Manuela O, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2021


I currently attended Illinois State University for Special Education.

Credentials and Certification 

  • CPR/First Aid

Clinical Expertise

  • DIR Floortime
  • Sensory Integration
  • FOR (Frame of Reference)
  • Behavior Momentum Intervention

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My Story

I have always wanted to be a BCBA. I was planning on getting my bachelors and masters and then getting my BCBA, but when the pandemic started last year I decided to jump right in and get my RBT certification. I realized I can make a bigger difference now in therapy 1:1 rather than in a classroom setting.

My Blue Bird Day

I have heard about Blue Bird Day for a long time and have always been interested in working in their clinical setting.

My Advocacy

I advocate to integrate children with autism or any disability as much as possible. I support Best Buddies, Autism Speaks, Autism Now, and Equal Opportunity Schools.

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I want to eventually get my BCBA and work with my mom (she is also a BCBA).


Mani is always willing to help out with any task and always has a positive attitude while doing it!

My Peers