About Us

Amy Jacobs-Schroeder, BA

Owner

Amy started in the field of early autism treatment in 1996 as a behavioral tutor at Applied Behavior Consultants School in Sacramento, CA. Later she worked as a Behavior Intervention Specialist for Barry Barmann and then as a Service Coordinator at Alta California Regional Center. Wanting to return to the autism field, Amy spent six years with a Sacramento based early intervention agency as a consultant,  then later as a supervisor and then Director of In-Home Services.

Amy graduated from Sacramento State University with bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Child Development in May of 2000. She received her certification as a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst in October of 2006.

Cynthia Long, MA, BCBA

Owner/ Clinical Director

Cynthia began working with children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum as an intern at a Lovaas replication site while attending the University of the Pacific. She continued on to become a senior tutor with that site before relocating to the Sacramento area. She spent five years with a local agency providing early intervention as a consultant, supervising consultant and Director of In-Home Services. She also has experience as a life skills coach for adults with developmental disabilities and as a Service Coordinator at Alta California Regional Center with both the childrens population (ages 3-14) and the early intervention population (birth to age 3).

She obtained her bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific in 1998, her masters degree in teaching at National University in December of 2007 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in April of 2008.

Laurie McKinnie, MA

Owner

Laurie began providing services to children on the autism spectrum in 1995 as a tutor at a Lovaas replication site through an internship at the University of the Pacific.  Upon graduating, she went on to become a one-on-one instructional assistant for a student with autism in Elk Grove, California.  In 1998, she moved to Hawaii and assisted with the development of an after school socialization program for children on the autism spectrum ages 2-14.  Upon relocating to California in 2000, she worked as a Service Coordinator in the children’s unit at Alta California Regional Center until she moved on to a non-public agency providing early intervention for children on the autism spectrum.  As a consultant, supervising consultant, then the Director of Staff Development, she assisted with the development and review of individual programs, hiring of staff, and supervision of consultants for five years.  She also has experience as a Autism Specialist for San Joaquin County Office of Education in which she provided staff training and program development for children on the autism spectrum from 3-22.

Laurie completed her Bachelors degree at the University of the Pacific in 1997, and obtained her Master of Arts degree in Special Education in 2005.