Ms. Vassar-Smith received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in home, residential, and school settings. Ms. Vassar-Smith worked for three years in the United Arab Emirates helping to develop a new school and spread the field of ABA to new cultures. Her clinical interests include developing services for newly diagnosed children and their families, evaluating the social validity of treatment across settings, and verbal behavior. In her free time, she enjoys training (and retraining) her cats and tortoise.