Illinois: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
Continuum Behavioral Health serves the suburbs of Chicago and the greater Illinois area. During the assessment process, each child receives a comprehensive functional assessment that identifies core deficits and problem behaviors that may be interfering with the child’s ability to learn and participate in daily life at home, school and in the community. Every child’s program is individualized to meet his or her needs, learning style and guided by what is developmentally expected.
Jamie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Elementary Education. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University. Jamie has experience in a variety of settings including in-home, clinic, and residential working with both children and adolescents. Jamie’s interests include early intervention, individualized treatment planning, and promoting generalization with parent training. She has a passion for training and supervising staff as well as providing supervision for students.
Brittney Eberhardt, M.S., BCBA
Brittney has been working with children with Autism and related disabilities for over 10 years. She has worked in the clinic, home, residential, and school settings with children and adults across the spectrum. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Psychology and began working at a therapeutic day school for children with Autism. Through this experience, Brittney discovered her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis. She went on to study Behavior Analysis at Southern Illinois University and pursue her BCBA certification.
Lila Kayali, M.S., BCBA
Lila has worked in the fields of education and behavioral health for over 10 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Memphis and started a learning center in 2010 with an emphasis on academics and executive functioning skills. This led to her interest in Precision Teaching and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She furthered her education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and obtained her graduate certificate in ABA. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she works in a range of settings, including home, clinic, and school. Some areas of interest relate to the powerful role of environmental factors on child development and how skills can be generalized to different settings over time. She specializes with treatment planning, client programs, and parent trainings for both children and adolescents.
Anne Tully, B.A., RBT
Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University. Anne has been working with individuals with disabilities for almost ten years. Before starting at Continuum, Anne worked at an adult day program at a special recreation association. In addition, she has worked summer day camps and has coached a variety of sports for special olympics. She then started working at Continuum as an ABA therapist, and she’s currently an RBT and the clinic manager. Anne loves working in the field of ABA and can’t wait to see what comes next while working at Continuum.
Megan Palombella, M.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Megan Palombella has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since May 2017 and specializes in education and early learners. She has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Elmhurst College and her Masters of Education in Curriculum/ Instruction & Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a licensed Early Childhood Educator with endorsements in special education, LBS1/ learning behavior specialist, English as a second language, and bilingual (Spanish) education. She was a self contained special education teacher for nearly five years before becoming a BCBA. Megan is passionate about collaboration with families and schools as well as programming for early learners.
Laura Trendell B.S., RBT
Laura graduated with her BS in Psychology in 2011, spending the majority of her 4th year working with preschoolers with autism. After graduating, she found a job at a therapeutic day school working 1:1 with middle schoolers. She worked at a few different day schools before deciding she wanted to pursue a career in ABA. Laura particularly enjoys working on increasing functional communication, independence, and play skills while decreasing high intensity problem behavior. Outside of working with these wonderful people, Laura enjoys eating macaroni and cheese and watching Golden Girls.
Melissa Diane Price, M.A.R.I, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Melissa Price has worked with children with Autism in various settings for six years. She has worked in the public school setting, home, and clinic. Melissa began her studies at Loyola University in Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education as well as certifications in Bilingual Education (Spanish) and English as a Second Language. Upon teaching in public schools in Saint Charles for a few years, she went on to study at Aurora University and received a Master of Arts in Reading Instruction. Simultaneously, Melissa pursued her passion for studying human behavior and learning by completing her coursework and requirements for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Northern Illinois University. Melissa is currently a Learning Behavior Specialist in the Geneva public school setting and a Senior Consultant for Continuum.
Brittany Crow, M.S., RBT
Brittany completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Aurora University and has been working with individuals on the Autism spectrum for eight years. She is currently pursuing her BCBA certification. Originally from the DC area, Brittany moved to the Chicago suburbs in 2015, where she continued her experience in both clinic and in-home settings. Brittany is most passionate about helping develop functional living skills and increasing independence.
Morgan McKeough, B.S.
I graduated from Taylor University in Spring of 2015 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Work. I have worked with children with autism in the school, clinic, and in home settings, and adults with intellectual disabilities in the residential setting. I began working with students at Frances Slocum Elementary School running small groups and having 1:1 sessions with children that have autism and have since moved into the ABA field. I have been working as an instructor with Continuum since 2015, and a Junior Consultant since 2018. I love seeing our clients everyday and helping them grow and develop so they can reach their full potential!