Jon Chwirut is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working primarily in Loudoun County, VA. A DC-Area native, Jon grew up in Montgomery County, MD and currently lives in Loudoun County, VA. He holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Salisbury University. After completing graduate school, Jon completed his clinical training with Optimal Beginnings, LLC and became a BCBA in 2014. Over the course of his career, Jon has worked with clients ranging in age from 2 to 21. While versed in all areas of ABA, Jon regularly finds himself drawn to the topics of social skills and communication, as he believes that increasing fluency in these areas can and does lead to improvements in all areas of life. As such, Jon believes in a team approach to ABA, including parents, siblings, teachers, and others whose interactions may help shape a person’s success. A former collegiate athlete and avid proponent of outdoor activity, Jon also brings a perspective of having coached team, small group, and 1 on 1 settings in both baseball and skiing, and tries to keep his therapy programs as interactive as possible.