Our Management Team
Our management team lead a group of amazing and dedicated individuals who embrace the AES ethos of helping each child reach their full potential.
Director and Program Supervisor
Vivienne realised that Behaviour Analysis was her calling when she first started working with children with Autism in 1992. This came about when she was asked to join an organisation teaching Applied Behaviour Analysis and Discrete Trial Training to young children with Autism from the data based research project in support of Early Intervention, at Murdoch University (Jay Brimbrauer, David Leach 1992-3). It was from this point on, Vivienne made it her mission to dedicate her professional life towards the betterment of children with Autism and their families. By 2003, Vivienne had formed AES.
Not only does Vivienne enjoy working directly with children and youth with Autism, she is also very passionate about empowering others with the most effective tools to teach individuals. She has trained hundreds of staff, clinicians and parents on how to implement strategies that are based on ABA to improve the quality of life for their student or child. Vivienne and her team also consult with and coach parents and schools on how to effectively implement strategies that are based on ABA. She presents workshops on a variety of topics related to teaching or working with individuals with Autism. Ultimately Vivienne’s goal is to help improve the quality of life for children and young people with Autism and their family by making ABA accessible to all.
Team Leader – ABA 1:1 Therapy
Irina commenced with AES in 2012 and received her postgraduate in Psychology in 2013. She is a Registered Behavioural Technician (RBT), and is a trained facilitator for the Secret Agent Society (SAS) social skills program run by AES. She has also completed accredited St Johns First Aid training. Irina is trained in administering the Verbal Behaviour Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and provides Functional Behaviour Assessments to provide information that will be used to design effective positive behaviour support plans. Irina also provides school observations, reports and recommendations to schools at primary and secondary level.
Irina is currently completing her Masters in Education, in Curriculum and Instruction (Applied Behaviour Analysis) at Arizona State University, with the goal to becoming a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst. She facilitates our RBT training program with our BCBA-D consultant and works alongside the Director when evaluating and on boarding new child clients.
Irina is our Senior Case Manager and leads an expert and valued team of Case Managers, Advanced Behaviour Interventionists and Behaviour interventionists in 1:1 programs.
Team Leader – Social Clubs
Kelly joined AES in 2009 whilst studying her Psychology degree. She worked for many years as a Case Manager before taking a short break to start a family. Kelly is a Registered Behavioural Technician (RBT), and is a trained facilitator for the Secret Agent Society (SAS) social skills program run by AES. She has also completed accredited St Johns First Aid training.
Kelly provides team and individual training for our Behaviour Interventionists. She also works closely with the clinical specialists towards the integration of skills and needs from the 1:1 early intervention program into the Social Club programs bringing greater continuity to each child’s overall learning.
Kelly is our Senior Facilitator of our Social Club programs.
Denise is the ‘go-to’ person for all administrative matters and works closely with Vivienne and the rest of the management team to coordinate day to day activities to ensure that operations run effectively and efficiently. She is the supportive and friendly voice you will hear on the end of the telephone when you call our clinic and when she greets you at the door. She has also completed accredited St Johns First Aid training.
Andrea is responsible for all areas relating to financial activities. She supports the Director and other stakeholders. If you have any questions relating to account queries, funding amounts, payments, payment options, etc, please contact Andrea directly for assistance.