Dana Ignarski, MS, BCBA
Program Director of School and of Pleasant Prairie School Readiness
Changing Lives Since: 2006
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
- Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
with a focus in Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Safety Care Trained
- CPR and First Aid certified
She loves to spend time outdoors with her children.
"My Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) experience began in 2006 while pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I received an email looking for individuals to provide in-home ABA therapy to children with Autism and began working as a technician at a local Autism Service Provider. I became passionate about ABA and decided to make it my career. It soon became my mission to teach individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to overcome their limitations, guide their own learning and successfully flourish into a functioning member of society through adulthood.
"My specialty in treatment is Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) ages 3-10; preparing clients to successfully transition and assimilate into an inclusionary school learning environment. As I grew in the field, I saw where our clients were falling short in their traditional educational needs specific to communication and behavior support. As the Sonnenberg School continues to develop and grow, the need arose to work in close liaison with the Sonnenberg ABA clinic. My role is to assure the success of the students attending the Sonnenberg School and to develop systems for collaboration with ABA, providing training and fading ABA support."