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Makenzie Johns CEO Early Autism Services India

MaKenzie Johns
Chief Executive Officer

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MaKenzie Johns is the Chief Executive Officer for Early Autism Services Private Limited (EASPL) in India. MaKenzie is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis from Capella University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Psychology from The Ohio State University. She aspires to create well-rounded, socially inclusive programs for each child by working towards the generalization of skills in the home, and in the community.

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Suchitra Choudhury
Chief Clinical Director

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Suchitra Choudhury is the Chief Clinical Director of Early Autism Services Private Limited (EASPL) in India. She completed her ABA course sequence from the University of Florida and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. She pursues towards ethical application of the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis in various domains.

Suchitra has 8 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and is passionate about effectively using scientifically proven techniques in the reduction of problem behaviour and to increase appropriate behaviour. She takes a keen interest in learning and spreading knowledge and information about ABA with people from all walks of life.

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Amanda Augustine
Chief Operations Officer

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Amanda Augustine is the Operations Manager of Early Autism Services India. She joined EAS in 2021 as a Behaviour Technician and quickly showed the potential for working in an operational role. She is a gold medallist master’s degree holder in Social work from Christ University, Bangalore. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Minds College of Special Education, Mumbai.

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Vincent Scarlata
Chief Financial Officer

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Vincent Scarlata is the Chief Financial Officer at EAS and provides support to families throughout their relationship with EAS. He graduated from DePaul University with a finance and business management degree in 2010. He spent 6 years working as a client service specialist and account manager for a Chicago financial institution. He has also been a long time supporter of local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and adults with autism and other disabilities.

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Janhavi Kelaskar
Clinical Director – Sahakar Nagar, Bangalore Therapy Center

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Janhavi is a Clinical Director at EAS, Bangalore. She is a QBA candidate and has completed
her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune. At the very start of her
career she stumbled upon ABA therapy and since then has been passionate about the field.
She has been working with young kids on the spectrum, giving her a rich experience to work in
the field of “Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention”. She is solution-oriented in her approach.
Her professional interest lies in helping her clients be independent in their environment and
training them on functional communication. In her personal time, Janhavi enjoys cooking
different recipes and binge-watching TV shows.

Swetha Ravindran
Clinical Director – Hyderabad, TS Therapy Center

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Swetha is a Clinical Director at EAS, Hyderabad. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and
studied at the Florida Institute of Technology. She has completed her Master’s in special
education from the University of Austin, TX. Swetha started her journey as an RBT working with
kids with developmental disabilities in the United States. She then worked as a special
education teacher for 2 years in India and is passionate about inclusive education, advocacy,
teaching life skills for kids and to create a safe environment for them to grow. Her areas of
interests are verbal behavior and practical functional assessment. Swetha’s goal is to spread
awareness about the principles and evidence-based practices of ABA.

Aarati Visala
Clinical Director – Bangalore, HSR Layout Therapy Center

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Arati is a Clinical Director at EAS, Bangalore. She has spent 7 years exploring the field of Applied behavioural analysis working with early learners and young children. At the start of her career, she worked with kids in a 1:1 setup and quickly started exploring the idea of inclusive education via Group Therapy and School readiness programs. She has guided students using solution- focused approaches to address issues relating to academic performance, social skills, self-esteem, and emotional management. Arati is a recipient of Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in M.A Counselling Psychology at Amity University, India and has also published her Research at International Journal of Indian Psychology on the “Role of Self-Concept and Emotional Maturity in Excessive Internet usage”. She is extremely passionate about the naturalistic teaching methods in ABA and aims at changing people’s perspective of ABA being ‘Robotic’.

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Vandna Sinha
Lead Occupational Therapist

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Ms Vandna is an Occupational therapist with approximately 9 years of experience. She has completed her Master degree from SVNIRTAR, Odisha. She is certified in Sensory Integration certification module 1 and 4 from the University of Southern California. She is also certified in Wheelchair training by WHO, Brain Gym 104, Crispiany movement program and Oral Placement Therapy Level 1. She has a vast experience in working with neurodiverse children. She believes that every child has potential and equal opportunities should be provided to all. She also strives to empower parents and caregivers to become the best facilitator to their children.

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Shilpa Thangal
Clinical Director – JP Nagar, Bangalore Therapy Center

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Shilpa is the Clinical Director at EAS JP Nagar, Bangalore. She is a QBA candidate and has completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Jain University, Bangalore. Early on in her career, she discovered ABA therapy and has been devoted to it ever since. It is her passion to work with young kids and to help them become more capable and independent. Her aim is to spread awareness about Autism and ABA therapy within the community. During her free time, Shilpa enjoys cooking, travelling, and watching series.