Founder & Executive Director
Autism Spectrum Interventions (ASI) is founded by Timothy M. Prior. Mr. Prior is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He has been providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for individuals with special needs since 1998.
While attending the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) Mr. Prior studied under Dr. Ivar Lovaas and attended the entire practicum and course work curriculum led by Dr. Lovaas and his colleagues.
Mr. Prior has extensive experience working with and for school districts, insurance companies and with regional centers. Mr. Prior developed and co-directed a team who created a curriculum for teaching social skills to individuals with special needs, that was implemented across a major urban school district. Mr. Prior has sought out and received the highest level of training throughout his career helping individuals with special needs.
Mr. Prior presents at universities and other venues including Harvard University, CSULB, CSUF and many others. If you would like Mr. Prior or an ASI staff representative to present at your venue, just reach out via the contact us link. ASI loves sharing all we know about ABA, Autism Services and our enthusiasm for caring for others in the special needs community.
ASI’s Amazing staff!
ASI ensures the highest caliber of intervention through the methodical recruitment, screening and selection of staff members who demonstrate an advanced ability to work with the special needs community. In addition, all staff receive extensive training in ABA and working with individuals with special needs. ASI staff receive professional development training and supervision throughout their employment at ASI to obtain the most updated information and best practices of ABA and providing treatment for individuals with autism or other special needs. Every client is individually evaluated to ensure the “ASI staff to ASI client” dynamic is the best match.
Our staff includes speakers of Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Korean, German, Armenian, Arabic, French, Farsi, Tagolog, Hindi, Italian, Ethiopian, and Sign Language (ASL).
From the time he joined our ASI family, Gonzalo has been nothing but the best example of dedication, hard work, impeccable work ethics and unparalleled enthusiasm for the field. I want to congratulate and thank Gonzalo for representing ASI the way he does. As an ASI representative who visits a variety of clients and school sites, I have frequently been approached by teachers, supervisors, parents, and other professionals who want to thank me for having assigned Gonzalo to support them. My frequent answer to those many kind words is that I will make sure to pass along the message to Gonzalo. I want to take this opportunity to pass along that message, Gonzalo, thank you very much for everything you do to support your clients and team!! Congratulations on this so well-deserved recognition!
We are so fortunate to have Gonzalo as part of the ASI team. He receives phenomenal feedback from folks that he works with. Gonzalo has demonstrated flexibility when taking on a variety of cases and extreme patience and understanding during difficult transitions. He has only been with ASI for a short while, but in that time he has quickly demonstrated his desire to support ASI’s needs, whether those are in the home or school setting. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work, Gonzalo!
When Selene came to ASI we all had high expectations for her. It has been a pleasure watching Selene confidently step into her role supervising challenging and critical sites for LBUSD. I appreciate Selene’s communication with me as she does not hesitate check in when she has questions. I hear great feedback from a variety of folks that Selene is a pleasure to work with and “Really knows her Stuff.” Keep up the great work Selene.
Timothy M. Prior
Selene has come to our ASI family with a great disposition, positive attitude and ready to take on any challenge. I have been pleased to see her growth , not only as a clinician, but overall into a well rounded professional. The fact that she consistently seeks mentorship and support, and works hard preparing for each one of her cases also demonstrates an ongoing desire to learn and improve, key to success in our field. Congratulations, Selene. Your hard work deserves so much recognition.
I’m am beyond thrilled that Selene is the ASI employee of the month. Selene exemplifies genuine passion and determination. She consistently communicates with myself and the other directors regarding client concerns and her desire to grow as a professional. She puts in tireless hours with a smile and continues to ask what else she can do to help. Additionally, Selene is not hesitant to jump in and face any and all challenges, whether it be working with a new funding source, difficult clients, or challenging parents. Congratulations, Selene, ASI is so fortunate to have you as part of our team.
When Zanni joined us in 2012 it was clear that she had a natural understanding of positive behavioral intervention and a natural ability for connecting with both clients and families. Over the years she has worked in some of the most difficult family dynamics and is able to advance our client’s program while keeping the families happy. In the ASI office, Zanni is a true pleasure to be around, even when she is coping with the most challenging cases. She has a reputation for being kind to ASI’s office staff and is very responsible submitting PVF’s. Zanni is consistently our top achiever in fulfilling her client’s billable hours. As Zanni grows in the field it is clear she is tracked for great leadership opportunities here at ASI.
I am happy to celebrate Zanni as ASI’s employee of the month. Not only is she bright, charismatic and dedicated, but Zanni also possesses qualities that allow her to provide valuable support in a wide variety of situations and circumstances. Zanni enjoys working with her families and clients, and frequently talks about how important helping others is for her. Her optimistic and giving attitude is contagious and heartwarming. It is a true pleasure working alongside Zanni and watching her grow!
While I haven’t had the chance yet to get to know Zanni very well, my experiences with her have all been great. I really appreciate her willingness and ability to jump right in and problem solve any challenges that may present themselves. She is absolutely amazing at making sure that she schedules herself out to see her cases as often as possible. I also appreciate her positive attitude whenever I have spoken with her or hear her in the office. Congrats Zanni!
Annette has been our “Go-to” administrative team leader since 2012. During the transition from the Brea office to the Fullerton office, she was a leader in ensuring that communication remained strong, and that order was kept through the chaos. Annette always has a positive attitude, an understanding outlook and the greatest patience of anyone I know. This positive outlook has been pivotal in helping the ASI office maintain high moral through the changes across the last few months. Annette is able to coordinate trainings ensuring the highest attendance rates. Annette is key in maintaining the flow of daily operations, intuitively understands ASI priorities, has a VERY keen eye for details and wraps all those skills in patience and understanding.
Annette’s a rock star! Her generous disposition, regardless of the circumstances has been vital to ASI continuing growth and success. Annette has helped me with any and every issue that I have asked her to help me with, or even when I have not asked her, she has always been there to help and support me. I am genuinely thankful and proud to know and work alongside our rock star, Annette!!
Gloria came to ASI with an enthusiasm to help our clients and a desire to learn. She quickly was identified as a parent favorite, Now that she has been promoted she again shows her desire to learn. And rumor has it that her first round of reports look like they were written by veterans.
feel fortunate to have this opportunity to thank Gloria for giving her best under any circumstance, for being not only a knowledgeable and skilled professional, but also a generous, caring and humble human being. After graduating from UCI, and from the time she joined the ASI family Gloria has consistently demonstrated genuine interest in learning and improving her skills so that she could better help her clients and their families. Gloria has become one of our most skilled Direct Interventionists, who not only did an awesome job with her clients in every session, but who has also done a superb job at training new interventionists and taking on other responsibilities. Gloria was recently promoted to being a Supervisor/Parent Consultant. She so rightfully deserves this promotion, and we all congratulate her on this new position and are very proud to have her as our Employee of the month!
When Sara came to ASI in 2010, she came with an enthusiasm to help people and desire to learn. One of the most gratifying aspects of being the founder of ASI is watching someone like Sara grow through her education and her training at ASI. Watching her being promoted and her constantly seeking more knowledge reassures me of the great path that ASI is on.
Sara is the quintessential ABA service provider! She is intelligent, eager to learn, and quick to learn new material. On the case that we have together, Sara asked for research in the area of compliance training and she expanded her knowledge of functional communication – becoming skilled in the use of many common signs in the process. Sara’s ideas and suggestions for cases have been right on point! Sara displays an excellent balance between warmth and professionalism. Both clients and parents respond very well to her. A few months ago, Sara assumed the parent consultation portion of a case with the aplomb of a seasoned worker. Sara is a gifted multi -tasker – she is adept at taking data while running programs and while connecting with the client! Furthermore, Sara does not shy away from challenging behaviors. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with her and her future in this field is exceptionally bright!