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  Liz Van Dorn
M.S., BCBA

Liz Van Dorn currently acts as co-owner and sole clinician at Footsteps of Change. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who graduated from Auburn University with a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specializing in developmental disabilities. She has been certified since 2008; however, she has been working with individuals diagnosed with various disabilities since 2005. Liz has experience providing school consultation services, parent training, direct in-home therapy, direct clinic-based services, and staff training and supervision. Throughout her career, she has provided these services to individuals of all ages (ranging from 2 to 90 years old) and across various settings such as classrooms, residential settings, family homes, a day program for adults, a clinic, and an early intervention preschool. Along with providing and supervising ABA therapy, Liz has gained extensive experience conducting assessments, developing skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans, and monitoring progress toward therapy goals.


Company Update


While Footsteps of Change has only existed since 2011, we’ve made some unexpected but amazing changes in our focus within these 3 years! Although comprehensive, in-home therapy was the primary service in mind at the start, we’ve learned about the great need for more focused services designed to teach effective strategies to parents so progress may continue long after we are out of the home. We’ve also been excited about relationships that have formed with school districts in the Chicago area. Because of these teachers and administrators, we’ve learned about the vast need for student-specific services that are evidence-based, comprehensive, and systematic. This has led us to a much greater focus on both student-specific school consultation, as well as presentation/training services on various topics relevant to school teams. Although our services have shifted, our dedication to staying small, ensuring success without us, meeting you where you are, and going beyond therapy are as strong as they ever were. To know more about each of these values, check out our brochure on the links page!

In the pictures below, you will notice another very important person that helped make Footsteps of Change a reality. Stephanie Bates co-founded this company through much hard work and sacrifice. She also played a critical role in shaping the values, policies, and practices that maintain individualized, high-quality services for all of our clients. Despite no longer working as a clinician with Footsteps of Change, Stephanie will remain a strong supporter of its mission.

 


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