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Liz Van Dorn

Liz Van Dorn 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.
  Stephanie Bates

Stephanie Bates has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2009, though her experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities began in 2003. Stephanie received her master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University, where she gained experience conducting assessments with and providing staff training for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, as well as providing school consultation services. Since completing her schooling, Stephanie has gained additional experience providing school consultation services and staff training, in addition to having extensive experience designing, supervising, and implementing in-home therapy for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and other diagnoses.

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!








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