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Our Team. Our Story.

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Our Story

Gemstones ​ABA Center's business owner, Donna Kuni, has over 20+ years experience and knowledge in the fields related to Behavior Analysis, 

 

We believe that therapeutic services for those diagnosed with Autism could be and should be focused on progress.  By Giving Everyone More Support (GEMS), from staff to clients to parents, more high-quality service and better outcomes are possible.  Company values are based on dedication and devotion to the autism community. 

Meet Your Gemstones Team

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Stacy H., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

My client having a spectacular day all day!

Favorite Quote:

“You know nothing John Snow”

Favorite Hobby:

Reading

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Kenzie M., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

COMING SOON

Favorite Quote:

COMING SOON

Favorite Hobby:

COMING SOON

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Sean F., RBT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

COMING SOON

Favorite Quote:

COMING SOON

Favorite Hobby:

COMING SOON

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Maria M., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

When I'm able to seen growth with my clients communication skills through the use of their verbal words as well as with their gestures (ASL). My most memorable moment in ABA is watching one of my clients being able to apply his DTT rest room sequences into a natural setting!!

Favorite Quote:

"Why blend in when you're meant to stand out!"-Dr. Seuss

Favorite Hobby:

Running

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Emma G., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

A very memorable moment for me in ABA is when I was working with a child who has struggles with sharing. He was standing next to a peer who was playing with a toy and said "my turn" to them. I had never heard him ask for a turn from a peer before and it made me like what we do for and teach the kids is truly worthwhile.

Favorite Quote:

"Don't lose your fire."

Favorite Hobby:

Reading and collecting books.

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Andrea H., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

COMING SOON

Favorite Quote:

COMING SOON

Favorite Hobby:

COMING SOON

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Jasmine M., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

Seeing two of our clients play a tag and slide down couch cushions on a friday afternoon with zero prompts. They genuinely enjoyed playing together and it made me tear up because they both have play goals but this exceeded the goal.

Favorite Quote:

"This too shall pass"

Favorite Hobby:

Cooking new recipes, going to concerts, traveling with family and friends

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Kaitlyn B., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

Watching skills unfold naturally, at Gonza Tacos, during a Gemstone’s social skills outing!

Favorite Quote:

“Play is the highest form of research.” — Albert Einstein

Favorite Hobby:

Camping with our dogs!

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Hannah J., BCBA, NCLBA

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

One of my favorite moments in ABA was with one of my clients who needed a lot of support in peer interactions. This was something we were working a lot on. Sharing in particular was really hard for him. We were at the playground one day and he initiated playing with a peer. He shared and played with this peer with no support from me. Seeing him have fun and engage with this peer appropriately was so exciting!

Favorite Quote:

"If they don't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn."

Favorite Hobby:

Reading & Playing with my dog, Nugget!

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Emma D., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

Over the past year, I have watched every single of the kids grow in so many ways. The way they have changed in such a short amount of time amazes me and makes me proud of this company and the wonderful kids I work with every day.

Favorite Quote:

“If a child can't“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” 

- Ignacio Estrada

Favorite Hobby:

Makeup

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Abby D., RBT

Briefly describe one memorable moment in ABA:

COMING SOON

Favorite Quote:

COMING SOON

Favorite Hobby:

COMING SOON

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Donna K., BCBA, NCLBA
Clinic Director

Donna has over 15 years of experience working as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.  Donna holds a Master in Special Education from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University.  Donna is a registered Autism Specialist and received her Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate from Pennsylvania State University.  Donna will be providing ABA therapeutic treatment and care with dedication and devotion focusing on Giving Everyone More Support (GEMS).

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