Dr. Bernstein has worked as an ABA Therapist for over 20 years in a variety of settings. He received his MA in Experimental Psychology in 2001 from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2010 at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also a NYS-certified special education teacher (birth to grade 2). As Program Director, Dr. Bernstein oversees all clinical matters, structures the overall set-up of each classroom, observes and trains staff working in each room, attends IEP meetings, testifies at impartial hearings, meets with parents, and runs weekly clinical meetings in each classroom.
Ms. Kaiser worked in New York State government for over ten years as a policy maker, Legislative Director, and Chief of Staff to various Manhattan elected officials. Her role included extensive work in education policy and the reform of laws related to the civil rights of people with disabilities. When her twin sons were diagnosed with autism, she began working at a renowned special education law firm developing its marketing and client education program, professional development, and liaising with all the independent special education schools in New York City. As Head of School, Ms. Kaiser is in charge of strategic development and long-term planning. She works with special education attorneys, neuropsychologists, the school district, and others to support student needs. Eliyanna meets with prospective families, manages the school on an administrative level, and hires new staff members.