Alexandra Chehab, M. Ed., BCBA, Agency Affiliated Counselor
Program Supervisor and Development Coordinator
Ms. Chehab, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, joined NBA in July 2008. Ms. Chehab started with NBA as a Program Manager, and in May 2012, was promoted to Program Supervisor. In addition to her responsibilities as Program Supervisor, Ms. Chehab serves as NBA's Art for Autism Auction (AFA) Co-Chair. She is also NBA's Development Coordinator, managing all social media, marketing and fundraising for the company.
She first began working with students with autism and related disorders in 2002 in home settings in Virginia. Her initial exposure to Applied Behavior Analysis came via training through Autism Outreach and Reaching Potentials Inc. After graduating in 2004 with a B.S. in Psychology, Ms. Chehab began work with Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning, as a Lead In-Home Therapist. In this role she was not only responsible for direct service delivery to clients in both the in-home program and the grant program, but meticulously designed their treatment plans. Ms. Chehab also supervised therapists implementing the treatment plans, conducted parent training and provided respite care to families in need. Ms. Chehab gained experience writing individual service plans, as well in providing behavior management and consultation services to clients ages 1.5 to 16, and their families. She also fostered close relationships with several public educational districts in order to advocate and promote client success in school settings.
In the summer of 2005, Ms. Chehab began working as a Special Education Teacher, specifically a teacher of students with autism and related disorders, in a self-contained high school class. Her students ranged in age from 15 to 22. She gained experience in the public education sector as she planned and implemented Community Based Instruction (CBI), a vital component of transition services. Ms. Chehab was responsible for the placement of students in various work settings, in order for them to acquire and improve their work skill repertoire. Ms. Chehab received additional training in structured teaching, verbal behavior and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). While working in the public school setting, she also ensured that students were included into the general education population as appropriate. During this time, Ms. Chehab continued to work as an in-home consultant and therapist, obtained her teacher licensure in Special Education across grades K through 12, completed the educational requirements for becoming Board Certified as a Behavior Analyst, and gained her Master’s Degree in Special Education in 2008.
Ms. Chehab is a certified Microsoft ABA Provider, an Agency Affiliated Counselor in Washington state, and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DSHS licensure. She is also a member of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA). A native of Switzerland, Ms. Chehab is fluent in French!