Sara Dinkelo M.S., BCBA, LBA

Sara Dinkelo, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and state licensed behavior analyst (LBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays (DD) since 2001. She completed her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from the Sage Colleges in 2013. Sara became a BCBA in October 2014.

Sara began her career working in residential and day clinic programs supporting adults and adolescents with ASD and DD developing and implementing communication, social and life skills programs. In these settings, she created opportunities for individuals and families to advocate for choice in their services and access to evidence based practices for learning skills they needed to live more independent and meaningful lives.

In 2013, Sara began pursuit of furthering her education in evidence based practices, specifically in applied behavior analysis and autism through the Sage Colleges. During this time, she began her practicum fieldwork experience supervision supporting skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs with adults with ASD as well as focusing on measurement of and reinforcement of staff behavior through the implementation of a data collection program at a large organization.

After completion of her college programs and fieldwork experience, Sara moved back to Hawai’i in 2014. At thistime she began gaining experience working with children and adolescents through schools contracts while preparing for the BACB exam. She recently joined the ABC Group clinic in 2016 as a BCBA and is looking forward to working with a team of experienced behavior analysts and technicians. She is a current member of the Hawaii Association of Behavior Analysts where she sits on the legislative and events committees and continues to volunteer as a student mentor with the Sage colleges to support students newly entering the ABA and Autism program.

Sara’s professional interests include organizational behavior management, social skills acquisition, self advocacy and adolescent and adult supports.