About Us

Our Team

Founder

Xiaoxiao Chen, PhD., BCBA-D

  • PhD in applied behavior analysis (ABA), and a doctoral degree from TCSPP.
  • Listed OAP Provider
  • Over 12 years working with children and families with special needs
  • Trainer for Chinese Autism Community

Service Manager

Fanmiao (Miya) Meng, M.A

  • Master degree in ABA from Florida Institute of Technology 
  • Business degree in Human Recourse
  • Experienced therapist, working with young and school-aged children
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA

Program Manager

Mengqi (Maggie) Li, M.S., BCBA, RBA(ONT.)

  • Registered Behavior Analyst in Ontario
  • Listed OAP Provider
  • 10 years working with children and families with special needs
  • Other than having a master degree in ABA, she’s also trained in Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) teaching methods such as JASPER
  • Trainer for Chinese Autism Community

Supervised Senior Therapist

Tina Vo, M.ADS

  • Master degree in ABA from Brock University
  • Highly experienced with increasing communication skills, social skills, and independence among children 
  • Experience with collaborating with other professionals and working with children with ASD across various settings

Supervised Senior Therapist

Nazanin Ainy, M.ADS, BCBA, RBA (ONT.)

  • Master’s degree in Applied Disability Studies, Specialization in Applied Behaviour
    Analysis (ABA) from Brock University.
  • Over 10 years of experience providing ABA services to all aged children and youth with
    a diverse set of disorders in the centres, communities, hospitals, and homes.
  • Has written articles for the Autism Matters magazine, published by Autism Ontario and is a member of ONTABA.
  • Multilingual in Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Hindi, and English.
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Kedisha Robinson, M.ADS

  • Master of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour
    Analysis from Brock University.
  • Over 6 years of experience working with children with disabilities
  • Passionate about providing solutions to barriers impacting achievement.
 

Clinical Supervisor

Xiaoyue Xiao, M.Ed, BCBA, RBA(ONT.)

  • Master’s degree in ABA from the University of Toronto
  • Experience in behavior consultation and caregiver training (Project Impact, Triple P, and RUBI)
  • Enthusiastic with empowering learners and caregivers by teaching the activity of daily living skills, communication skills, and social skills
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Jiaqi (Connie) Kan, M.ADS

  • Master’s degree specializing in ABA from Brock University, Honours BSc in Psychology, MPED in language teaching 
  • Started with Nutcracker Therapy as an Instructor Therapist and transited to the role as a Senior Therapist in 2023
  • Experienced in teaching language and communication skills to children aged 2-16. 
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA

Supervised Senior Therapist

Lini Huang, B.A.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Behavior Science
  • Experienced Registered Behavioural Technician (RBT)
  • 5 years counseling experience with Chinese families
  • Lini is adept at combining teaching with play and deeply understands children’s behavior and emotions

 

Service Coordinator

Meilin Fu, M.Sc

  • Master degree in Human Resource Management from England.
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Psychology with a Cumulative GPA of 4.0.
  • Experienced ABA therapist with a strong passion for the field of education for special needs children and teenagers
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Rong (Rinna) Tang, M.PEd

  • Master’s degree in ABA from Western University.
    Started with Nutcracker Therapy as an Instructor Therapist in 2023.
  • Experienced in teaching language and communication skills to children aged 2-14.
  • Experienced in creating fun activities and decreasing challenge
    behaviors.
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Tianyue Ma, B.Sc

  • Graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology, pursuing a master degree in Western University
  • Experienced in teaching in different settings such as center, client’s home, and community
  • She is very creative at teaching language in the child’s natural environment and experienced with decreasing challenging behaviors
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Ligene Pilar B.Sc

  • Bioethics & Cognitive Science major from University of Toronto
  • Post-grad certification in Autism and Behavioural Science at George Brown College
  • Started working as an Instructor Therapist in 2018, experienced in working and teaching through playful and creative activities

Supervised Senior Therapist

Rasika Deogaonkar, B.Sc

  • BSc in Psychology, a post-grad diploma in Behavioural Sciences from University of Toronto
  • Over 10 years of teaching children with ASD
  • Offering support in various settings, including schools and communities. Rasika is passionate about providing compassionate therapy and teaching essential skills for children’s success.
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Grey Chan

  • Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Speech and Hearing Science since 2006
  • Member of Speech-Language Audiology Canada as a Communicative Health Assistant
  • Experienced in children’s language and speech development
  • Fluently in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
 

Supervised Senior Therapist

Ralph Abella, B.A

  • BA in Psychology and Early Childhood Diploma
  • Experienced therapists with children age 2-16
  • Passionate about teaching children using motivating activities and improving their functional skills.

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Susan Xu

  • Behavioural Sciences diploma; currently pursuing a Psychology degree at York University.
  • Proficient in implementing personalized interventions for children with ASD, achieving measurable outcomes.
  • Committed to continuous learning and dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children through the latest research and techniques.
 

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Enli Zhang, B.A

  • Graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Behavioural Science
  • Enli is committed to making a difference in her clients’ lives and continuing her professional development.
  • She enjoys reading, traveling and staying up-to-date with ABA therapy advancements.

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Jiayi Cheng

  • College Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown
  • She also has a early education background where she worked in toddler and school aged classrooms
  • She is passionate about teaching social, language, play, and academic skills.

Supervised Instructor Therapist & Social Worker

Xinwei (Vivien) Wang, MSW, Social Worker

  • Master degree in Social Work and received ABA training from Seneca College. 
  • Over 8 years of experience working with children with different developmental needs aging from 2-16. 
  • Experienced in using multiple ways for teaching children in multiple settings.
 

Instructor Therapist

Jiayi Cheng

  • College Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown
  • She also has a early education background where she worked in toddler and school aged classrooms
  • She is passionate about teaching social, language, play, and academic skills.

Instructor Therapist

Tianyue Ma, B.Sc

  • Graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology, pursuing a master degree in Western University
  • Experienced in teaching in different settings such as center, client’s home, and community
  • She is very creative at teaching language in the child’s natural environment and experienced with decreasing challenging behaviors

Instructor Therapist

Meilin Fu, M.A

  • 4.0 GPA in Behavior Science at Seneca College and is now pursuing a higher degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • works as a behavior therapist at Nutcracker Therapy Toronto and finds motivation in witnessing her clients’ success.

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Yahui (Yancy) Liu, B.A

  • Currently pursuing a Master of Professional Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Western University and a Master of Information in User Experience Design at the University of Toronto
  • Entered the ABA field in 2013
  • Specializations in support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder under 18 years old
 

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Vicky Liu, HBSc

  • Currently pursuing a Master of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education at the University of Toronto. 
  • Graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto. 
  • Completed Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science at Geroge Brown College. 
  • Experienced in teaching with children and adults in both 1:1 and classroom settings

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Karen Huang, B.Child Health

  • Graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Child Health
  • Experience working with children and adults with various developmental disabilities in homes, classroom and clinical settings
  • Passionate about pursuing a career in ABA and working with children with special needs

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Sally Han, B.ASc

  • Currently pursuing a Master degree in ABA at Brock University.
  • ​Bachelor’s degree in Human Behaviour at McMaster University.
    Post-graduate certificate in Brain Disorder Management at Mohawk College.
  • Experienced in providing support in home and school settings through one-on-one sessions.
  • Skilled in decreasing challenging behaviours.

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Norton Fong

  • Diploma in Behavioural Science from Seneca College, currently pursuing a degree in Behavioural Psychology
  • Worked in the field for 3 years
  • Experienced in teaching in 1 on 1 and group settings

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Phylicia Lewis

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Behaviour Psychology at Seneca Polytechnic with great knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • More than five years experience working with children and clinical experience working with adults with various needs
  • Aspiring to help children reach their stellar potential, improve their skills and have fun!

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Alisha Zachariah, B. SW

  • Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with BSW, graduate certificate from Conestoga College in Autism & Behavioural Science
  • Started working with young children since 2014
  • Familiar with both classroom and in-home settings
 

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Ziyan (Cece) Wang, H.BSc

  • Currently pursuing Master of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education at the University of Toronto.
  • Enrolled in the ABA program at the Florida Institute of Technology, and experienced in providing ABA therapy in individual and group settings.
  • Skilled in mental health issues in children and teenagers
  • Member of the Mental Health Interview and Assessment Program at Tsinghua University Youth Mental Health Lab

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Ruiao (Reo) Zhou, M.Ed

  • Master’s degree (MED) in Developmental Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto
  • Currently pursing a ABA Certificate Program, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Experienced working with teenagers and adults on the spectrum and decreasing challenging behaviours in various settings. 

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Nicole Avelino, B.A

  •  Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree at Trent University
  • Currently pursuing Addictions & Mental Health at Durham College
  • Experience in providing ABA services to children and youth with developmental disabilities
  • Teaching children and youth 1:1, group/classroom settings, and in-home

Supervised Instructor Therapist

Lily Huang, B.SW

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University
  • Currently pursuing a Master of Education with a concentration in ABA. 
  • Experienced in teaching children and youth in home and center settings.