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Katharine Croce, M.Ed., BCBA

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Katharine "Katie" Croce is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In college, Katie began her work with children with autism and provided early behavioral intervention for several young children. It was through these experiences she decided to dedicate her life to helping individuals with autism and their families.

After graduation, she joined the faculty and staff of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 as a behavior analyst, and ultimately became the primary behavior analyst for the Upper County Autistic Support Program. In that role, Katie was in charge of managing student behaviors, conducting functional behavioral assessments, graphing and analyzing data, developing individualized behavior intervention plans, staff training, parent education, and program management.

Katie received her BA in psychology from LaSalle University, her master's degree from Temple University in Applied Behavior Analysis, and an Autism Certificate from Penn State University. As a graduate student, she was involved in a major longitudinal research study and became proficient at using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the gold standard test used to diagnose children with autism. She is co-creator of the Self and Match system, which incorporates self-monitoring into behavioral programs. Katie has presented her research internationally at ABA International conferences, has been a guest lecturer at Holy Family University, Temple University, Lehigh University, Devereux, the Bucks County Autism Support Coalition Conference, and Bucks County Intermediate Unit#22. She also appeared on the groundbreaking NBC 10-part series "Autism: The Hidden Epidemic" in 2004. Katie is thrilled to join the team at the Kinney Center.

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