Hi everyone! My name is Courtney Gorman. I am so excited to be joining the team at Apara Autism Center, working with children with Autism, as a BCBA!

I just recently moved to Houston with my fiancé in May during this crazy time in the world! I moved here from New York City where I was born and raised. Texas is a new adventure for us, and I am looking forward to exploring our new home!

I attended college at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  My family is full of teachers, principals and speech therapists so we always say it runs in our blood! After college, I worked as a special education preschool teacher for a non-profit organization in Manhattan for 3 years.  As a teacher I worked with children with Autism in an 8:1:2 classroom setting.  While teaching, I started my master’s program to work towards my goal of becoming a BCBA.  While pursuing my Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology, I decided to leave the classroom and work at a private developmental clinic in NYC.  I worked there for the last two years as a Case Supervisor working with children with Autism and their families to help reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

I am so excited about this opportunity to work with your children and their families at the Apara Autism Center.  I look forward to meeting everyone and working together to help your children succeed!

Working with children with Autism at Apara Autism Center