Our Bios

Jamie Hughes began working with children with special needs in 1999 when she was a Water Safety Instructor teaching private swimming lessons to children on the Autism Spectrum. She earned her bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University. Her career experience has involved working with children of all ages with various disabilities and diagnoses, most specifically Autism Spectrum Disorders and Childhood Apraxia.
 

Elizabeth Radachi has over 16 years experience working with children in both recreational and educational settings. Her degree and subsequent classroom experiences are in Early Childhood Education. She also has a long history with dance, having formerly been a professional ballet dancer as well as a teacher of ballet and music and movement classes to a wide range of ages spanning from three to 50. Elizabeth began working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 5 years ago as a tutor before transitioning to a consulting position and earning her certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).
 

Maria Llerena began working with children with a diversity of special needs in the late 1980's-early1990's as a volunteer for Youth Challange in Fairview Park, Ohio, a Head Start program in an Applachian region of Kentucky, and after school programs in Syracuse, New York.  She has received dual Bachelor's degrees in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education and Sociology from Syracuse University and a post-bacceulrate degree in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University. Her career experience has involved working with children with cognitive and physical disabilities, most specifically with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or similar diagnoses  in a variety of settings.