Peter Torres

ABA Therapist

Peter Works as an ABA Therapist at BY YOUR SIDE. Peter has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with autism and down syndrome. Peter started by volunteering with the Special Olympics in 2003. Following high school, he worked on a special needs school bus as a bus aide and is now currently […]

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Annie Wagner

ABA Therapist

Annie Wagner works as an ABA Therapist at By Your Side. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. Annie has worked providing independence-promoting experiences as a lead counselor for a camp in Minnesota which provides services to children and adults with […]

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Colleen Mckeown

ABA Therapist

Colleen Mckeown works as an ABA Therapist at BY YOUR SIDE. She holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in special education from Trinity Christian College. Colleen is in her 5th year of teaching and has worked with a variety of individuals with disabilities from ages […]

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JeTaun Hyatt-Sarymsakov

ABA Therapist

JeTaun works as an ABA Therapist for BY YOUR SIDE. She is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Governor State University in University Park with a major of Community Health, specifically Pre-Occupational Therapy.  JeTaun has experience working with children in different settings for over seven years and is very excited to work with children on […]

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Max Pena

ABA Therapist

Max works as an ABA therapist for By Your Side. He is currently attending Governors State University and will be graduating with his bachelor’s in the fall of 2017. Max is planning on going to grad school for occupational therapy. He plans on going into pediatric occupational therapy after grad school. He has worked […]

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Natalia Bukowski

ABA Therapist

Natalia is an ABA Therapist at BY YOUR SIDE. She graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Natalia plans on pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy in the future. Prior to working at By Your Side, Natalia has worked with the geriatric community as a nurses assistant for several years […]

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Emma Lukis

ABA Therapist

Emma Lukis is an ABA Therapist at BY YOUR SIDE. She graduated from Joliet Junior College with an Associates of Arts in General Education. Emma has previously worked at Lincoln Way Special Recreation Association as a program aid specializing in working with adults that have various disabilities. She has also recently worked as a […]

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Kyrstin Grant

Administrative Specialist

Kyrstin is the Administrative Specialist at BYS. She is currently working on her Degree at Roosevelt University with a Bachelors in Developmental Psychology. Prior to working at By Your Side, Kyrstin has held multiple customer service roles. Kyrstin has also volunteered to work with kids in her free time. Kyrstin enjoys taking on new […]

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Rosie Griendling

ABA Therapist

Rosie graduated from Neumann University with a Bachelors degree in Early Elementary/Special Education. She has worked as a special education teacher for Chicago Public Schools for about two years. Currently, Rosie works as a teacher for students with multiple disabilities in a Kindergarten/1st grade classroom. She is also working towards her Master’s degree in […]

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Sarah Woods

ABA Therapist

Sarah is currently attending Ball State’s Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis. She studied Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa and earned a degree in Health Studies, Spanish Studies, and Global Health Studies. She has previous experience working with kids ages 0-15. Sarah’s passions lie in making a significant difference […]

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