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Hudson Valley Applied Behavior Analyst, PLLC (HVABA) began in a small church classroom once a week in the evenings. From that humble beginning, we grew into all that HVABA offers today. HVABA (formerly HVBS) was founded in 2009 by Sheila Jodlowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA. "Dr. J" as she's known by clients and staff had experienced so much success using ABA in her self-contained classroom setting and wanted to bring much needed ABA services to the Hudson Valley area.

Services include

Comprehensive ABA Assessments

Individualized Direct Instruction

Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans

Parent Training

Social Skills Classes

Special Events

25 Route 376       Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

We are happy that we are able to create our home-away-from-home in this beautiful historic location. We offer a separate space for our smallest clients, and spaces for our teens. We know we will be content here for many years!

Phone: 845-897-1788

Fax: 845-897-1789




Sheila M. Jodlowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Dr. Sheila Jodlowski has been working with children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities for 25 years. She received her doctorate in Behavior Analysis from Teachers College Columbia University in 2000. She is the owner and director of Hudson Valley Behavioral Solutions, which has provided behavior management consulting services for families in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, and Ulster counties since 2009. Prior to HVBS, Dr. Jodlowski was a special educator in Westchester County public schools. She has taught a wide range of ages from preschool through high school. She has been Adjunct Faculty at The Sage Colleges, teaching Behavior Analysis. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on behavior change, social skills development, and parenting strategies at school districts as well as at state and national conferences. Dr. Jodlowski is a co-author of Move with a Purpose edited by Bobby Newman, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., BCBA-D. When not working at HVBS, she enjoys spending time with her family skiing, hiking, and running (especially the running)!

Veronica Maureen Frascello, MS, BCBA, LBA

Maureen received her undergraduate degree in English Education from Monmouth University and her Master's in Education & Special Education from CUNY. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. When she is not working at HVBS, she enjoys attending her children's sporting events!

Nicole Shanks-Kotzur, MS, BCBA, LBA

Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Marist College. She received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Western Connecticut State University. She is a board certified behavior analyst and a NYS licensed behavior analyst. When she is not working at HVABA, she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors. 


RBTs and Paraprofessionals

We employ a staff of 20 Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Paraprofessionals who work under direct supervision of our BCBAs to provide comprehensive, individualized instruction to our clients. Interested in joining us? Find out more.



HVABA is a facility that supports individuals entering our field. As such, we work with local colleges to provide opportunities for students (undergraduate and graduate levels) in the fields of education and psychology to gain knowledge about our science. Students are supervised by licensed behavior analysts and have a rigorous set of modules to complete before working with our children. We have found that our interns leave HVABA with an unparalleled level of experience, but many of them choose to stay and take permanent positions with us! Learn more.


In The


A local sports program you may want to check out!




March 17, 2016

Prom Time!

A heartwarming story about good kids making amazing choices!



March 25, 2015

ABA is Everywhere!

Take a look how Samsung is using technology and reinforcement to decrease accidents involving teens and texting.

February 18, 2015

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