Krystine Cardenas, M.s., BcbaMs. Krystine Cardenas is our our  Director of Autism Services. In this capacity she oversees all services provided to clients in our Florida Autism Treatment Centers in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her primary responsibilities include providing direct behavior analysis services to clients, training and supervising clinical and paraprofessional staff, ensuring our valued customers are satisfied with the services we provide and generally keeping the centers running optimally. Krystine also provides behavior analysis services and consultations to families in South America and the Caribbean.

Krystine graduated from Sage Graduate Schools in Troy, New York with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. She has worked with a many children with autism and developmental disabilities in numerous capacities for several years. Krystine has experience in verbal behavior programming, skill acquisition, precision teaching, direct instruction and behavior reduction. She has successfully trained teachers and families to use behavior analytic principles to foster functional communication and other skills to help facilitate specific program goals. Krystine is also a member of the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis.


  • Verbal behavior and language acquisition
  • Social skills training
  • Direct Instruction
  • Behavior analysis and social issues


  • B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University
  • M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Sage Graduate Schools


  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Playing violin
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