Melinda Miller, Member at Large
Melinda Miller is a BCBA and doctoral student in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Melinda received her master's degree in Special Education from Governors State University. She has experience working with individuals aged 2 - 70 years old. As a teacher, she worked at a cooperative as well as a therapeutic day school. As a BCBA, she has worked with clients in their homes (personal home, CILA and ICF/DDs) as well as in a pediatric clinic, schools, and developmental training programs. She recently opened her own ABA practice, Momentum Behavior Services. Additionally, Melinda has experience as a QIDP/case manager and program manager for adults who are dually diagnosed DD/MI.
Most importantly, Melinda is the mother of two Autistic children. She has worked as a parent advocate for over a decade assisting parents through the IEP process and obtaining the services they both need and deserve. In her life and work, she aims to serve marginalized populations, create a more culturally humble and diverse field, provide parent support and education, teach and mentor the next generation of behavior analysts, and advocate for change in the state of Illinois in regard to disability rights and the field of behavior analysis.
Melinda brings a unique perspective to the table. It combines that of a parent, an advocate, an educator, and behavior analyst. She brings a passion for change, knowledge, and inclusivity. She believes it is an honor to serve on the IL ABA board and bring IL ABA closer to succeeding in its purpose