Elizabeth Paley

Behavioral Consultant, HSP-PA, BCBA

Elizabeth is a Behavioral Consultant at Priorities ABA, serving Craven, Onslow, and Carteret counties. Elizabeth graduated from East Carolina University in 1994 with a BA in Special Education through the MR/DD program before continuing to become a licensed Special Education teacher. In 2000, she graduated from East Carolina University with her MA in MR/DD- Clinical Psychology specializing in Autism. Elizabeth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) in North Carolina, and has Health Services Provider Status (HSP-PA). She has been working in the field of ABA since 1995 and with Priorities ABA since 2005. Elizabeth has worked with children between 18 months-18 years of age who are diagnosed with severe, moderate, or high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has experience working in home, school, and community settings. Elizabeth has won numerous awards including:

  • The Technical Utilization Award at NCABA (1994)
  • Teacher of the Year – Howell’s Walnut Creek (1995),
  • Sheaffer Award (1997)
  • Outstanding Facilitator Award – New Jersey Institute ABA Inclusion Project (1997 – 1999)
  • L.I.F.E. – ABA Excellence Award (2006).

“After teaching for 3 years, I decided that I wanted to work with and represent families. I also wanted to find a role working one-on-one with children in a therapy setting. I returned to ECU to earn my M.A. in Psychology in a behavioral program specializing in Mental Retardation / Developmental Disabilities. It was in that program that I was introduced to ABA therapy for children with autism. I started off volunteering in an in-home ABA therapy program. The daily progress that I saw and became a part of made a huge impact on me. I also loved the everyday inclusion of games and fun in the program. The principles and concepts of ABA gave me the knowledge and skills to effectively help families who have children with special needs.”