S. Zachary Sisisky, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Director and Founder of Richmond Autism Connection 

About Richmond Autism Connection
After spending 13 years as an educator for students with disabilities, Zach Sisisky founded Richmond Autism Connection as a place where people on the autism spectrum, their families, and members of their communities could receive individualized support to meet their specific needs.

Zach Sisisky earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from The George Washington University. His teaching career began with work at a pre-school and then with his service overseas in the Peace Corps as a teacher trainer. 

Zach Sisisky was formally trained in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis by the May Center for Early Childhood Development in Arlington, MA where he served as a lead teacher for two years. While teaching, he earned a Master Degree in Special Education with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders from Fitchburg State University in 2003. 

Zach Sisisky is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst from the VA Board of Medicine and holds a Postgraduate Professional Teaching License. He was a public educator for seven years serving middle and high school students with autism in their neighborhood schools. He has provided numerous trainings for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators as a Low Incidence Teacher Mentor for Richmond City Public Schools. Further, he has taught and provided teacher and parent trainings about autism in Africa and throughout Asia. 

Zach Sisisky has taken his knowledge and skills as an educator, teacher, parent supporter, teacher trainer, and is now providing families in Richmond with individualized services to help them meet their specific needs at home, in school, and in the community.

In addition to private consulting, Zach teaches three courses at VCU's Autism Center for Excellence entitled, "Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder", "Strategies for Supporting Positive Behaviors in Students with ASD", and "Evidence-Based Practices to Teach Students with ASD". 

Zach is also an instructor for SPARC's LIVE ART! program, a unique, multi-disciplinary, inclusive educational program. http://www.sparconline.org/liveart/

"Students in Mr. Sisisky's Autism Spectrum Disorder program are challenged to reach their maximum potential"
Beverly Britt, Principal, John Marshall High School

"It is obvious that Mr. Sisisky demonstrates genuine caring and respect for each student"
-Craig Martin, Principal, Coolidge Middle School

"Zachary is committed to finding ways to maximize student potential" -Tania Treml, M.Ed, BCBA, Program Director, The May Center

"Mr. Sisisky is very concerned about his students and dedicated to finding ways to meet their educational needs through flexibility". -Joseph Ricciardi, Psy.D., ABPP, BCBA Clinical Director, The May Center for Early Childhood Development

"Mr. Sisisky provided information and best practice strategies, including Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, to families struggling with academic, social, behavior, and daily living difficulties". Irene Alessandri, Director, Association of Parents with Children with Disabilities on the Island of Mauritius. 

"Mr. Sisisky promotes a perspective of empowerment for the student and his or her family". -Felicia Farron-Davis, Ph.D.

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