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About Cathy Fagan, Founder

Cathy Fagan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism from The Sage Colleges (New York). Cathy also holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis for Special Education, from Pennsylvania State University (world campus). She has over 10 years of experience working with children with autism in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis in both Ireland and Australia.


Her experience and education spans over three continents and she has worked for both public and private based intervention programs in both Ireland and Australia. Prior to moving to Australia in 2007, Cathy’s early ABA career began in Ireland, where she was trained in the implementation of Precision Teaching. When Cathy arrived in Australia she worked with Woodbury Autism Education and Research ABA school for two years. She then returned to Ireland where she took up employment in a Dublin based ABA school.


Cathy then returned to Australia in 2010 and held the position of Program Supervisor in the Sydney branch of the Lizard Centre. Following on from that, she worked her way up to the role of Senior Centre Clinician at the Lizard Centre in Melbourne. After Melbourne, she returned to Sydney in 2016 and took up the position of Senior Program Manager at another Sydney based service provider, before opening CUSP in October 2016.


As Cathy has a wide range of experience and education from either ends of the globe, she has developed a dynamic and adoptable approach to working with a wide spectrum of families. She is passionate about delivering behaviour analysis in a simplistic format, that is accessible to all.