ABA Center of Excellence


Cutting-edge therapies to treat autism and achieve desired outcomes

Bancroft’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Center of Excellence is a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) who provide evidence-based treatment to individuals diagnosed with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, brain injury and severe behavior disorders, among others. Dedicated to achieving socially-valid outcomes, continuous treatment evaluation and empirical validation of interventions, Bancroft’s ABA Center of Excellence is a unique resource in the region. Through its quality, size and scope, the program provides a truly unparalleled path to quality of life for children, adults, and their families. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) provide ABA treatment to children and adults enrolled in Bancroft programs and to children in their homes.  As a trusted resource in the region, Bancroft also lends its ABA expertise to school districts for students needing intensive treatment and to hospitals for which we provide on-call behavior assessment and treatment to enable patients with autism to get the care they need. The highly trained experts within the ABA Center of Excellence are sought-after clinicians in the field. Clinicians frequently contribute to behavior analytic trainings, research, presentations and publications within their areas of expertise.
If your child or loved one is struggling with severe problem behavior, experts with the ABA Center of Excellence can help.


Tracy Kettering, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Director of Intensive Behavioral Services

Tracy Kettering is the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Center of Excellence at Bancroft. A doctoral board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), she is also an adjunct professor and research advisor at Rider University and serves as the chair of Bancroft’s Institutional Review Board and Behavior Management Committee. Dr. Kettering earned her master’s degree in educational psychology from Georgia State University, and her doctoral degree in special education and behavior analysis from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Bancroft in 2011, she was a full-time professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kettering has extensive clinical experience and expertise in the areas of functional assessment and treatment planning as well as skill development in individuals with autism and other neurologic impairments. Her research interests include translational research in behavior analysis, functional analysis and function-based interventions for problem behavior, and teaching verbal behavior. Dr. Kettering has presented at regional and national conferences in applied behavior analysis, and has published research in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions.