Who We Are

 
 
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Kim A. Weiss,  Director

I’m Kim A. Weiss, Director of the ASD Program at the 92Y in New York City. I also work with private clients via this website. I provide comprehensive programs for children and young adults three to18 who are on the spectrum. In addition, I am a Special Olympics Coach helping special needs teens reach their dreams.

I have been working with special needs adolescents and teens for over 25 years. My expertise is in creating goal oriented, individualized physical fitness programs. Beyond exercise, I help to create a sense of value, accomplishment and self-worth. These are building blocks to self-esteem, self-reliance and social interaction.

No two children and no two programs are the same

Every one of my programs is based on the singular characteristics of each child, taking into account their personal physical and developmental skill set.

I received a Bachelor of Business Administration at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  I earned my Personal Training Certification from the American Council on Exercise. My numerous certifications include Autism Fitness, Sensory Behavior and Skill Management, Functional Movement, Flexibility and Mobility, TRX Pro.


Elizabeth Pruzinsky,  Director of BCBA, MST, BCBA, NYSLBA,

Elizabeth Pruzinsky is our Director of BCBA, NYSLBA. She has been working with children of all ages and skill levels and their families for over ten years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, her Masters of Science in Teaching, with a focus on special education from Pace University in New York, while completing The New York City Teaching Fellows, and a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Hunter College. 

Elizabeth’s background includes work in public schools, private schools, and developing and running home programs.

Her areas of expertise include behavior management, functional behavior assessment, discrete trial training, creative academic approaches, staff training and management, and ABA program development and implementation.