SEARCH’s clinical team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), special education teachers, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). SEARCH’s educational model provides for a 1:1 student to teacher ratio, which allows for individualized instruction, curriculum, and ongoing skill assessment for each learner. Each member of our team receives ongoing training and supervision to ensure each learner is making meaningful and lasting changes.

Our team of professionals works under the guidance of our Executive Director and senior staff and is committed to the families we service, the field of behavior analysis, and ongoing skill development.

Our Leadership

Carrie Kahana, MA, BCBAFounding Executive Director of SEARCH Learning Group

Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her behavior analytic coursework at the University of North Texas and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2007. In addition to being a BCBA, Carrie is a certified special education and regular education teacher. Early in her career, Carrie was involved in the creation of one of the state’s premier public school programs where she worked for 6 years.

SEARCH, which was founded in 2005, was born from a desire to provide high quality, comprehensive behavior analytic services to families with children with autism. Carrie’s goal is to provide learners with the services they require, but also to provide parents with guidance as to how to navigate autism and the processes that are involved in appropriate educational programming and autism education. Carrie collaborates with the SEARCH team and is closely involved with programming and planning to facilitate the best possible outcomes for each learner and their family.

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ToniAnne Giunta Fede, MA, BCBA Clinical Director

ToniAnne holds a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis; NJ Certificates of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in early childhood, elementary, and special education; and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Before joining the SEARCH team, ToniAnne served as the Assistant Director of Training at the Caldwell University Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. ToniAnne has presented professionally at both national and international conferences, including the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis. ToniAnne’s article reviews have been published by the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and her thesis research is currently in press in the peer-reviewed journal, Behavioral Interventions.

As Clinical Director, ToniAnne provides programming direction to all enrolled learners. ToniAnne is responsible for selecting individualized goals and objectives, designing and implementing behavior analytic supports and systems, and analyzing data to ensure each learner is progressing so as to reach his or her maximum potential. ToniAnne provides ongoing supervision and training to all instructional staff and administers evaluation procedures to establish best practices. ToniAnne’s hands on involvement with each learner coupled with ongoing collaboration with family members helps allow each child to truly make meaningful and lasting changes.