WEAP Doctors

Doctors have overall responsibility for treatment. They check progress and adjust the programs for maximum benefit. If families have specific questions or concerns they can contact the Doctors about them.

Dr. Sallows

Glen O. Sallows, Ph.D. BCBA-D

Dr Glen Sallows is cofounder and President of the Wisconsin Early Autism Project.  He has been working in the field of autism for over 25 years and has supervised programs for over 1000 Wisconsin children. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon and trained with Dr. Ivar Lovaas at UCLA prior to starting WEAP in 1993 with Tamlynn D. Graupner, MS. Dr. Sallows and Ms. Graupner continue to study the effectiveness of ABA therapy and have brought this treatment to children in the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Central America and Australia. 



Tamlynn D. Graupner, Psy.D.

Dr. Graupner is cofounder and CEO of the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. She has supervised the administration of therapy programs for over one thousand children.  Ms. Graupner left a doctoral program  in Pediatric Neuropsychology to start WEAP and complete research with Dr. Glen Sallows. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and Behavioral Science from the University of South Florida, and an M.S. in Early Childhood Development - Early Childhood Administration from the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Graupner completed her Ph.D. in Pediatric Neuropsychology in 2013, studying brain differences in children with autism prior to and following intensive ABA therapy.

Dr. Perron

Joseph Perron, Ph. D.

Dr. Perron has worked with individuals with disabilities throughout his career. He received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Psychology in 1992 from the University of WI-Madison in 1992. He has been licensed as a psychologist since 1993. His dissertation highlighted the correlation between affective states among persons with mental retardation and problem behaviors.

Dr. Perron served as the Director of Psychological Services (Bethesda Lutheran Home & Services) from 1993-2007. He showed a greater interest in working with individuals with autism from 2000 onward. He is continually impressed that treatment (ABA), along with a belief in the potential of a child, makes a significant difference in the lives of those served.


Dr. Huai

Nan Huai, Ph. D.

Dr. Huai is a Licensed Psychologist at the WEAP-Madison Clinic. Dr. Huai received her Ph.D. degree in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Huai is currently the Lead on number of WEAP teams. Dr. Huai provides parent consultation for families. She also serves as the Senior Therapist on a WEAP team. In addition, Dr. Huai has been providing diagnostic evaluation, language evaluation, cognitive testing, and developmental testing for children who are referred to WEAP. Dr. Huai enjoys the collaborative team-work setting at WEAP. She believes that helping children make progress is one of the most joyful experiences in life.

Prior to joining WEAP, Dr. Huai worked as a Licensed Psychologist at the Developmental Disability Clinic at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She conducted developmental testing, diagnostic evaluation, and family/ school consultation for children with autism spectrum disorder and other types of developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome and various genetic conditions. In addition, Dr. Huai worked on a longitudinal study of young children on the autism spectrum, sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Prior to working at the Waisman Center, Dr. Huai had been an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2005-2008). She taught psycho-education assessment, behavior assessment, and supervised graduate students in a university-based interdisciplinary clinic and field placement.

Dr. Thompson

Rebecca Thompson (ADD) Ph.D. BCBA-D

Dr. Thompson is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst working at our Milwaukee area clinic (located in Brookfield). Dr. Thompson returned to WEAP in September 2009, and she is the Lead Therapist for many treatment teams in Southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Thompson also oversees all diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing at the Milwaukee Clinic. Dr. Thompson previously worked with WEAP as a line therapist while attending college at Marquette University and pursuing her BA in psychology. Her experience as a line therapist was truly rewarding and inspired her to attend graduate school to become a clinical psychologist. 

Dr. Thompson then moved to Detroit, Michigan where she earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with a minor in Developmental Psychology, from Wayne State University. During her graduate training in Michigan, Dr. Thompson continued working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She participated in a clinical training program at the Autism Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She was also involved in several research projects with children, teens, and families affected by autism. Upon graduating in August 2009, Dr. Thompson happily returned to WEAP. In January 2013, Dr. Thompson became board certified as a behavior analyst.  In addition to her passion for treating children with autism, Dr. Thompson has experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of other psychological diagnoses.

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