“Nothing excites me more than when families report how happy they are because their child did something for the first time, whether speaking their first words, blowing out their birthday candles, sitting down with the family for an entire dinner—the list goes on. Knowing I had a part in these major milestones is incredibly rewarding.”
John Nicklay grew up in and around the St. Paul, Minnesota, area and attended college at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders. He went on to work in the autism classroom of a local school and as a behavior technician (BT) for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP), where he discovered a deep interest in applied behavior analysis (ABA). John realized, after seeing clients make enormous gains in short time periods, that he wanted to pursue a career in the ABA field. Currently, he serves as an assistant behavior analyst for WEAP, where he strives to provide the highest quality of treatment not only for his clients but also their families.