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Life is busy — we get it. And every child is different. In greater La Crosse, we offer therapy in the place that meets your child’s needs, whether in your home or community, in your child’s school or preschool, or through telehealth.

Our Services

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We specialize in assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum. 

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Home & Community

Our Home and Community Services take place in your child’s natural environment.

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We can provide remote ABA therapy via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Our Team

Cassie Sedlacek, LCSW

Clinical Director

“I feel humbled and honored to be a part of a team of passionate individuals dedicated to helping improve the lives of the children we work with and their families.”


Cassie Sedlacek, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), serves as the clinical director for the Eau Claire Learning Center at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP). Cassie is not only an accomplished professional but also a proud resident of Eau Claire, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

Cassie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and public relations from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She went on to get a master’s degree in social work from UW-Madison.

Today, as a licensed clinical social worker, she offers her extensive expertise in the field, making a significant difference in the community.

At WEAP, Cassie plays a crucial role as part of an evaluation team conducting diagnostic assessments. Beyond her clinical duties, she is passionately involved in academia. As a preceptor with the UW-Madison School of Social Work, she guides the next generation of social workers, sharing her knowledge and experience to inspire their professional growth.

Katie Gleason, MA, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Clinical Director

“I begin each day with the goal of teaching children and families as much as they teach me.”


Katie Gleason, MA, BCBA, LBA, serves as the assistant clinical director of the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) Eau Claire Learning Center, bringing a wealth of knowledge and two decades of experience to her role.

A graduate of Carthage College, Katie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology, where she first discovered her passion for applied behavior analysis (ABA) while working with children diagnosed with autism. The profound impact of this work led her to pursue a master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University.

Over the span of her 20-year career at WEAP, Katie has held a plethora of roles, each contributing to her unique perspective and depth of understanding. Her journey began as a behavior technician, before moving on to trainer and managing behavior analyst roles. Now, as the assistant clinical director, she uses her comprehensive skills and experience to guide and inspire the team.

Brittany Schumacher, MS, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Clinical Director

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with so many amazing children and families, and to individualize goals and teaching strategies to maximize the learning potential of each child.”


Brittany Schumacher, MS, BCBA, LBA, holds dual roles as the assistant clinical director and behavioral treatment licensed supervisor at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) Eau Claire Learning Center.

Her educational background is deeply rooted in behavior analysis. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a focus on behavior analysis, from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She went on to get her master’s degree in ABA from St. Cloud State University.

Brittany’s professional journey at WEAP started in 2007 when she joined as a technician. Her dedication and expertise in the field led her to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2011. Today, she continues to apply her skills and experience to her leadership roles at WEAP, making a significant impact in the lives of colleagues and children.

John Nicklay

Assistant Behavior Analyst

“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 serves as an assistant behavior analyst at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP).

His journey into the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) is rooted in his academic background and early career experiences. John attended the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders.

Post-college, he gained experience working in the autism classroom of a local school and as a behavior technician (BT) for WEAP. It was here that he discovered a profound passion for ABA.

He loves watching clients make significant strides and is dedicated to a field where he can create real change in people’s lives. John is committed to providing not only the highest quality of treatment for his clients but also extending his support to their families.

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