Serving the La Crosse community and led by John Nicklay, our talented team of clinicians provide individualized, evidence-based programs in client’s home, in the community and/or school.
Wisconsin Early Autism Project is a part of LEARN Behavioral.
“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.
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, LCSW is the Clinical Director for the Eau Claire region of Wisconsin Early Autism Project. She lives in Eau Claire with her husband and three children. Cassie received her bachelors degree from UW-Eau Claire in psychology and public relations in 2002. In 2013, she obtained a masters degree in Social Work from UW-Madison, and she is currently a licensed clinical social worker. Cassie is part of a team of evaluators conducting diagnostic assessments out of the Eau Claire clinic. Cassie is currently a Preceptor with the UW-Madison School of Social Work.
I begin each day with the goal of teaching the children and families as much as they teach me.
Katie Gleason, MA, BCBA, LBA is an Assistant Clinical Director of WEAP Eau Claire. Katie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carthage College. While at Carthage, Katie gained experience in ABA working with children with autism and fell in love with the field. She received her Master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University in 2014. Over the past 20 years Katie has held numerous positions at WEAP including behavior technician, trainer, managing behavior analyst, and now 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 is an Assistant Clinical Director and Behavioral Treatment Licensed Supervisor at WEAP Eau Claire. Brittany obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. She began working as a technician at WEAP in 2007. Brittany has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2011.