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Glen O. Sallows, PhD, LP, BCBA
President & Co-founder

Dr Glen Sallows is cofounder and President of the Wisconsin Early Autism Projectand Minnesota 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 Graupner, MS
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Tamlynn Graupner is cofounder and CEO of the Wisconsin Early Autism Project and the Minnesota Early Autism Project. She has supervised the administration of therapy programs for over 1000 Wisconsin 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. Ms. Graupner is in the process of completing her Ph.D. by studying brain differences in children with autism prior to and following intensive ABA therapy.

Caroline Moniza, PsyD, LP


pervising Psychologist/Mental Health Professional

Dr. Caroline Moniza is a psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders, as well as psychological evaluations for children and adolesc
ents.  Dr. Moniza spent 11 months with Dr. Ivar Lovaas and his staff at UCLA before completing her doctorate in psychology.  She has worked with different agencies as a supervising psychologist for in-home 
ABAprograms, providing individual and family therapy, and conducting multidisciplinary evaluations.  She enjoys working with children of all ages and their families to help them findresources and tools that will best aid the entire family.     

Sarah Sander, PsyD, LP
Supervising Psychologist/Mental Health Professional


Dr. Sarah Sander is a licensed psychologist with expertise in working with children on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr. Sander completed her doctoral training at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She has completed specialized training in Developmental Disabilities at Georgetown University Child Development Center and post-doctoral training at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Sander is particularly interested in early identification of ASD and strongly believes in the importance of early intensive behavioral intervention services. She has worked at various agencies in the Twin Cities focusing on the assessment , treatment, and support of children and families affected by autism.

Travis Thompson, PhD, LP
Consulting Psychologist/Advisory Board/Co-founder


Dr. Thompson is licensed psychologist specializing in autism and related developmental disabilities as well as psychopharmacology. He is a past president of two divisions of the American Psychological Assn and a Fellow in the Association for Behavior Analysis. He has conducted research and clinical services in developmental disabilities and psychopharmacology for over 35 years. He has been a consultant to public school, private and state operated programs in Minnesota, Kansas and Tennessee. He has received numerous awards from national organizations for his work translating research into practice.

 Lisa Barsness, MS, BCBA
Clinic Director


Lisa completed her undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS training at St.Cloud State University in Applied Behvior Analysis. She spent a summer working with Dr Ivar Lovaas and his staff at UCLA before returning to assume a staff position at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. As Clinic Director of WEAP’s Madison clinic, Lisa was responsible for training and supervising Senior Therapists and Clinic Supervisors. In Minnesota, Lisa worked as a Director at the Minnesota Autism Center (MAC) prior to her present position as the Clinic Director of MEAP. Lisa has also conducted numerous presentations and workshops on autism and ABA across the United States and England.


Kate Schutt
Office Administrator/Intake Coordinator


Beth Burggraff, MS, BCBA
Treatment Supervisor

Patricia Dropik, MS, SLP
Advanced Senior Therapist


Shannon Heuer 
Senior Therapist                              

Vicki Ritchie, MEd

Senior Therapist                            

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Maple Grove, MN 55369
Office 763-425-0792  Fax 763-425-4615

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