About ace Therapies

Our mission is to give families hope that their children dealing with autism, behavior issues and disabilities can gain independence and ace life goals to last a lifetime.

We created ace Therapies to provide the best A.B.A. services that focus on skills that matter. We know it’s hard raising a toddler, child in school, teenager or young adult with autism, behavioral issues like A.D.H.D. or disabilities. We want you to know there’s hope. Hope that your child can learn new skills, build new relationships and gain independence.

ace Therapies is not part of a corporation. We’re independently owned and operated and want the best for your child and your family - because we’re all in it together.

Meet Our Acers

Cindy Mrotek
CEO, Founder

Cindy Mrotek founded ace Therapies to help children dealing with autism, behavior issues and disabilities can gain independence and ace daily life goals.

Originally from the south side of Chicago, Cindy Mrotek is a certified special education teacher and a board certified assistant behavior analyst (BcaBA) working with children over three to adult.

She has 18 years experience developing programs and interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, in public and private sectors. Mrotek has extensive experience in coaching and training staff on behavior interventions, development of behavior intervention plans, and development of Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Additionally, Mrotek has worked with educational attorneys (for families and school districts) to ensure that Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is being met.

Mrotek’s sister-in-law has down syndrome and actually introduced her to her now husband. Mrotek was her Special Olympics coach on the south side of Chicago - and it was around that time Mrotek knew her future path would be helping children.

Mrotek has a Bachelor's of Arts in Special Education from the University of St. Francis and earned a BCaBA certification, Applied Behaviroal Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Kimberly Malloy
BCBA Clinic Director

Kimberly Malloy has worked in special education for the last 13 years. From the south side of Chicago, Malloy started her career as a paraprofessional in early childhood education and fell in love with the field. After five years of teaching in a high school autism program that utilized A.B.A. (Applied Behavior Analysis). After Malloy saw how much progress her students were making using A.B.A., she decided to pursue a BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst) certification which was earned in 2018.

Malloy has experience with school consulting and working with children both in-clinic and with families at their homes. Malloy works with a wide-range of clients with varying ability levels from ages 3 to adults. She has experience in IEPs, VB-MAPP, ABLS, EFL, AFLS, and AIM.

Malloy graduated from Trinity Christian College with Bachelor’s in Special Education and Elementary Education and received her Masters in A.B.A from the University of Cincinnati.

Patricia Kane
Clinical Director and Business Developer

Originally from the south side of Chicago, Patricia Kane has been working in the special education field for 10 years in various roles including line therapist, paraprofessional, special education teacher, behavior intervention specialist and is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Since a young age, Kane has had an affinity for interacting and engaging with individuals with varying needs. She has experience in training staff members and other professionals in principles and implementation of A.B.A. (Applied Behavior Analysis). Kane has a BA Degree in Psychology and English from Bradley University and a MA in Special education/ LBS1 certification from Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Also a BCBA Certification from Trinity Christian College.

Troy Fry
Advisory Board Member

Troy Fry, M.S., BCBA, received his M.S. degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Troy has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities in various settings across the US and Western Europe for the past 25 years. He is also the co-author of Essentials for Living with Dr. Patrick McGreevy.

Dr. Patrick McGreevy
Advisory Board Member

Dr. McGreevy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 30 years of experience with children and adults of all ages with developmental disabilities. Dr. McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa and the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University, where he was a student of Ogden R. Lindsley, who, in turn, was a student of B.F. Skinner. He directs a clinic in Orlando, FL and serves as an assistant professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the first author of Essential for Living, a new functional life skills curriculum, assessment, and professional practitioner’s handbook for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities.