About a.c.e. Therapies
Our mission is to give families hope that their children living with autism, behavior issues and disabilities can gain independence and ace life goals to last a lifetime.
We created a.c.e. 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.
a.c.e. 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.
a.c.e. Therapies believes in the values and benefits diversity can bring to its organization and it seeks to maintain a company comprised of talented and dedicated individuals whose skills and backgrounds reflect the diverse nature of the business environment in which it operates.
Meet Our Acers
Cindy Mrotek founded a.c.e. Therapies to help children living with autism, behavior issues and disabilities 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 from three years old to adults.
She has 18 years experience developing programs and interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, in public and private sectors. Cindy 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. Cindy was her Special Olympics coach on the south side of Chicago - and it was around that time Cindy knew her future would center around helping children.
Cindy has a Bachelor's of Arts in Special Education from the University of St. Francis and earned a BCaBA certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Sidney, M.S., BCBA
As the Lead BCBA at our Naperville office, Sidney provides ongoing supervision, training and support in center-based and in-home therapy programs in the Naperville area. She has a passion for working with individuals with autism and their families to provide support using the principles of ABA to collaborate and form a partnership in the home, schools, and community.
Sidney received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Dakota and a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked with children and young adults ranging from 3-22 years old in the ABA field for the past 5 years working in the center, home, and school settings.
Jeff Salt, D. Clin. Psy.
Dr. Salt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. He is a respected consultant on ASD for many school districts. He served as Staff Psychologist-Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as Autism Consultant-Senior Research Project Professional at the University of Chicago. Dr Salt worked through the non-profit agency Have Dreams as an autism trainer and staff psychologist for ten years. Dr. Salt is an expert diagnostician on ASD and provides training for the ADI-R and ADOS autism diagnostic instruments. Dr. Salt has conducted numerous lectures, authored many research publications, and participated in funded studies related to ASD.