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Naperville | Palos Heights

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.

Meet Our Acers

Cindy Mrotek

CEO, Founder

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.


BCBA Clinic Director

Kimberly has worked in special education for the last 13 years. From the south side of Chicago, Kimberly 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) Kimberly saw how much progress her students were making using A.B.A., she decided to pursue a BCBA (Board Certified Behavioral Analyst) certification which she earned in 2018.

Kimberly has experience with school consulting and working with children both in-clinic and with families at their homes. Kimberly 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.

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


Clinical Director and Business Developer

Originally from the south side of Chicago, Patricia 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, Patricia 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). Patricia has a BA Degree in Psychology and English from Bradley University, an MA in Special education with a LBS1 certification from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, as well as 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 a 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.