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Lockport | Merrionette Park
Naperville | Palos Heights
Naperville | Downers Grove

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.

Christina, M.A., BCBA

Clinica Director of Lockport

As Clinic director for a.c.e. Therapies lockport location, Christina is responsible for assisting with training, onboarding, support, and clinical oversight of BCBAs, BCaBas and BT/RBTs. She has been in the field of applied behavior analysis for almost 11 years. She has been a board-certified behavior analyst for 4 years (Feb 2018), with 2 years prior experience of being an assistant behavior analyst, and 4-year prior experience as a behavior technician/ intern. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and obtained her master’s in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism from ball state university.

She has worked with ages 2-80 years old in a variety of different settings (schools, assisted living (CILAs), adult day programs, clinic, and home settings). She found applied behavior analysis while interning during her bachelor’s degree and fell in love with it. Seeing the difference and impact it had on individuals’ lives, really grabbed her attention. Working towards providing children and adults with the ability to reach their highest potential is her drive. She believes everyone deserves the upmost quality of life that they can achieve and will stop at nothing to help them obtain that. She expresses that working in this field is so rewarding, and truly warms her heart when those she has served meet their goals and milestones as well as achieve their upmost potential to navigate their day-to-day life. Her passion is to help increase communication, social/ emotional regulation, and daily living skills.

Outside of a.c.e., Christina is a mom of two boys and spends her time with her family, playing softball, or spending time at the gym.

Victoria, M.A., BCBA

Clinica Director of Palos Heights

As Clinic Director, Victoria oversees all clients for our Palos Heights location providing supervision and staff training/ development of RBT's. She also assists with the intake process to help onboard new clients and staff.

Victoria has worked in the ABA field for 7 years and earned her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She has had experience working in therapeutic day school setting, clinic and home based services with clients ages 3 to 20 years old. She is very passionate about working with children, viewing the smallest improvements as the biggest victories.

Sidney, M.S., BCBA

Lead 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.

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.