D-CAP consists of professional staff, with expertise in autism and best practices. In addition, D-CAP has Graduate Assistants whom work 20+ hours a week assisting with getting the students involved socially; assisting with events, activities, and skill building.
Cherie Fishbaugh is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her M.A. in special education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University in 2005. Cherie's work experience includes being a Case Supervisor at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, serving as an Education Consultant for the May Institute, Mid-Atlantic region, and assisting with program and clinic development for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center (SPARC). Cherie's clinical and research expertise are in the areas of behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders, behavior management, social skills training, and positive behavior supports.
Tyler Washington is a second year Graduate student at West Chester University pursuing his M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a concentration in biomechanics and motor control He received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University in 2015 where he was also a 4-year member and senior captain of the Men’s Swim Team. Since graduation from Bloomsburg, Tyler has gained clinical experience as a Cardiac Rehab Therapist where he performs exercise evaluations on patients with various cardiovascular conditions. Additionally, he has continued to facilitate his passion for swimming as an assistant age-group swim coach for Upper Dublin’s Aquatic Club, primarily working with athletes aged 9-12. Through work and personal experiences, Tyler believes strongly in the importance of goal setting and strives to help others achieve their own individual goals and aspirations.
Katherine is a second year graduate student in the Speech Pathology program at West Chester University. She graduated from West Chester in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. During her undergraduate years, she volunteered at Camphill Special School and became part of the Student Mentoring program at West Chester which is where she developed a strong passion for working with students with disabilities. During her summers at home, Katherine was a camp manager for children ranging from 3-16 years of age. Her past experiences have taught her the significance of individuality and socialization. Katherine strives to bring out the best in people through all life situations and help others become more confident and comfortable through their own personal barriers.