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Our Story

Behavioral Connections of Colorado was formed in 2020 by our Founder, Sara Cook, MA, BCBA, to address the growing vacuum of Applied Behavioral Analysis support in Colorado for children with autism and other developmental delays. Under the direction of Sara and in collaboration with other Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) and Registered Behavior Technicians, Behavioral Connections of Colorado has grown to serve the Denver and outlying remote communities, providing loving care and support so that children and their families can grow and thrive together!

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Our Mission

Behavioral Connections of Colorado provides evidence-based, person-centered therapeutic services grounded in Applied Behavioral Analysis that supports children, caregivers, and families in the development of skills needed to achieve personal life-long goals. We firmly believe that by embracing diversity, promoting equity, and fostering inclusion within our approach, we can help create a world where every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values guide our therapeutic approach with the children we serve as well as the support we provide caregivers, parents, teachers, and other professionals with whom we work alongside to ensure the best outcomes and success.

Dignity and Respect...

for all stakeholders (children, caregivers, parents, employees, and other professionals) through person-centered approaches that help children and families attain their goals.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion...

practices that are thoughtful and intentional, considering cultural values, previous learning history, trauma, and individual needs throughout the therapeutic process.


with all our clients and stakeholders that includes the what, how, and why of all operations and approaches used within our organization.


of self, others, and the environment, considering how these three facets impact one another and making changes where needed for the success of all.

Relationship Building...

that is heart-centered and supports our clients and stakeholders within the organization and community where our services are provided.


Sara Cook

Founder & Clinical Director

Sara Cook, Founder of Behavioral Connections of Colorado, started working with adults and children with ASD and developmental disabilities in 2009, in residential settings and schools. In 2015, she started working solely in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She received her MA in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2017 and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2018. 


She founded Behavioral Connections of Colorado in 2021 out of a desire to help all children grow and thrive in significant ways. Her passion for kids, especially those with Autism and other development delays, and the belief that all individuals can succeed if given the right opportunities and support has driven her vision for providing services that cultivate potential, empower growth, and shape success that positively impacts not just the child but also their families and communities.


When Sara isn't busy providing direction and support at Behavioral Connections, you can often find her hiking, volunteering at her church, cooking, and binge watching TV shows. 

Tara Grainger

Administrative Assistant

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Ashley Bennett

Scheduling Coordinator & Intake Specialist

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Taylor Vogel

Student Analyst

For the last seven (7) years, Taylor has worked with children, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. As a Student Analyst, Taylor works specifically with children with autism, providing her clients with an abundance of support, positivity, and encouragement to help them reach their goals. Her favorite part of ABA is watching her clients gain confidence and independence as they learn new skills that will help them to be successful in their environment. Taylor primarily works at Behavioral Connections of Colorado’s Littleton Center, as she pursues a license as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.  

Aside from ABA, Taylor loves spending time with her dog, reading, and attending sporting events. She especially loves cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Colorado Mammoth Pro Lacrosse team. 


Kaleb Cross

Registered Behavior Technician

Kaleb Cross has been working as a Registered Behavior Technician with Behavioral Connections of Colorado since September 2022.  


After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor's degree in psychology, he was able to find the perfect job for him in the field. Seeing how effective ABA can be with learning and teaching has encouraged Kaleb to stick with ABA therapy. That satisfying moment when improvement and growth happens - and all the hard work the client and staff do together was worth it - is always amazing to see.  


When he's not working, Kaleb tends to spend time practicing instruments, reading and drawing, playing a game, or watching the next best show/movie. 


Karly Allen

Student Analyst

Karly Allen joined Behavioral Connections of Colorado as an RBT and BCBA student in April 2024. Karly started her career as a special education teacher where she learned to love the science and art of ABA. After taking a few years to be a stay-at-home mom, Karly earned her master's degree in ABA and completed many of her student hours as a behavior interventionist in an elementary school. Karly is excited to finish the path to BCBA at this positive and client-centered company. 


In the rare moments that Karly is not working she enjoys playing outside with her three kids, singing, playing the piano, and crafting. 


Nick Reader-Austin

Registered Behavior Technician

Brittany Coleman

Student Analyst

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Liz Hardman

Behavior Technician

Lisa Clark

Student Analyst

Lisa Clark joined Behavioral Connections of Colorado as a Student Analyst in 2024. Lisa has always had a passion for working with children, and, before entering the field of ABA, she worked as an elementary school teacher for several years. 


She is constantly inspired by the many ways that ABA enhances people’s lives, and she is excited to continue learning how to help people through ABA. 


Lisa makes time to recharge by going for runs with her poodles, laughing with her family, listening to podcasts, traveling when she can, and losing herself in a good novel. 

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