Meet the Author

Meet the Author

Katie Cook, MED, BCBA, is the Academic Director at, an award-winning ABA training center. ATCC offers online RBT Certification, eLearning Caregiver Training, and Remote BCBA Supervision. ATCC just released its first ever Autism Parenting Program & Caregiver Community called – where fun and easy learning strategies and activities are shared through video demonstrations including access to needed materials and professional support. is the perfect compliment to the popular book, Thriving with Autism. 


In her personal time, there is nothing she loves more than spending quiet time at home with her beautiful German Shepherd, Nina. Her sisters, parents and all of her extended family have always been an important part of her life. Family parties and vacations are where you will find her during most weekends and holidays.

Katie Cook
Irvine, CA

Katie graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach. Katie continued her education at National University, La Jolla, and earned her Master of Education with a Specialization in Autism. She later studied under Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, associate dean, professor, and head of the School of Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. 

She has dedicated her professional career to building strategies that bring families into the therapeutic environment for children with autism. Education and Training are her passions and she believes these are the cornerstones of successful ABA programs.  She guided by her love for ABA and has spent years building both her ABA agency, ABA Services for Autism, and Autism Therapy Career College into wholehearted organizations, characterized by complete sincerity and commitment to their customers.

In 2020, Katie authored the book Thriving with Autism: 90 Activities to Encourage Your Child’s Communication, Engagement, and Play which outlines the details of fun ways to teach children though playful games and activities. Thriving with Autism: 90 Activities to Encourage Your Child’s Communication, Engagement, and Play is available for purchase on Amazon.

Lori Ayin, Laurie Tate, Katie Cook

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