Sabrina Y. Marasovich, M.A., BCBA
Founder and Director
Sabrina Y. Marasovich is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 21 years of experience designing evidence-based intervention programs for children and families facing Autism and other behavior challenges. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she holds her Master’s degree in Education (also from UCLA) with a concentration in Developmental Disabilities. She founded Resources in Autism Education, Inc. in 2000. She is deeply dedicated to serving the needs of her clients, both the child and the family in which the child holds a special place.
She believes it is imperative to the success of the family as a whole that parents, teachers, friends and caregivers accept and try to understand their child for the unique individual that he/she is. Children with Autism, and other special needs, must be viewed as children- growing, developing individuals who will not always face the same challenges they face right now. These children also bring gifts and value to our families and our world just because they are here. It is critical to work hard with your child or student and seek to improve a child's current levels of functioning- for the greater good of the child, his/her peers and society. It is equally important to celebrate all of the child's successes, no matter how small they may seem. To a child, his or her parent's applause and enthusiasm for who they are is everything.
Armond Boldi, M.S., MFT
Mr. Boldi began his career as a teacher at the Higashi Buddhist Temple in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. He has devoted the last 35 years of his life to children and families. Since April 2006, Mr. Boldi has provided family therapy and support, supervision of client programs, and staff training and supervision at Resources in Autism Education, Inc. He is a highly valued and beloved member of the RAE family. He is fluent in English, Farsi and Armenian.
Mr. Boldi received his Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 1981 and received his license in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1983. Among his numerous professional achievements, he has been a Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Educational Specialist, trained school teachers to promote their student’s awareness of their feelings and emotional well being and led Stress Reduction classes. He has conducted extensive therapy for individuals, families and groups dealing with physical and sexual abuse, as well as, severe mental health issues.
In addition to providing clinical and staff development services at Resources in Autism Education, Inc., Mr. Boldi has a private practice in South Pasadena called Life Enrichment and contracts with social service organizations such as Beinvenidos Family Center where he conducts Up-Front Assessments and provides supervision to their Family Preservation Staff.
Candy Torres, M.Ed., BCBA
Candy is truly passionate about her work with children and families. She has extensive experience working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She's been working in the field for over 19 years; providing educational and behavioral services for children and their families. She specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, Picture Exchange Communication, Discrete Trial Teaching and parent training.
Candy is from Argentina where she earned her undergraduate degree in Education for the Deaf and those with speech disorders. She was first introduced to the field of ABA in Buenos Aires, where she trained with specialists from the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention from the United States as well as Spain. She was part of a small group of pioneers who wanted to provide cutting edge intervention to children with Autism, as ABA services in Argentina did not exist at that time. While still in Argentina, Ms. Torres and two colleagues founded "Fundacion Asemco", an organization dedicated to children with Autism.
Looking to further her contributions to the field of Autism intervention, Ms. Torres moved to the United States where she earned her Master's degree in Special Education from George Mason University. While in Washington D.C., she founded a non-profit organization, "Foundation for Child Development". It served mostly low income families of children with Autism and developmental delays.
She moved to Los Angeles where she became a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and joined Resources in Autism Education in 2004.
She loves to work with children and families of different cultures and ages. She's passionate about working with parents, as a knowledgeable and involved family is the key to success. She believes in an individualized program tailored to each child and family. She devotes all of her energies to helping each child reach their greatest potential.
Program Manager,Community Outreach
Christine has a rare gift for positively impacting the lives of children and families with Autism and other special needs. She has worked with children for 19 years. For the last 15 years, she has been directly involved in providing services to children and youth on the Autism Spectrum, as well as, those with other diagnoses. Since 2003, she has been a highly valued member of the Resources in Autism Education, Inc. family and has loved every minute of it. She is currently a Program Manager with RAE and plays an instrumental role in the growth and development of our outreach, services and company as a whole. She believes strongly in every child's unique potential for success and strives to realize that potential with respect and compassion.