Emily Bennett

Emily has been working within the special needs community for over 10 years. She has extensive experience as an ABA therapist and case manager working with children in their homes, schools and centers in Connecticut, New York and Australia.  Her passion and commitment to children with special needs and their families frames her work as the Director of MBC.


Director of Operations

Joan Bernstein, MA, CCC/SLP

Joan has spent over 30 years in the field of Special Education, both as a Speech Pathologist and an Administrator. Joan has worked as the Clinical Director of a multi-site special education program as well as the Program Director of a Special Education Preschool in Brooklyn and is pleased to join the MBC staff as the Manager of Operations. Joan has expertise working with children with a wide range of developmental delays and enjoys working with and supporting students with special needs and their families.


BCBA Clinical Supervisor

Nicole Stewart, MSEd, BCBA, LBA-NY

Nicole has been working with children with Autism and developmental delays for almost 10 years.  She has worked in residential, home-based, school-based, and center-based settings in New York and Massachusetts.  Nicole received her Master’s of Education in Severe Special Needs from Simmons College and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York.   While she loves working directly with children, her passion is providing supervision, support and training to families, caregivers and other professionals.   In her work, Nicole focuses on solutions, tactics and interventions that are practical and functional not only for the child, but also for the family and support system around the child.