About Us

Mission Statement

It is our mission to help children and adults who may learn and behave differently and to do so with respect, dignity and professionalism while adhering to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Christopher A. Garofalo obtained his Baccalaureate degree from Dowling College in (1997) and his Master of Arts degree from Adelphi University in (2001). In addition, Christopher completed the Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Queens College in (2009). Christopher has been a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst since (2014).

Christopher has more than 16 years of experience as an applied behavior specialist. He has extensive experience conducting functional analyses of behavior, developing and implementing behavioral interventions, and training parents, families, educators and employers in behavioral management strategies. Moreover, Christopher has been appointed Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the prestigious St. John’s University since 2013.

Christopher has extensive experience in helping children and adults diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities develop compensatory skills that replace unwanted behaviors.

Behavior Understood: Applied Behavior Analysis Services, P.C. is a professional and private agency providing evidenced-based and empirical Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) throughout their lifespan.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide person-centered, evidenced-based, behavioral interventions and strategies based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and to do so in a manner to help the learner no matter their age or disability to learn to communicate and interact appropriately and effectively and to do so in a way that occasions natural and reinforcing interactions with others.