About Arise Autism Center
Arise Autism Center, LLC is comprised of a group of professionals dedicated to serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and behavior problems. Our team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, (BCaBAs), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Together, we aim to improve the lives of our clients as well as their families.
Arise Autism Center, LLC, was founded by Elizabeth Wilkerson, BCBA and Sebnem Aras, MPM- mother of a 3 years old son with ASD.
Elizabeth Wilkerson, MS, BCBA attended University of Central Florida for an undergraduate degree in psychology. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2013 with a Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. During her graduate program she worked in the clinical setting, a private school, and in-home settings. After graduation, Elizabeth worked for Seminole County Public Schools as a Behavior Analyst overseeing a curriculum project and supporting challenging students. In addition to her work in the public school system, she has continued to work in the home and clinical setting supporting children with developmental disabilities throughout her career. Elizabeth has experience with early intervention through adulthood. Her passions include language development through applications of verbal behavior. Additional specialties include promoting academic progress with students who have learning disabilities and increasing social skills.
Sebnem Aras, MPM attended University of Erciyes for an undergraduate degree in Architecture. She graduated from Keller Graduate School of Management with a Masters in Project Management and started her own business in 2010. Sebnem Aras “fell” into the autism world in April 2016 when her son, Emir, was diagnosed with autism at the age of eighteen-months. Sebnem quickly transformed from overwhelmed parent to Emir’s advocate and therapist.
In 2019, Arise Autism Center opened its first home and center-based programs for individuals with autism in Lake Mary, Florida. Arise Autism Center provides home and center-based early intensive behavioral intervention for young children (0-6 years) with autism and other developmental disabilities. For more information about the services provided by Arise Autism Center, please click on “our services”.