Nicole Rivera is the founder of Creative Solutions for All Abilities. The drive for her vision came from personal experiences with her son, Malachi and a passion for home based services to meet their unique family culture. Nicole holds her Masters degree in Education and has a minor in Mental Health disorders, she also has a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Massachusetts and is Certified as an Autism Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.
Nicole has been in the field of special education for over 12 years and has grown to love and adopt her specialty area to autism related disorders and dual diagnosis, in addition she also specializes in behavioral interventions. She is a member of the Autism Society of America, ASRC and Autism Speaks. Recognized for outstanding academic achievement by National Chapter Who's Who Among Universities in 2006, Nicole has done extensive research on the No Child Left Behind Act in the Urban/Suburban Elementary Schools within the Fairfield County, Connecticut Sector.
Her most recent found interest has been centered around bio medical interventions and nutritional supplements for children with developmental disorders. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Hector and three boys; Peyton, Malachi and Jourdin and their 2 dogs Princeton and Shiloh. Nicole loves soccer, tennis, curling up with a good book, traveling and good restaurants.
Nicole-Rivera@csfaa.org : (203) 218.3967