Francesca Nasi | Autism F.I.R.S.T. | Therapy & Service in Northern, VA

Francesca Nasi

Chief Clinical Officer

Francesca Nasi, M.Ed., BCBA

Education
Francesca Nasi is pursuing her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington D.C. She earned her M.Ed., in Special Education from The University of North Texas and a BA in Human Resources from Amberton University of Texas. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Expertise
Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), early childhood special education, single-subject methodology, Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).

Research
Francesca Nasi’s research interests include the development and implementation of interventions to promote language and communication skills in young children with autism, the synthesis of single-subject research to identify empirically-supported treatments, and the use of technology in training individuals to analyze single-subject data. She is also interested in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), and parent and practitioner training.

Biography
Francesca Nasi is the CEO and co-founder of Reach Aut, SRL., the only Tricare provider in Italy to offer a multidisciplinary relational approach to treatment for all military families. The three clinics (Aviano, Vicenza and Naples) are within walking distance from each base providing a variety of services that include: Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Physical Therapy and Psychiatry, Reach Aut is able to provide a global approach to care for all families of the Department of Defense that live abroad. With a new clinic opening in Spain, Francesca Nasi is the first provider to expand to the European market providing a complete and global care approach. Francesca has also worked in Paris, France to establish the first ABA clinic for children and adults by collaborating with Dr. Troy Fry the author of the Essentials For Living: A comprehensive life skills curriculum with social validity, evidence-based teaching and measurement strategies, that result in the dignity and quality of life all individuals deserve.

Francesca is also the Chief Clinical Officer for Autism F.I.R.S.T., in Northern Virginia, where the relational care treatment model aligns with her values and beliefs of best practices to care for families on any spectrum. Her roles and responsibilities include: Clinical Operations, Events and Educational Opportunities and Business Development.