Our Mission

We at The Autism Helper, Inc. are dedicated to empowering those who support individuals with Autism by providing resources, tools, and the methods to measure success. We aim to support teachers, parents, clinicians, and administrators by publishing daily blog posts at theautismhelper.com, creating curriculum resources, as well as conducting public speaking engagements and providing consultative services.

Sasha Long

Sasha Long

Founder and President

Sasha Long, BCBA, M.A., is the founder and president of The Autism Helper, Inc. She is a board certified behavior analyst and certified special education teacher. After ten years of teaching in a self-contained special education classroom, Sasha now works full time as a consultant, writer, and behavior analyst. Sasha manages and writes The Autism Helper Blog, as a way to share easy to use and ready to implement strategies and ideas. Sasha also travels internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to parents, educators, therapists and administrators in the world of autism. She is currently an adjunct professor in the school of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sasha received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Miami University and has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Contact Sasha at sasha.theautismhelper@gmail.com.

Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Director of Marketing and Operations

Matthew Long is the director of marketing and operations for The Autism Helper, Inc. In addition to providing overall support for the management and execution of the The Autism Helper Blog, Matt works to increase visibility of The Autism Helper to additional audiences through marketing and additional online strategies. He also provides direction for the development and growth of The Autism Helper, Inc. Contact Matthew at matthew.theautismhelper@gmail.com.

Sarah Gast

Sarah Gast

Speech Language Pathologist

Olivia Hallagan

Olivia Hallagan

Product Manager

Olivia Hallagan is an undergraduate student at Marquette University working toward a degree in Speech Pathology. Olivia manages special promotions, assists with product development and facilitates social media implementation for The Autism Helper, Inc. Contact Olivia at olivia.theautismhelper@gmail.com.
Emily Hamilton

Emily Hamilton

Technical Support

Emily Hamilton provides technical support and digital strategy for The Autism Helper, Inc. Trained in graphic design and experience at a worldwide design firm, she has been creating WordPress sites for over 7 years and focuses all on technical aspects of the company.
Katie Paustian

Katie Paustian

Product Manager and Graphic Design

Katie Paustian creates custom clipart and illustrations for The Autism Helper, Inc. She also manages product development, creating individualized and visually-based resources. Katie graduated from Loyola University and has a background in early childhood education.
Gina Crovetti

Gina Crovetti

Director of Social Media

Gina Crovetti helps manage social media blog promotions, advertisements, and product campaigns for The Autism Helper, Inc.  She is currently a second-year student at Adler University working toward her master’s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy.  Gina earned her B.A. in Psychology and Fine Arts from Marquette University, and has worked with children and adults with special needs in the school and hospital settings.