Academy Staff

Nathalie Deutsch - Program Director

Nathalie Deutsch – Program Director

Bio: Nathalie graduated from the Bradley University with a BS in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology and a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. She has been a practicing BCBA since 2004 and has been working within the field of behavior analysis since 2002.  Nathalie has devoted her career to providing services to children and adults on the autism spectrum. She has worked with children and young adults ages 3-21 both within their homes and within a therapeutic day school for students with a medical and an educational diagnosis of autism, cognitive impairment, and/or emotional behavior disorder.

Nathalie was the Lead Behavior Analyst for Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic Schools overseeing behavior services at the therapeutic schools and adult vocational programs. Prior to working at Chicago Therapeutic Children’s Academy, she was a Lead Behavior Analyst and a Center Manager for Autism Home Support Services, an Invo Healthcare company. She enjoys being outdoors for travel and adventure as well as spending time with her family and pet dog, Marley. Nathalie is well respected by her clients and families for her knowledge and leadership of her collaborative teams. We are happy to have her on our team at CTCA and CPTWC!

Patrick McLean Administrative Director, Co-Owner

Patrick McLean, Administrative Director, Co-Owner

Rose McLean, PT, DPT, c/NDT – Clinical Director, Co-Owner


Dede B. – Classroom Teacher

Aaron Dripps - Classroom Teacher

Aaron D.  – Classroom Teacher

Tayyiba R.  – Classroom Teacher

Miranda K.  – Classroom Teacher

Aisha Q. – Teacher Assistant

Annette E. H. – Teacher

Maren C. - Academy Teacher

Maren C. – Teacher

Nina Escobar

Nina E. – Academy Assistant