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Who We Are


The purpose of CARES Consulting is to provide much needed help to parents and support them in their journey with autism. We believe that solutions are possible when interacting with mutual compassion and solution-focused communication.


As a graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Nikko Da Paz has worked as an education professional for children with autism both in the classroom and in the home. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Health Psychology, Dr. Da Paz also is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As a researcher, Dr. Da Paz recognizes that caring for a child with autism may cause chronic stress. However, studies show that stress is a natural reaction that can be useful in building resilience.

View Dr. Da Paz's Research


On a personal level, Dr. Da Paz has two sons who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. From the perspective of a parent who has advocated for a multitude of services for her children, Dr. Da Paz deeply understands the challenges that caregivers face on a daily basis. She hopes to share her knowledge and experiences with parents to help make their paths just a little bit easier.

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