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We are Aurora Behavior Group, a consultancy firm specializing in providing comprehensive consultation, training, and mentorship solutions to organizations and professionals across the Autism & ABA Industry and Healthcare Tech. Our mission is to empower organizations and individuals with the knowledge, skills, and guidance necessary to achieve their full potential.


At Aurora, we understand the evolving landscape of the autism and healthcare tech industries, where staying competitive requires continuous learning and adaptability. With years of experience and a team of highly skilled experts, we have successfully helped organizations and professionals reach new heights of success.


What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to our clients' success. We go above and beyond to understand their unique goals, aspirations, and challenges, and tailor our services accordingly. We believe in building long-term partnerships and strive to deliver exceptional value and support throughout our clients' journeys.


Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your goals. Let us be your trusted partner in success.


Our consulting team are experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and driving measurable results for businesses worldwide.

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Melissa King, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CPHQ

Co-Founder, Lead Advisor

Dr. Melissa King is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level with nearly 20 years of experience working in the autism industry. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Dr. King is an experienced executive leader skilled in strategic planning for multi-site, multi-state organizations, project planning and management for development and rollout of organization-wide changes to clinical operations and clinical service provision, and a subject matter expert and advisor for business operations, clinical consultation, and clinical due diligence.


Dr. King is the co-founder and Lead Advisor of Aurora Behavior Group. She now focuses her career on improving clinical outcomes for clients, families, practitioners, and organizations through optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical operations and clinical service delivery and improving the quality of service provision within nonprofit and for profit healthcare organizations.


Her publications can be found in multiple peer-reviewed journals including: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavioral Interventions, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

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Ashley Lugo, Ph.D., BCBA-D


Dr. Lugo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 15 years experience in behavior analysis. Her breadth of experience encompasses both the Autism & ABA industry and the healthcare tech industry.  Dr. Lugo earned her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Nebraska Medical Center and her B.A. in Forensic Psychology and M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Lugo held previous faculty appointments at Saint Louis University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Florida Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Lugo is the co-founder of Aurora Behavior group. She is eager to help organizations develop ways to improve healthcare outcomes on a large scale by optimizing operations, product design, employee behavior, and knowledge.

Her publications can be found in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice among other outlets.

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