Our Team Is Here.

Our mission at Prism Autism Education & Consultation is to make long-term, socially significant improvements in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. We focus on creating lasting relationships with the children, their families, and teams. Utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, we develop individualized curriculum including behavioral supports and training of those in the children’s lives in order to increase their academic, language, and social successes.

Rebecca Giammatti,

Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Officer


Rebecca Giammatti is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with autism for the past 19 years. She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Sage Graduate School.

Rebecca enjoyed several years of center-based behavior analytic experience before becoming an outreach provider, working with home-based instructional teams. Prior to co-founding Prism, Rebecca held several long-term consultation contracts within schools throughout Connecticut.

When not working, Rebecca enjoys time at home with her husband and two children, as well as traveling and cooking.

Rachael Coburn

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer


Rachael Coburn is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Prism Autism Education & Consultation. Rachael’s nearly ten years of experience in the field began as a summer internship at a center in NY and blossomed into a love of supporting the families of children touched by autism. Her experience includes home, school and center-based programming. She also gained valuable administrative experience as a Director of Development for one of those centers.

Prior to her work starting Prism, Rachael managed several teams and accounts at a health intelligence firm. Her business experience and her BS in Business Administration is an asset to this organization.

In her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading and like Rebecca, working in the kitchen to create new recipes to accommodate her family’s many needs. In addition, Rachael and her daughters enjoy tending their delicious backyard kitchen garden together.

Karen Kelly

Business Manager


Karen Kelly is the Business Manager at Prism Autism Education and Consultation.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego and an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Karen comes to us after thirty years experience growing in the field of administrative and business management.  Her business experience and excellent organizational skills make her an asset to our business. In her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown children, and her extended family.  She loves family, nature, and doing woodworking with her husband.

Emily Duffy

Associate Clinical Director


Emily Duffy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with autism for 15 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from St. Joseph’s University and a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Southern Connecticut State University.

Emily has behavior analytic experience working with children of all developmental levels. In addition to skill development based on the principles of ABA, Emily has extensive experience in teaching social cognition based on the Social Thinking© curriculum of Michelle Garcia-Winner (see socialthinking.com for more information). She has been accepted as a Social Thinking Clinical Training Participant at the Social Thinking Clinic in Boston.

When she is not working with families, Emily and her husband enjoy outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, kayaking, running and biking. She also enjoys sharing her love of nature with her nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

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