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Meet Jonathon Rafuse MA BCBA.

Jonathan Rafuse is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who graduated from UCLA in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 1991, he received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. Jonathan furthered his graduate studies in 2017, completing coursework at the University of North Texas. During his master’s coursework, he was the Clinical Director for 1736 Family Crisis Center’s Youth Shelter, overseeing the intense therapy and treatment provided to runaway and abused adolescents.


In 1992, he began work at the May Institute running an off-campus group home serving students dramatically impacted with ASD. In 1995, Jonathan joined Autism Partnership, which offers comprehensive services for families with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and where he is a Clinical Director. He oversees the clinical and programmatic direction of therapy teams providing treatment to this highly individualized population. His responsibilities further include advanced training, mentoring, and consultation to ABA-service providers and teaching staff within school districts and private agencies across the country.


He has presented both nationally and internationally at conferences on Applied Behavior Analysis, and consults throughout the United States, Australia, and Asia. He wrote chapters in Crafting Connections and The Autism Partnership Method: Social Skills Groups and contributed to the video companion series to A Work in Progress.