About Us

ABA Autismus Therapie Dusseldorf GmbH was founded in March 2017 to support children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in and around the city of Düsseldorf. Our goal is to assist in their development, in their integration in the community, and in the alleviation of autism-related disabilities.

The founder, Mr. Rodrigo Pellet Lastra, is a Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and father of a child with autism.

When his son was diagnosed with autism, Mr. Pellet Lastra, already a psychologist with 20 years of experience, sought out the best possible therapy for his son; his research brought him to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

After participating in several ABA workshops in Germany and Switzerland, Mr. Pellet Lastra decided to specialize in the treatment of autism-related developmental disorders using the ABA approach. Between 2011 and 2012 Mr. Pellet Lastra completed the Masters Program "ABA Interventions in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities" at ABA-España, in Madrid, Spain. The Masters program is recognized by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as an educational organization for certification as a behavior analyst.

In 2013, Mr. Pellet Lastra gained further experience in the treatment of autism through supervised participation in the "ABA Psicología Enséñame", Madrid, Spain, and the "Fundación Planeta Imaginario", Barcelona, Spain. Both institutions are leading ABA service providers in Spain.

From February 2014 to January 2017 Mr. Pellet Lastra worked at the Autism Therapy Center Rhein Wupper GmbH. In addition to his work as a therapist for children with ASD, Mr. Pellet Lastra supervised a team of therapists and co-therapists in developing and implementing ABA-based therapeutic interventions.

Mr. Pellet Lastra is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA, Certificant 1-17-25238), recognized supervisor for prospective behavior analysts, BCaBAs (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts) and RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians), and a full member of the German Association for Behavioral Analysis (DGV). The DGV is the official German national association of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAi).

Nicole (Nikki) Condit is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA, Certificant 1-18-29226). She began working as a Behavior Therapist at The Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) in the fall of 2013 while attending the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Special Education and her teaching license at a Special Educator (Wisconsin), she moved to Chicago to attend the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While completing her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), she worked for A.B.S. Behavioral Services as a Behavior Therapist. In July 2017, she moved to Düsseldorf and she is happy to apply her knowledge and experience in the field of ABA in her new adopted country.

Madeline Gehl is a Behavior Therapist. She is trained as a Childcare Worker and has been working with children with autism for 10 years. In addition to her work as an Integration Helper in the schools for children with autism, in January 2016, she began a certification as an Education and Development Consultant and will complete it shortly. Additionally, she is preparing to complete the RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) certification. Madeline, a German native, has been apart of our team since January 2018 and she has already made a very positive impact on our team and our clients!