About Us


Maintain the child's integrity while receiving the therapy they deserve. The child is the priority.


Advocate for the child to receive the care they need to thrive and grow.


Educate the community on autism acceptance.


Building a community to educate, grow, and benefit one another.

OwlLight Therapy’s mission is to make a difference in a child’s life to promote socially significant behavior. OwlLight has a positive perspective towards change in ABA and envisions a positive difference in a parent and child’s life. With compassion, ethics, and positivity, we can be the change towards a bright future.

Our purpose is to educate the community and be part of the change while ensuring that the children remain our priority. Our approach will increase the kid’s independence to exercise their autonomy and live their life to their fullest potential. Effective therapeutic services are
needed to teach this population the skills to succeed amongst their peers and community.

While our children are the main focus, OwlLight invests in its team members by supporting, training, and empowering them to succeed in their fields and lives. Changes for the better come from within, which is why we focus on ensuring our team members grow as individuals
to benefit themselves and our children. 

Our founders share a similar value: integrity for all our children. All children deserve quality therapy through education, understanding, care, and kindness. This is a journey we are all taking together. Let’s discover the process together and empower each other along the way.

Power is Knowledge

The power of knowledge builds confidence from within which causes a residual effect. A remaining effect that lasts a lifetime.

Knowledge is Understanding

The power of knowledge builds understanding. At OwlLight Therapy, we strive to educate, train, and provide high-quality services for all our children. With education comes understanding of the research methods used that promote empowerment of our team and parents to better service our children.

Understanding is Care

The power of understanding builds care. Care stems from understanding the approach used when working with individuals with autism. With the education on the ABA approach methods, teams and parents are equipped to service our children with excellence and care. Services are given from within the heart and received by the child with understanding and acceptance.

Care Produces Kindness

The power of care builds kindness. When kindness becomes a part of our services, our children accept it, which then becomes a part of them. Kindness creates compassion for each other and within ourselves which builds confidence from within. During the learning process, we will make mistakes, and kindness is needed to understand that it’s okay to make a mistake, let’s learn from it and grow together.

Kindness Maintains Integrity

The power of kindness builds integrity. Integrity is having strong moral values and living within our deepest values while maintaining what our children deserve. Children with autism are learning to thrive and be independent. Every child can show some sort of process and it takes us, adults, to shed some light on the way. Caregivers with children diagnosed with autism are also learning to live and maintain a new lifestyle. Kindness is what we all need to support us on this journey.

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    Zaina Daoud has spent her professional life overseeing change, expansion and growth, and understands successful business procedures, regulations and practices from the ground up. Zaina earned her B.S. in Health Care Leadership at National Louis University in Chicago and has experience with start-up companies internationally.

    Zaina has proven abilities in the full senior-level oversight of quality control regulatory compliance and strategic performance improvement functions within large healthcare organizations.

    Elizabeth Romero is a first generation student that received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Exercise Science from Valparaiso University. She completed internships and work studies on children and women’s health. Towards the end of her undergraduate education, she targeted her studies on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). After college, Elizabeth continued working with children on the spectrum as a Registered Behavior Technician providing ABA therapy in the home, school, and clinic setting. Driven by the progress her patients were making through ABA therapy, she pursued her Masters in ABA from Ball State University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As a BCBA, Elizabeth has worked with different ages and populations, but has specialized with the younger children of ages 1-6 years old. She has spent the majority of her career working with children to prepare them for the school setting. Influenced by her experiences and background, Elizabeth aspires to give back to underserved communities in the next stage of her career.

    Dafne Perez-Quinn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dafne graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2016. She earned her Masters Degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism in 2018. Dafne has worked in the field of ABA since 2016 where she worked as an RBT before becoming a BCBA in 2019. Dafne was first exposed to ABA after working as an RBT right after college. She had little knowledge of autism and wanted to learn more. Through her experience working as an RBT she found joy and curiosity in how the field worked and how, with the right support and professionals, families thrived with the programming. During this time, as she increased in her understanding of ABA and autism, she was able to educate her family and increase awareness of neurodiversity. Dafne enjoys her time working with children and wants to educate families and staff as to how ABA can help increase multiple skills and promote independence amongst everyone.