Who We Are
Big Apple Children Services (BACS) is the premiere Early Intervention (EI) provider in New York State. We provide early intervention evaluation, education, therapeutic and support services to children and families throughout Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island at no out-of-pocket cost.
We are dedicated to partnering with multicultural families for timely, expert treatment of infants and toddlers, whose development is compromised, to acquire age-appropriate skills.
Our Core Values
Our core values guide us in everything we think, say, and do. That’s why every member of our staff is carefully selected based on his or her ability to demonstrate our values in every interaction—whether at the water cooler, on the phone, or in a client’s living room.
Knowledgeable—Our expertise cultivates the best outcomes
Ethical—We are committed to always doing the right thing
Dedicated—Unwavering in our commitment to achieving your full potential
Trustworthy—We keep our promises
Our team of experts includes psychologists, Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs), Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Speech and Feeding Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Instructors, Behavior Consultants, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Each member of our hand-picked team comes with extensive early intervention experience, and decades of combined education, training, and delivery of effective programs for improved outcomes.
Majory (Marjorie) Gabriel, M.S. Ed., BCBA, LBA
Chief Executive Officer and Program Director
Majory is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Big Apple Children Services. She is a New York State licensed and Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and maintains national certification with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Majory earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management with a minor in psychology from Baruch College and a Master of Science degree in Special Education from Hunter College.
Majory also maintains a New York State teaching license in special education. She completed her coursework at CW Post towards her BCBA certification. As a board-certified behavioral analyst, Majory has supervised, trained and mentored board certification candidates. She is fluent in French, Haitian Creole and English.
Before founding Big Apple Children Services, Marjorie provided direct, consultative and professional development services for families and agencies over a 25-year span. This evidence-based experienced allowed her to gain profound insights into autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Majory's professional experience includes the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPDD) where she provided solutions in direct care services, Medicaid Service Coordination, Qualified Personnel for People with Developmental Disabilities, and as an Assistant Director in residential settings.
Since 1999, Majory has worked as an evaluator and special educator for the Early Intervention Program of New York. She has extensive knowledge and experience with a variety of behavioral methodologies including naturalistic methods, discrete trial, verbal behavior and language-based approaches to elicit the acquisition of functional skills in children with profound disabilities and autism. Majory has served as an applied behavioral analyst (ABA) supervisor, providing professional support to ABA providers. She also conducts functional assessments to assist in the development of effective programming for the children she serves.
Majory considers herself blessed and privileged to support children with developmental disabilities that include autism spectrum disorder using evidenced-based programming that is individualized, purposeful and effective. Her goal is to assist individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, to acquire the essential skills needed so that each child can integrate into the community and become a fulfilled, productive citizen.
Majory welcomes every opportunity to provide free and timely evaluations to children in New York City.