Haring Center

Cassie Borges, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Education Specialist, caborges@uw.edu

Cassie is an education and inclusion specialist for the Professional Development and Training team at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Children’s Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from Eastern Washington University, where she was also awarded the certificate of Excellence in Academics, Leadership, and Service to the Community. After, she attended the University of Washington where she received her Master’s degree in Education, Washington State teaching certification with a Special Education Endorsement, and fulfilled required practicum and hours to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). 

Cassie’s work focuses on training, coaching, and consultation to teachers and other professions in early learning on evidence-based inclusive practices, with the purpose of creating a community that celebrates diversity and difference and honors all members of the community. She has specific knowledge in Applied Behavior Analysis, Preschool Inclusion, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Intervention, Family Support, Teaming and Collaboration, and Neurodiversity. Cassie has presented on Early Intervention topics such as Reciprocal Imitation Training, Evidence-Based Strategies to Teach Play, and Parent Implemented Intervention at conferences including the Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC) and the Infant and Early Childhood Conference (IECC). 

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Cassie worked as a behavior and education consultant at the University of Washington Autism Center. As a BCBA she worked on-on-one to teach new skills with developmentally appropriate, evidence-based behavioral strategies that were individualized for each client and family. This included, but was not limited to, one-on-one client sessions, supervising technicians working with clients in home and in a clinical setting, and parent coaching, as well as collaborating with teachers and other professionals. Cassie’s other professional experiences include parent trainer for the Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound Learning Program, behavior interventionist for Success Through Education, Play and Support (STEPS) Summer Program, graduate student assistant-assistant early childhood educator in the Infant and Toddler Program and Preschool Program with the Experimental Education Unit at the Haring Center, and substitute early childhood educator at Kindering. Cassie is pleased to be back at the Haring Center to follow her passion of disseminating evidence-based inclusive practices to the community.

Areas of expertise:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Challenging Behavior
  • Early Childhood General Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Support
  • Preschool Inclusion
  • Teaming and Collaboration