About Sidekicks


Every Superhero Needs a Sidekick!

Sidekicks provides personalized, consistent, and comprehensive 1:1 support services in the home and in the community for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Our support services enable individuals to achieve goals, overcome daily obstacles, enhance social skills, and obtain greater independence.

Our services include: ABA Therapy (ages 2+), Speech Therapy (4+), Individual Support Services (3-21) and Direct Support Services (21+).

Funding for Sidekicks services may be fully or partially covered by one of our contracted insurance providers, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, or the Department of Children and Families.

We are in network with Horizon Blue Cross, Aetna, United, and QualCare.

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Niko Antonellos – CEO & Founder

Niko CEO

Niko started Sidekicks as part of his final entrepreneurship project in 2012. His inspiration was his desire to make a difference in the community and his belief that quality support services will make a positive impact for families.

He continues to lead the team in the growth and development of Sidekicks, aiming to continually provide effective, reliable and personalized support services to individuals and families throughout New Jersey/PA.

Niko is most proud of the progress individuals have made since the start of the program and the growth of his fellow team members in their professional development as therapists, teachers and role models.

Email: Niko@SidekicksSupport.com

Jamie Douglas – COO

Jamie COO

Jamie brings decades of experience and insight into our program. As the leader of our operations, Jamie oversees and manages our day to day functions.

Jamie also heads our staff training program, in which she helps staff with required trainings and personal development. Jamie plays an integral part in maintaining the quality of our program and providing support to our families and staff. Jamie is constantly working with Niko on how to improve our program and best serve our Superheroes.

Email: Jamie@SidekicksSupport.com

Jamie has been with Sidekicks since December 2016

Alli Rawlins – Clinical Director

Ann Hartig – BCBA

Ann has spent over 15 years working with individuals with special needs. She began her career as a paraprofessional in a public school supporting young children with special needs. The longer she worked with these extraordinary individuals the more she wanted to learn about how to better serve their needs both in and outside of the classroom. At Sidekicks, she performs assessments, creates treatment plans, trains and supervises staff, and supports the families in our ABA program In working with individuals and collaborating with colleagues, she continues to learn and grow.

Ann has been with Sidekicks since July 2017

Roe Bonomo – BCBA

Roe Bonomo
Roe became involved in the field of special education due to her interest in helping children with autism and following her experiences with raising her son diagnosed with autism.

Some of her career highlights include; being a previous owner of a behavioral consulting company, several years working with a private school providing services to children with significant behavioral challenges such as aggression and self injury, board certified behavior analyst for Ewing Schools, and part time behavior analyst at Sidekicks.

At Sidekicks, she assesses program needs for individuals in our ABA program, develop behavioral and functional life skill programs, and train staff to work with our individuals.

Roe has been with Sidekicks since July 2016

Bria Graves – BCBA

Bria Graves has a master’s degree in School Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Georgian Court University. She found her passion when she began working as an ABA therapist and progressed her career to become a BCBA. She has experience working with learners from 3 to 21 years old. She has worked in multiple settings that include vocational settings, schools, homes and in the community. Bria takes great pride in providing quality service to those she works with.

Bria has been with Sidekicks since March 2022

Tara Folmer – BCBA


Tara has a bachelor’s degree from Rider University and a master’s in applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University. Tara has spent the past 12 years working with individuals with special needs. She began her career as a special education teacher working at Eden Autism Services. Over the years, she has worked with individuals with disabilities in many different settings. Tara became a BCBA several years ago and began working for sidekicks 1 year ago. Tara enjoys spending her days working to make meaningful changes in the lives of individuals with disabilities.


Tara Folmer has been a BCBA with Sidekicks since the summer of 2021

Ashley Gravina – BCBA


Ashley Gravina joined our team as a BCBA in the Summer of 2021. Ashley has worked with individuals with disabilities for the past 8 years. In addition to being a BCBA at Sidekicks, Ashley is a special education teacher. Ashley has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rider University and an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University. Ashley has worked with young children, teens, and their families in home, school, and community settings. At sidekicks, Ashley works with families and ABA therapists to help her superheroes reach their goals and promote their independence.


Ashley Gravina joined our team as a BCBA in the Summer of 2021

Sasha Terekhova – BCBA


Sasha found her passion for ABA and working with individuals with disabilities while providing support to individuals with severe challenging behaviors at an inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit. Seeing the clinical process of ABA and how successful it was at reducing such severe behaviors was inspiring. Sasha went on to earn her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University and become a BCBA. Sasha has been working with individuals with autism and other disabilities for 6 years and has provided services to individuals ages 2-17 in residential, home, center, and community settings.

Sasha enjoys sharing her passion for ABA by mentoring behavior therapists and future BCBAs. At Sidekicks, Sasha continues to grow and expand her knowledge as a BCBA while striving to provide the highest-quality services to our superheroes and their families.

Katie Williams – BCBA


Katie earned her undergraduate degree in French and Spanish and her Masters in Early Childhood General and Special Education. Her career for over 10 years as an early childhood special educator gradually led her to the field of ABA, which she has enjoyed for the past 7 years. Katie has an interest in play-based and language-specific models, such as the Early Start Denver Model and PECS. Her passion is to provide engaging, client-centered programming to promote independence and self-determination. She is so grateful to be working with such amazing families and staff at Sidekicks.

Carol Moscarello – Speech Therapist

Carol Moscarello - Speech Therapist
Carol Moscarello has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 20 years. She has worked in early intervention, preschool, the public school system, nursing homes and with all levels of developmental disabilities.

Carol holds an AAC specialist certificate and has been awarded two ACE awards from the American Speech and Hearing Association for exceeding continuing education requirements. She has been a member of the Sidekicks team since May 2016, providing comprehensive caring Speech and Language therapy while following her passion to empower every client while finding his/her voice.

Carol has been with Sidekicks since May 2016

AnnMarie Potts – Speech Therapist

AnnMarie Potts is a Speech/Language Pathologist licensed in the state of NJ as well as having the American Speech/Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certificate of clinical competence (CCC). She has worked 30+ years in the school district as well as having experience in early intervention and with adults.

She has special interest and training in CAS (childhood apraxia of speech) and is listed on the Apraxia Kids site as a recommended provider.

Additionally, she has experience in a variety of areas including auditory processing, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation/phonological processes. She LOVES working with the Sidekicks team helping clients reach their full potential.

AnnMarie has been with Sidekicks since July 2018

Chris Thorne – Speech Therapist

Ashley - Director of Individual Support Services

Chris Thorne has joined our team as a Speech therapist in the fall of 2021. Chris has worked as a speech language therapist for over 25 years in a variety of settings. Chris has a Bachelor of Science, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Trenton State college and a M.A. in Arts, Speech Language Pathology. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association. She has worked with both children and adults, addressing communication needs. Chris currently works full time in a school setting. She enjoys working with families and clients at Sidekicks to help them achieve their goals.


Chris has been with Sidekicks since fall of 2021

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