Licensed Clinical Social Worker – CT
Licensed Behavior Analyst – CT & MA
Dr. Solandy Forte is the Executive Director and Founder of Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Solandy has over twenty years of experience in the field of autism, receiving her doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Endicott College under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Dorsey and Dr. Mary Jane Weiss. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Joseph, Endicott College and Southern Connecticut State University.
Solandy has served hundreds of children and their families as a clinician, consultant, and advocate nationally and internationally. She has coordinated with multi-disciplinary teams to promote capacity for educating children within the least restrictive educational setting. She has extensive experience in the behavioral health profession and a passion for advancing the quality of treatment available for all children with autism and related comorbid disorders. Solandy is dedicated to working with leaders in the field to diagnose and provide innovative and efficient treatment solutions. She has played an integral role in expanding clinical services to include an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Clinic, parent education program, and lead in capacity development initiatives through school consultation.
Solandy serves as the President the Behavior Analyst Leadership Council (BALC) and has been a member of the Executive Council for the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysts (CTABA) as well as served on various boards related to advancing special education. She has presented at regional and national conferences on topics related to staff training, behavioral assessment, navigating through cultural barriers, behavioral consultation, supervision, and ethics.
For over 20 years, I have had the pleasure of serving our autism community in a variety of capacities. It is now an absolute honor to introduce Solstice Behavioral Health & Consulting, an innovative community practice with a bold vision. The needs of our autism community are tremendous. The disparities in education and accessibility to high-quality autism services exist. I acknowledge these challenges and for that very reason created a practice that would ensure the delivery of autism treatment, education, and consultation to all.
Our mission at Solstice is to provide every child with a rich learning experience within a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment. Every moment is a learning opportunity for our children, families, and staff. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to bring children and their families together with experts in our field who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for the individuals we serve.
In closing, here’s to Solstice, a learning environment where life-long connections are made.