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Tony Russo

MA, BCBA

Recognizing the lack of continuing support options available to adolescents, young adults, and adults living with developmental disabilities and/or cognitive disorders, Tony founded LifeSpeed to make Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services more accessible to this underserved population. Prior to college, Tony honorably served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps; eventually attaining the rank of Sergeant in the elite 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. Tony earned a Master of Arts degree in ABA from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 


Tony oversees every aspect of the support LifeSpeed offers, ensuring that the highest degree of care is provided to each of our clients. In his free time, Tony is active in his commitment to finding loving homes for the hundreds of cats and dogs left without a place to stay by volunteering at Alive Rescue Chicago. As an avid proponent of physical fitness, Tony has participated in events ranging from walks to raise awareness for mental health issues, to triathlons supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, to competitions including the Chicago Golden Gloves.