Chuck Sanders was born in Springfield, Illinois and spent his childhood in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, he moved to St. Louis and worked as a direct support professional for an agency that provided both residential and vocational services for people with developmental disabilities. After a few years, he returned to the Chicago area and worked as a CILA program coordinator for another agency serving a similar population. He went back to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. He is especially interested in working with adults with dual diagnoses and enjoys encouraging them to practice self-advocacy.
In his spare time, he enjoys fixing up his 1889 Victorian house in the near west suburbs of Chicago and scours the internet and antique shops for period furniture and décor. He enjoys music and has played bass guitar in several bands in the past. He has a wife, a son, and three dogs, one of which occasionally provides therapy and comfort for his clients.