Yearly Archives: 2012

Business People 3 (Telegram.com) – Kristen Ricardi

Behavioral Concepts Inc. of Worcester, which specializes in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts and has offices in Mansfield and West Boylston, recently announced the promotion of Kristen Ricardi of Worcester to clinical coordinator. In her new role, Ms. Ricardi, who began working at BCI in 2006, will write programs for skills development, counseling and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients in Central Massachusetts who are living with autism.

Business People 2 (Telegram.com) – Cindy Wall

Behavioral Concepts Inc. of Worcester, a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently hired Cindy Wall as a clinical coordinator. Ms. Wall, of North Attleboro, comes to BCI from the Justice Resource Institute’s Taunton office. At BCI, she will write programs for skills development, behavioral support programs and other developmental services.

Business People 1 (Telegram.com) – Tiffany Carpinelli

Behavioral Concepts Inc., a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently announced the promotion of Tiffany Carpinelli of Worcester to the position of clinical coordinator. Ms. Carpinelli had previously worked as a floating therapist. In her new role, she will write programs for skills development, counseling and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients.

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI) hires Worcester resident Christine Apostol as clinical coordinator

Worcester, MA…

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently hired Christine Apostol as a clinical coordinator. Apostol comes to BCI from the Cambridge Public School system as a behavioral specialist.

As a clinical coordinator at BCI, Apostol will write programs for skills development, behavioral support programs and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients in Central Massachusetts who are living with autism. Those programs can consist of social skills, community safety skills, academic and pre-academic skills, classroom participation, health and ADL skills.

“Christine’s experience working in the Cambridge public school system, as well as her previous time in the Action public school system, make her an invaluable addition to our team of ABA clinicians,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson.

A Worcester, Mass. native and current resident, Apostol holds a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Northeastern University, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in special education. Apostol is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavioral Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) and the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavioral Analysis.

“What’s great about working at BCI is the clinician to student ratio. It enables you as a clinical supervisor to provide more individual attention and that greatly benefits the student,” said Apostol.

Based in Worcester, Mass and with offices in Mansfield and West Boylston, Mass., BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their families. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial training, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors. Instruction is provided across a variety of domains, included by not limited to: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics and community outings and safety awareness. Social skills groups with peer models are also offered as part of BCI’s services. A heavy emphasis is placed on generalization and maintenance of skills, in addition to family training, so that families may implement the supports and carry-over skills in the home.

BCI accepts Harvard-Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Tufts, Aetna and coverage from other major health care providers.

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to the unique needs of the individuals BHC works with. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize student potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of live within their home, school and community.

BCI’s main care center is located at 170 Goddard Memorial Drive, in Worcester, Massachusetts. BCI operates its BASICS services at 100 Hartwell Street in West Boylston, Mass. The BASICS program is a sub-contract arrangement between Behavioral Concepts, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. BASICS provides services to children aged 7-22 with autism and maladaptive behaviors. BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass.

 

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI) hires North Attleborough resident Cindy Wall as clinical coordinator

 WORCESTER, MA…

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of        children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently hired Cindy Wall as a clinical coordinator. Wall comes to BCI from the Justice Resource Institute’s Taunton, Mass. office.

As a clinical coordinator at BCI, Wall will write programs for skills development, behavioral support programs and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients in Central Massachusetts who are living with autism. Those programs can consist of social skills, community safety skills, academic and pre-academic skills, classroom participation, health and ADL skills.

“We’re delighted to have Cindy on our staff. Her qualifications as a BCBA are impeccable and she will be a tremendous asset in helping our students develop the skills they need, both in the home and in the classroom,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson.

A North Attleborough, Mass. resident, Wall holds a Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Nova Southeastern University and a Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA). She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

“Working at BCI is an incredible opportunity for me to best utilize my ABA training,” said Wall. “BCI has a great reputation with families of children with autism as well as with professionals in our industry. Just a few weeks into this position, I can see why.”

Based in Worcester, Mass and with offices in Mansfield and West Boylston, Mass., BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their families. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial training, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors. Instruction is provided across a variety of domains, included by not limited to: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics and community outings and safety awareness. Social skills groups with peer models are also offered as part of BCI’s services. A heavy emphasis is placed on generalization and maintenance of skills, in addition to family training, so that families may implement the supports and carry-over skills in the home.

BCI accepts Harvard-Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Tufts, Aetna and coverage from other major health care providers.

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to the unique needs of the individuals BHC works with. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize student potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of live within their home, school and community.

BCI’s main care center is located at 170 Goddard Memorial Drive, in Worcester, Massachusetts. BCI operates its BASICS services at 100 Hartwell Street in West Boylston, Mass. The BASICS program is a sub-contract arrangement between Behavioral Concepts, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. BASICS provides services to children aged 7-22 with autism and maladaptive behaviors. BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass.

 

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI) promotes Worcester resident Kristen Ricardi.

WORCESTER, MA…

Kirsten Ricardi

Behavioral Concepts, Inc.’s Kristen Ricard was recently promoted to clinical coordinator.

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently announced the promotion of Kristen Ricardi to clinical coordinator. Ricardi has worked for BCI in several full and part-time roles since 2006. She most recently worked in the Shrewsbury Public Schools system as a paraprofessional, teaching in a pre-school program for children with autism.

In her new role, Ricardi will write programs for skills development, counseling and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients in Central Massachusetts who are living with autism. Those programs can consist of social skills, community safety skills, academic and pre-academic skills, classroom participation and health and ADL skills.

“An integral part of what we do for children with autism and their families is working with the public schools to find out what programs and trainings. Kristen’s six years with us and her background in working in a public school system give her the experience and a perspective that can truly benefit our clients,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson.

A lifelong Worcester resident, Ricardi attended Fitchburg State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human services. She began working at BCI in 2006 as an ABA therapist. Ricardi enrolled in a master’s program at Fitchburg State in 2009 and is slated to receive a degree in special education and a certificate in behavioral analysis in 2013.

“I’m thrilled to be back full-time at BCI. I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and families during my time there and am looking forward to being even more involved with this new position in helping these courageous children develop their skills for life,” said Ricardi.

Based in Worcester, Mass and with offices Mansfield and West Boylston, Mass., BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their parents. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors. Instruction is provided in: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics (children over the age of 7) / academics (under the age of 7), social and play skills, leisure skills, toileting, and food tolerance.

BCI accepts Harvard-Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Tufts, Aetna and coverage from other major health care providers.

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to the unique needs of the individuals BCI works with. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize student potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of life within their home, school and community.

BCI’s main care center is located at 170 Goddard Memorial Drive, in Worcester, Massachusetts. BCI operates its BASICS services at 100 Hartwell Street in West Boylston, Mass. The BASICS program is a sub-contract arrangement between Behavioral Concepts, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. BASICS provides services to children aged 7-22 with autism and maladaptive behaviors. BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass.

 

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI) promotes Worcester resident Tiffany Carpinelli.

WORCESTER, MA…

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently announced the promotion of Tiffany Carpinelli to clinical coordinator. Carpinelli had previously worked in the role of floating therapist.

In her new role, Carpinelli will write programs for skills development, counseling and other developmental services for more than a dozen BCI clients in Central Massachusetts who are living with autism. Those programs can consist of social skills, community safety skills, academic and pre-academic skills, classroom participation and health and ADL skills.

“Tiffany has shown herself to be a caring and able therapist who has a gift in teaching our clients,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson. “Over the three years she’s been with BCI, she’s grown both as a person and as a therapist. We’re proud of her accomplishments so far and eager to see her continue that growth in this new role as clinical coordinator.”

A lifelong Worcester resident, Carpinelli attended Worcester State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. In addition to her duties at BCI, she’s also working towards a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Kaplan University, where she’s an active volunteer in the school’s Autism Speaks® program.

“Working at BCI has been a wonderful learning experience for me and I’ve met some tremendous kids and families,” said Carpinelli. “In this new role, I’m hoping to take what I’ve learned as a therapist and create programs that help our clients develop the skill they need to successfully navigate their daily lives.”

Based in Worcester, Mass and with offices Mansfield and West Boylston, Mass., BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their parents. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors. Instruction is provided in: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics (children over the age of 7) / academics (under the age of 7), social and play skills, leisure skills, toileting, and food tolerance.

BCI accepts Harvard-Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Tufts, Aetna and coverage from other major health care providers.

 

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to the unique needs of the individuals BCI works with. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize student potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of life within their home, school and community.

BCI’s main care center is located at 170 Goddard Memorial Drive, in Worcester, Massachusetts. BCI operates its BASICS services at 100 Hartwell Street in West Boylston, Mass. The BASICS program is a sub-contract arrangement between Behavioral Concepts, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. BASICS provides services to children aged 7-22 with autism and maladaptive behaviors. BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass.

 

New service offers insurance insights for parents of children with autism.

WORCESTER, MA…

For most parents, preparing your child to go back to school means a trip to the mall for school supplies, a new outfit or two and maybe some new shoes. For parents of children with autism, back to school means all that plus deciphering what programs and assistance is available for their child through the school and what’s available through insurance. A new service offered by Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the treatment of children with autism, is helping parents in Central Massachusetts solve that riddle.

“When the school year begins, many parents utilize the programs available through the school but are unaware that home support and services are available through their private health insurance,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson. “We provide home and community services that meet the individual needs of the child and their family. In short, BCI helps students and their families navigate the system.”

Based in Worcester, Mass and with offices Mansfield and West Boylston, Mass., BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their parents. The process begins with an assessment by qualified and certified behavior analyst. Once an assessment has been made, BCI clinicians develop a treatment plan that remediates behavioral challenges and teaches new skills and replacement behaviors.

Said Robinson, “Since we have experience collaborating with public schools and providing health insurance based services, we can tailor a program for children with autism that fits the child’s unique needs and family’s schedule—while optimizing the full benefits offered by both the schools and the health care provider.”

BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors. Instruction is provided in: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics (children over the age of 7) / academics (under the age of 7), social and play skills, leisure skills, toileting, and food tolerance.

BCI accepts Harvard-Pilgrim, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, Tufts, Aetna and coverage from other major health care providers.

 

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to the unique needs of the individuals BHC works with. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize student potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of live within their home, school and community.

BCI’s main treatment center is located at 170 Goddard Memorial Drive, in Worcester, Massachusetts. BCI operates its BASICS services at 100 Hartwell Street in West Boylston, Mass. The BASICS program is a sub-contract arrangement between Behavioral Concepts, Inc. and the Central Massachusetts Special Education Collaborative. BASICS provides services to children aged 7-22 with autism and maladaptive behaviors. BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass.