Monthly Archives: February 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, founder of Behavioral Concepts, Inc., recently started a discussion group on LinkedIn entitled “Central Mass. Families of Children with Autism”. The group is intended to provide an additional resource for families looking for information and resources.
In addition to the informational aspect, the group will also provide an opportunity for members to share experiences.
“Parents of children with autism can often feel alone, like they’re on an island. We’re hoping this discussion group will be a place where they can find answers and information, comfort and camaraderie,” said Dr. Robinson.
To join Central Mass. Families of Children with Autism, go to https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8485532.
Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently hired Meagan Jezierski, BCBA, as a clinical coordinator.
As a clinical coordinator at BCI, Jezierskil will write programs for skills development, behavioral support 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, communication, leisure, recreation, health and ADL skills.
“We are in a period of tremendous growth at BCI. It’s critical that as we grow, we continue to add superior people to our staff. Meagan is a fine example of the caliber of BCBA we’re looking to add to our team,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson.
A resident of Thomson, Connecticut, Jezierski holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and Behavior Analysis from Cambridge College and has a Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA). She also received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut University.
“A friend who works as a BCBA told me BCI was a great company to work and that has absolutely been the case,” said Jezierski.
Based in Worcester, 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.
For questions about programs offered by BCI, please visit www.bciaba.org or call 508-363-0200.
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 meet the unique needs of our clients. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize individual potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of life within their home, school and community.
BCI provides center- and home-based services through health insurance and is an approved provider of Specialty ABA Services for Early Intervention in Central Massachusetts. BCI’s main care center, located at 345A Greenwood Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, offers intensive treatment for young children aged 3 to 6 years of age, an after-school program for all school aged children and a weekend social skills program. BCI also provides in-home services within a one-hour radius of Worcester.
BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass. For complete information, visit http://bciaba.com or to arrange a consultation with a BCI clinician, please call (508) 363-0200.
The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently visited the Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction (CABI). Here’s a link to the article, which includes some nice photos of students and staff.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette article, Private school in Worcester for autistic students receives state license.