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.