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.