Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently announced it will be a silver sponsor for the Autism Resource Center 2013 5K Run and Walk for Autism Awareness. The run/walk takes place on April 28 at DCR’s Lake Park in Worcester.
“April has become world renowned as Autism Awareness month, a movement started by Autism Speaks, an international non-profit devoted to educating people the world round on autism. The Autism Resource Center’s run/walk has become our signature event in helping raise funds and awareness,” said Dr. Jeff Robinson, BCI founder and director.
Proceeds from the walk and run will go to the Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts, a non-profit located at 71 Sterling Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts (508-835-4278). The Center serves as an information and referral service for children and families affected by disorders within the Autism Spectrum; Autism, PDD NOS and Asperger’s.
More than 100 people (staff/families) are currently signed up to wear our BCI t-shirts at the event. BCI will have a table with informational brochures and host several fun activities before, during and after the race. Several BCI staff members are slated to run or walk.
“The Resource Center is just that, an incredible and invaluable resource to children with autism and their families,” said Robinson. “We are delighted to do all we can to help such a worthy cause. And we have plenty of room for more participants for our team.”
Those interested in participating or donating money to BCI’s team can visit the Autism Resource Center 2013 5K Run and Walk for Autism Awareness’ website at http://www.autismresourcecentral.org/Fundraising/Run%20Walk/index. BCI is listed among the teams participating.
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.
For complete information, visit http://bciaba.org or to arrange a consultation with a BCI clinician, please call (508) 363-0200.