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Hiring an ABA provider

Patrick Blevins MA, BCBA & Melissa Wintz-Dykstra MS Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the application of the science of behaviorism to teach skills so that individuals can participate in socially significant activities that improve their lives. ABA services may be delivered within the home, community, and/or in a dedicated clinic. ABA agencies hire professionals credentialed through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board. These professionals have competed rigorous education, subscribe to a code of ethics and practice interventions that are evidence-based through research. ABA based interventions are implemented by registered behavior technicians (RBT) who follow behavior support plans written by a […]

How can I find out about possible summer activities available for my child?

The Recreational Program at the Autism Programs can offer fun community activities that provide inclusive social-recreational programs for adolescents and adults with ASD. Examples include (but are not limited to): Drumming, Tick Talk, Yoga, Archery, Fishing. Some of the ongoing programs are Just For Kicks Martial Arts, Theatre-in-the-Making, and Adaptive Kayaking. For more information about these programs and others, contact (800) 270-1861. The New Mexico Autism Society offer community activities for teenagers, adults with ASD, and their families. For more information about The New Mexico Autism Society call (505) 332-0306. At your child’s IEP, you can ask to discuss the […]