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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 activities available for my child in my area?

The Autism Family & Provider Resource Team can help! For a list of activities and services throughout the state for you and your family, please contact them at 505-272-1852 or toll free at 1-800-270-1861, or email them at 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 possibility of extended school year services and the IEP team will make this determination. Your child’s teacher will need to take data prior to […]