A Special Mother’s Day Interview with Becky Schoenfeldt

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Becky Schoenfeldt, a registered behavior technician (RBT) for LEARN’s Behavioral Concepts (BCI) clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts, spends her days helping kids with autism attain goals on their behavioral health treatment plans. At the end of the day, she goes home to do more of the same, only this time with her 18-year-old son, Dougie, who… Read more »

Create a Calm-Down Kit for Your Child with Autism

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As parents and caregivers, we’re hard-wired to respond to our children’s cries with efforts to comfort and soothe. Nothing is more frustrating, however, than when our efforts fall short—and our child spirals into a meltdown. What can help? In a few words: a calm-down kit. A calm down kit is simply a collection of objects… Read more »

Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA: Maia Jackson

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Our new series, “Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA,” continues with an interview with Maia Jackson, the clinical development manager of LEARN Behavioral’s Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) office in Oakland, California, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The series comes on the heels of an analysis conducted by the Behavior… Read more »

Evie and Kelly Mutsch Talk About Their Journey with Autism—and Their Thriving, Eco-Friendly Business

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When Evie Mutsch, at age two-and-a-half, started applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP), she spoke no words and tended to express herself in tantrums, her mom, Kelly, says. Today, however, at age 10 and a half, words pour from her mouth as she talks about the intricacies of the… Read more »

Why We’re Embracing Acceptance this April—and Beyond

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  As you know, April has been Autism Awareness Month for several decades now. This year, after careful consideration, we are shifting our focus for the month from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance. Why Acceptance, instead of Awareness? For one, leading disability groups nationwide, including the Autism Society of America, Easter Seals, The Arc, and the National Association… Read more »

BACA Partners with LEARN Behavioral—and Boosts Opportunities for Families and Staff

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Collaboration and partnership have been at the core of our organization since it started in 2009. Now, in a move that will boost clinical resources and training and growth opportunities, BACA is teaming up with LEARN Behavioral, an organization that specializes in using evidence-based, contemporary ABA therapy to nurture the potential of children with autism… Read more »

ABA in the Home

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When going into a family’s home for the first time, I talk to the parents about what they are currently having challenges with and what they would like for their child to learn. Sometimes if I am able to, I try to observe these behaviors to help me gain a better understanding of what is occurring at… Read more »

Autism Diagnostic Process

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June 28th, 5:30-6:30 pm 6704 Central Blvd., Zionsville, IN 46077 Register here!   – Helping families to better understand acquiring or ruling out a diagnosis of autism – We understand that the process of determining whether or not your child has autism can be daunting and draining on parents and caregivers. BACA has partnered with… Read more »

Summer 2018 Marketing Internship

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The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism is seeking an enthusiastic summer intern to work side-by-side with our Director of Marketing. Will that be you?! Internship Details

WIBA 2018: Save the date!

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Save the date! #WIBA2018 will be taking place March 22-23, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN! We’re excited to share this video that showcases our most recent WIBA Conference. Thanks to everyone that helped make the event a great one and we look forward to seeing you all next… Read more »

BACA is Hiring!

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We are hiring at our BACA Prep (Fishers), BACA Z (Zionsville) and BACA Hart (Elkhart) locations. Please apply at https://thebaca.com/career-opportuni…. The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) was founded in 2009 under the direction of Dr. Carl Sundberg, BCBA-D. Services are based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, more specifically B.F. Skinner’s analysis of Verbal… Read more »

Dr. Carl Sundberg to Present at HABA 2016

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Dr. Carl Sundberg, BCBA-D, will be presenting at this year’s Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis Conference. The presentation is titled “Maintaining Skill Repertoires Taught to Individuals with Autism” and will be taking place on Sat., Oct. 15th, 10-10:50 am, in Wabash Ballroom 1 of the Indianapolis Convention Center.   Registration can be found here: http://hoosieraba.com/ The full… Read more »

Dr. Carl Sundberg to Present at Michigan Autism Conference 2016

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Dr. Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, will be presenting at this year’s Michigan Autism Conference! Thursday, Sept. 15th, 1-2:20 pm, Arcadia Ballroom Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Behavior Analysis Center for Autism) Teaching in the Natural Environment Teaching in the natural environment can be difficult but is critical. This is one of the areas that parents, behavior… Read more »

Congrats to WMU’s Dr. Poling on Receiving International Humanitarian Award

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A note from BACA’s Dr. Carl Sundberg:   I would like to congratulate Dr. Alan Poling for receiving this year’s International Humanitarian Award from the American Psychological Association.  I am very proud to say that Dr. Poling was an academic advisor of mine at Western Michigan University.  I took six classes from Dr. Poling, worked… Read more »

BACA Charities to Sponsor Activity Tent at FFF

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BACA Charities will be providing an opportunity for children with sensory issues to enjoy a fun-filled area at the festival.   BACA Charities will be hosting an activity tent at the 28th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival on Saturday, June 25th, 10:00AM-8:00PM and Sunday, June 26th, 11:00AM-3:30PM and 5:30PM-8:00PM. This will be free of charge to… Read more »

2016 Calendar Announcement

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Staff Development Days and Parent Center Meetings will be announced at a later date. View the website’s calendar for holiday dates in 2016 when the center is closed.

ABAI; BACA’s Representation (May 22-26 in San Antonio, TX)

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ABAI’s 41st Annual Convention Devon Sundberg # 130 Symposium 05/24/2015 BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: Adam Ventura, M.S. Diagnosing and Treating Ethical Problems in ABA: What they are and how we can address them organizationally. Chair: Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University) Abstract: The dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum… Read more »

Devon Sundberg Spoke to Students at New Castle High School

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On Feb. 23rd, Devon Sundberg, BACA’s Administrative Director, spoke to the “education career students” at New Castle High School. They learned more about autism, what occurs at BACA and what education is needed to work in the field of ABA. Such a great learning opportunity! Check out this article written by “The Courier Times”: http://www.thecouriertimes.com/news/article_02313638-c120-11e4-bc92-b3e64f0236be.html

Parent Training: Dr. Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and Devon Sundberg, M.S., BCBA

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Free Parent Training by Dr. Carl Sundberg and Devon Sundberg  Carl: “Understanding Behavioral Processes for Getting the Best Behavior from Your Child” Devon: “How to Get the Most out of Your NET and Proper Disciplinary Techniques at Home” Respite care provided. Thurs., Feb. 19th, 6-8 pm BACA Prep 9929 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46038 Please… Read more »