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 »
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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 »
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 »
Last fall, when Xavier DeGroat received an opportunity to work at the White House as an intern in the Office of Presidential Correspondence, he packed his bags at his home in Lansing, Michigan, and relocated for three months to the thriving metropolis and national capitol of Washington, D.C. Only Washington, D.C., wasn’t the usual hub-bub… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Download Powerpoint presentation: Dr. Carl Sundberg’s Powerpoint presentation on Training the Parent Trainer at the 2019 Michigan Autism Conference.
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We are currently hiring for behavior technicians for our Fishers and Zionsville, IN, locations! Apply today! https://thebaca.com/career-opportunities/
You’re a parent, which means you already have a lot on your plate. You’re also a parent of a child who has a diagnosis of autism or other developmental disability, which only supersizes the servings of stuff that you have to figure out how to juggle. You’ve navigated through the diagnostic process, have sifted through a… Read more »
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 »
BACA Newsletter: June/July 2018
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 »
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
BACA Newsletter: April/May 2018
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; April 2018
BACA Newsletter: February/March 2018
1/12/18:Due to the weather, there will be a 2 hour delay for BACA 1, Prep and Z. Clients will arrive at 10:30 am. BACA Hart will open at its regular time.
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; December 2017
BACA Newsletter: December 2017/January 2018
BACA Newsletter: October/November 2017
Save Medicaid Toolkit 9-21-17
At BACA, we have several employees who have published in prestigious academic journals. One way to determine how important a research article is is by tracking and analyzing how many times it is cited in other articles. We are proud of our BACA-Hart Team Supervisor, Christina Weldy (Wyse.) In 2014, she was the lead author… Read more »
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; August 2017
BACA Newsletter: August/September 2017
BACA Newsletter: June/July 2017
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 »
A Teen’s Opportunity to Volunteer at Conner Prairie
CASP Member Spotlight: BACA
BACA Newsletter: April/May 2017
Get Involved! Come hear from staff from Best Buddies, Special Olympics & the Monon Community Center as they highlight opportunities for your child to get involved this year! Wednesday, April 12th, 6-8 pm, BACA Prep *All parents and professionals that have or work with children with special needs are welcome to attend! This isn’t… Read more »
BACA Newsletter: February/March 2017
Register today for the inaugural Women in Behavior Analysis Conference taking place March 9-10, 2017, in Nashville, TN!
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; December 2016
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 »
BACA Newsletter: Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017
Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, the Chief Clinician and Co-Founder of Behavior Analysis Center for Autism, discusses the importance of managing expectations when it comes to seeking treatment for a child who has autism. Read the full article in Indy’s Special Child here.
Purchase your BACA apparel today! Order online up to Nov. 20th. ORDER HERE. For questions about your order or pick up location, call Sarah Cox at 317-436-8961.
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, 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 »
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 »
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; August 2016
Register today for the #BACABolt for Autism 5K taking place Sept. 11th at Fort Harrison State Park! Register here.
BACA’s Dr. Carl Sundberg will be presenting at this year’s National Autism Conference at Penn State University on Aug. 4th. The Benefits of Using Sign Language to Teach Mands and Other Verbal Operants to Nonvocal Students with Autism: Students with autism who do not emit vocal response forms are at a tremendous disadvantage when it… Read more »
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 »
BACA Newsletter: Dec. 2015/Jan. 2016
Speech and OT Topics in ABA; December 2015
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.
BACA Newsletter Oct./Nov. 2015
BACA Newsletter Aug./Sept. 2015
BACA Newsletter June/July 2015
BACA Newsletter April/May 2015
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 »
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
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 »