Remember your summers as a child? Some meaningful experiences may be going on a long trip away with your families or swimming on a hot summer day at camp with friends. One thing’s for sure, those good old days were jammed pack with tons of new experiences, social opportunities and plenty of unwritten rules of communication.
Autism is a developmental disability that causes challenges with behavior as well as social and communication delays. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) explains autism spectrum disorder and the criteria that an individual must meet in order to be diagnosed with autism.
Come see us! Stephanie’s Day is a resource fair for children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Inizio participates each year to offer information on our services to families in the community.
From February 7- February 10, I attended the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding in La Jolla, San Diego. The conference attendees primarily consisted of occupational therapists, speech therapists, and nutritionists from all over the US.
Inizio is a provider of Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®),
a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents
in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends
I never felt like I was making a difference in the lives of others until I became a Behavior Therapist. Getting to work and play with kids while I was helping change their lives was the best part of the job. I saw children learn new skills that might have seemed impossible before. I worked closely with the families while I learned more from my supervisors.
My name is Nancy. I’m a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and have been with Inizio for a little over 7 years now. I have a Master in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I am planning on taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam this year and hopefully become a BCBA.
I have been working with Inizio Interventions for nearly 6 years and currently serve as a Regional Clinical Director. I oversee the San Fernando Valley, which includes Northridge, Tarzana, Canoga Park, as well as parts of Burbank and Glendale. I began as a clinical supervisor where I trained behavior interventionists and mentored them to become certified registered behavior technicians (RBTs) to work with children ages 3 to 17 in both the home and school settings using applied behavior analytic (ABA) therapy.
I started at Inizio as a behavior therapist a little over 3 years ago in the Los Angeles, CA region. As a behavior therapist, I worked directly with children and families on behavior reduction and functional skill programs. I worked mostly in the home setting collecting data on programs, assisting parent training, and following protocols prescribed by the clinical supervisor.
The CalABA 37th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis poster presentation in Long Beach, CA. Cara Stearns Entz, MFT, BCBA and Sally Torrens, MFT, BCBA, in collaboration with Bill Shennum, PhD, presented Inizio’s research on Behavior Therapy Outcomes for Autistic Spectrum Disorder using the VB-MAPP Assessment. To view the conference poster, click here (link to poster).
The conference is of special interest to college and university faculty, researchers, administrators, and practitioners in behavior analysis, psychology, general and special education, rehabilitation, public health, behavioral medicine, speech and language, social work, business, and human services. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and family members of individuals with special needs are also encouraged to attend.
Inizio’s Early Intervention Center will deliver center-based Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) programs to children with a diagnosis of autism or related development disability. Our experienced team of 2-4 practitioners with comprehensive training and supervision will provide intensive, daily intervention to children from 18 months to elementary school-aged.
We are now accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact us at (818) 937-0882 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.