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SOCIAL SKILLS SUMMER GROUP  
Comes to Granada Hills

This summer Inizio Interventions has been holding a social skills group for children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that is enjoyed by our staff and the children who attend. The children work on fun activities that focus on fine motor, gross motor, and social skills. These activities include songs, arts and crafts, board games and more.

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SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP ARRIVES  
at Inizio!

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.

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AUTISM  
and Symptoms Of Autism

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.

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STEPHANIE’S DAY
June 8, 10am-2pm, Burbank

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.

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THE PEERS PROGRAM  
at Inizio

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

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Eidora Tomeh BA  
Recruiter

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.

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Nancy Perez Aceituno MA/ RBT  
Behavior Therapist

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.

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Bipon Sandhu MA / BCBA  
Regional Clinical Director

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.

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Erica Lau MS / BCBA  
Regional Clinical Director

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.

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CALABA 37TH ANNUAL
CONFERENCE February 13, 2019

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.

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EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Coming Soon

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 clinic@iniziointerventions.com for additional information.