Saturday, October 25, 2008

CTC School
Celebrate the Children's founder and director, Monica G. Osgood, is an experienced behavioral consultant and therapist who specializes in teaching social skills to children with autism and other disorders in relating and communicating. Monica has been working with this population for eleven years. Her experience includes four years at a school for autism in North New Jersey. She began as a classroom behavioral assistant and was promoted to Home Program Coordinator and eventually Social Skills Coordinator.

The responsibilities with this position included the development and implementation, with very encouraging results, of the social skills program for the entire school. She conducted social skills groups at the school on a daily basis for children of all ages and various developmental levels.

In addition to running social skills groups, extensive work was also done transitioning special needs children into regular education settings. As a result of this work she has acquired an extensive range of materials and information on how to teach social skills to children with special educational needs. Currently, as a consultant to numerous school districts in New Jersey Monica's responsibilities involve curriculum and IEP development, teacher trainings, trouble shooting and the implementation of behavioral and social skills strategies for self-contained and mainstreamed students.

In September of 1998 she started a public school program in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey for pre-schoolers and elementary age children with autism. The program is based on her own philosophies in combination with DIR (Greenspan). The program consists of a pre-school classroom and partial and full inclusion for older children. The program has been very successful and currently there is a waiting list.

In conjunction with her work in the school systems, Monica also provides home programs and consultation for children with relating and communicating difficulties. This intervention includes social-emotional development, parent/sibling-child relationship support, self help skills, and academic support. In addition to therapy these positions include hiring and training staff and family members to work with the children; the implementation and monitoring of programs to be run with the children; staff management; and placement and support of the children into regular education settings.

Monica is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders(ICDL) and has had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder who have been very supportive of the Mt. Arlington program and other projects Monica has created. Monica has completed a DIR certification program as one of the first professionals ever to receive this formal certificate. In July 2001 Monica worked as one of twelve faculty members (including Drs. Greenspan and Wieder) providing a DIR certification workshop to professionals.

In November of 2001 she presented at the annual ICDL conference as a faculty member with Dr. Brazelton, and Dr. Greenspan, Additional accomplishments include many speaking engagements at conferences, regular consultations to school districts and conferences in Wales, and the supervision of annual DIR summer camps both in the USA and Wales. Most recently, Monica has appeared on Welsh Channel 4 and BBC1 sharing the DIR approach with British parents and professionals documentary style.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a treatment for autism that has been thoroughly researched and empirically validated by the scientific community, CARD develops individualized treatment plans. CARD was established in 1990 and has several offices throughout the world. With our network of trained supervisors and therapists, we can provide services to families throughout the world.

The CARD Treatment Program

Description of CARD Program

The CARD Program recommends that 1:1 behavioral therapy be administered initially in the home setting, and then generalized to other settings such as school. The techniques used in teaching are based on Applied Behavior Analytic practices such as Discrete Trial Teaching and the content of instruction covers a wide range of skill areas such as speech and language skills, gross and fine motor skills, academic skills, self-care, and most importantly, socialization skills.

The CARD early intervention plan typically consists of intensive treatment in which basic skills are taught in the first years and advanced social and language skills are taught in the final years. CARD treatment is typically allocated in the following manner, allowing variance depending on each child's particular symptoms and rapidity of learning.

Services Skills Taught
40 hours of 1:1 in-home behavioral intervention. Simple compliance, self-help, motor imitation, receptive and expressive object and action labeling, simple requests, and basic toy manipulation.
5-10 hours of preschool with a CARD shadow targeting social skills, and 30-35 hours of 1:1 in-home behavioral intervention. Complex skills including imaginary play, describing and complex language, emotion recognition, and basic cause and effect, with an emphasis on generalization.
15 hours of general-education Kindergarten with a CARD shadow, targeting attention, classroom behavior, academics, and social development, and 20 hours of 1:1 in-home behavioral intervention. Abstract skills such as abstract reasoning, senses, observational learning, and social skills are targeted.
30 hours of attendance in general education First Grade, and 10-15 hours of in-home therapy. The final treatment year should focus entirely on social skills and academic achievement in first grade. Typically, theory of mind and executive functioning skills, understanding cause and effect relationships, and comprehending social cues are the primary focus. In addition, parent and teacher training is completed so that treatment gains may be maintained after therapy is terminated.

U.S. Locations:

Garden Grove, CA - Go

12399 Lewis Street, Suite 202

Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: (714) 750-0575

Fax: (714) 750-0160

Hank Moore, M.A., Regional Director


Rochester, New York - Go

6 N. Main Street, Suite 110

Fairport, New York, 14450

Phone: (585) 377-6590

Fax: (585) 377-6605

Denise Rhine, Managing Supervisor


San Diego, CA - Go

7297 Ronson Road, Suite H

San Diego, CA 92111

Phone: (858) 278-6603

Fax: (858) 278-660

Theresa Bruhn-Contreras, Managing Supervisor


San Juan Capistrano, CA - Go

27127 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1921

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone: (949) 661-6753

Fax: (949) 661-6853

Jason Garner, Regional Director


San Jose, CA - Go

940 Saratoga Ave., Suite 105

San Jose, CA 95129

Phone: (408) 423-8076

Fax: (408) 423-8077

Se Mi Lee, Office Manager

Bakersfield, CA - Go

513 W. Columbus St. Suite A

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone: (661) 321-9700

Fax: (661) 321-9750

Hank Moore & Vince Redmond,

Regional Directors


Austin, CA - Go

3001 Bee Cave Road Suite 150

Austin, TX 78746

Phone: (866) 833-3898

Fax: (512) 330-9505

Erica Strange , Clinical Supervisor


Torrance, CA - Go

21253 B. Hawthorne Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: (310) 944-9809

Fax: (310) 944-9810

Vince Redmond , Regional Director


Springfield, VA - Go

6315 Backlick Road Suite 302

Springfield, VA 22150

Phone: (703) 229-0202

Fax: (703) 569-0321

Mary Ann Cassell, Managing Supervisor


Larchmont , NY - Go

1890 Palmer Avenue, Suite 404

Larchmont, NY 10538

Phone: (914) 833-1303

Fax: (914) 833-1805

Denise Rhine, Managing Supervisor


Temecula, CA - Go

28991 Old Town Front St. #208

Temecula, CA 92590

Phone: (858) 278-6603

Fax: (858) 278-6603

Theresa Bruhn-Contreras, Managing Supervisor


Sacramento, CA - Go

2945 Ramco St. Suite 220

West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone: (916) 374-0800

Fax: (916) 374-0808

Sarah Cho, CARD Case Supervisor


Phoenix, AZ - Go

1620 N. 48th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Phone: (602) 325-2485

Fax: (602 225-2485

Sarah Niehoff, Managing Supervisor


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

League School of Greater Boston

League School of Greater Boston

For more than 40 years, the League School of Greater Boston has been a leading educator of children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. As one of the first schools to specialize in teaching children with autism, League’s approach is built on innovation as well as established programs that have proven to help students reach their greatest potential.

Our year-round, private educational program offers a full range of social, academic, behavioral and community-life-skills curricula to meet the individual strengths and needs of our diverse population. Our team approach allows for both a comprehensive and tailored program, building on the expertise of each staff member and the potential of each student.

Students, from ages 3 – 22, work on and build academic, vocational and social skills in our specially designed educational facility. In addition to reading, math, science and social studies, they have a full array of services: social pragmatics, communication, sensory integration, occupational therapy and behavior therapy. Programs also include art, music and physical education classes.

In tandem with our strong academic environment we create a student-centered atmosphere to help our students develop a sense of community – and friendships – within the comfort of the school. During Club Times, students participate in extracurricular activities such as chorus, cooperative board games, science and nature activities, and karaoke singing. Our student council schedules many fun activities throughout the year, including Crazy Hat Day, Hawaiian Day and Red Sox Pride Day. And families have the opportunity to participate in celebrating their children’s accomplishments at concerts, talent shows and family days.

At the League School, we see each student as an individual. We see our students as children first and then as children with a disability. Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong disability and we therefore seek to provide each child with the skill sets they need to achieve their greatest potential while at school and later in their community.

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. for Autism, Inc.

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. for Autism, Inc.
  • 77 Dylan Road
  • Brattleboro, VT 05301

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. for Autism, Inc., an Integrated School Program for Independence, Relationships, and Entrepreneurship, is a non-profit, educational institution servicing the needs of adolescents and young adults through age 22, whose primary diagnosis is Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Founded in 2007 by a group of concerned parents, award-winning teachers, and committed community philanthropists, I.N.S.P.I.R.E. has been designed to increase community-based opportunities for economic, social and physical independence for individuals with Autism while creating a warm, supportive, family-oriented environment in which students, families and teachers can learn and work together. Our school is located in Brattleboro, Vermont, a rural, artistic community within close proximity to Western Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Our classrooms are based on a scenic, 130-acre site, the Delta Campus,, which is powered by self-sustaining energy sources, not the least of which is the commitment of the individuals who live and work here. Students of I.N.S.P.I.R.E. will benefit from the school’s collaboration with community-based social and business partnerships. We are guided by our Mission, Vision, and Values.

The Joshua School

The Joshua School

  • 2900 S University Blvd.
  • Denver, CO 80210
  • (720) 252-5600
  • Send email

The Joshua School is a private, non-profit school and resource center for individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or other special needs, and their families. We are committed to building a community that offers the highest level of care and individual instruction for students, the most comprehensive array of services, and the strongest level of outreach and education regarding autism spectrum disorders (ASD) for the greater Colorado community.

Located in Denver, Colorado, The Joshua School serves children 5 to 18 years of age. Our highly dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable faculty have years of expertise in the fields of autism, education, special needs, OT, Speech, and others. We strive for balance in our approach, understanding that each student is unique and complex with varied interests, talents, and challenges. By taking the time to know our students, we build bonds with them and their families. In this structured, challenging, and encouraging environment, students discover themselves and the world around them.

Colorado Institute of Autism

Colorado Institute of Autism PO Box 50254 Colorado Springs, CO 80949 (719) 593-7334

Monday, October 20, 2008

Helping Children with Autism: The Mariposa School

The Mariposa School for Children with Autism

  • 203 Gregson Drive
  • Cary, NC 27511
  • (919) 461-0600
  • Send email
Learn about a special school helping children with Autism. The Mariposa School is a non-profit organization created specifically to offer children with autism year round, one-on-one instruction using innovative teaching techniques. Based in central North Carolina, the school has attracted international attention for its progressive teaching curriculum. Families from across the region and country have relocated so their children can attend the school a testament to the effectiveness of its teaching methodology and commitment to helping these students succeed. The educational program is tailored to fit his or her individual needs so that the student may realize his/her maximum potential.

Private School for Children with Autism - Pros and Cons

"If you have a child with autism, you have probably considered the possibility of a private school. Private schools for children with autism can be terrific options. They offer strong therapeutic interventions that are tailored specifically for kids with special needs and avoid the many possible pitfalls of the public school system. Many kids with autism thrive in private settings, and many go on to careers or higher education."

Read this entire article at About:Autism.

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Valley Achievement Center

Valley Achievement Center

  • 7300 Ming Avenue
  • Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • (661) 834-8670
  • (661) 834-8672 (Fax)
  • Send email
Valley Achievement Center is the only non-profit facility in Kern County that serves children with autism.

Valley Achievement Center was founded in 1998 by three mothers from Kern County who were desperate for very intensive and specialized intervention programs. These early intervention programs are highly recommended by experts in the field of autism. No such programs were available here, so we realized we were going to have to bring this method of instruction to Kern County. We started out with one student and, almost 10 years later, we now have two schools that serve over 80 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

Today our non-profit, non-public school is recognized by the California State Department of Education as one of the very best schools serving children with autism.

Tobinworld, Brill School of Autism

Tobinworld, Brill School of Autism
  • 920 E Broadway
  • Glendale, CA 91205
  • (818) 247-7474
  • (818)247-6516 (Fax)
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Tobinworld II
  • 8256 Brentwood Blvd.
  • Brentwood, CA 94513
  • (925) 516-4245
  • (925) 516-8956 (Fax)

Tobinworld is a non-profit school for children and young adults with behavior problems. Typically students have been classified as severely emotionally disabled, autistic or developmentally disabled. Often their problems are so severe that it has been difficult or impossible for them to be accepted by, or successfully educated in, regular public school programs. Tobinworld's policy is to accept students between the ages of five through 22 years of age without regard to race, sex, religion, I.Q., grade level or national origin.

Tobinworld seeks to impart to each student the skills and behaviors he or she needs in order to live as happy, normal and productive a life as possible. The program philosophy integrates special education with behavioral psychology and carries out an individual behavior and academic program for each student. Medication is not used at Tobinworld for behavior problems. Instead, we address behavior problems with a consistent behavioral and educational program. Whenever feasible, our goal is to return the student to public school or to a competitive or sheltered work opportunity.

Tobinworld is certified by the California Department of Education and operates from two locations.

STARS School (Behavior Analysts, Inc. )

S.T.A.R.S. School
  • Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • 1941 Oak Park Boulevard, Ste. 30
  • Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  • (925) 210-9374
  • (707) 455-0954 (Fax)
  • Send email

Behavior Analysts, Inc. provides educational services for children with developmental disabilities in northern California. Many of our services are provided to children with autism or those with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD); however, children with other language and developmental delays also benefit greatly from our methodology.

We provide educational services with instruction in the development of language skills and other skills necessary for students to benefit from instruction and acquire new skills without the continued need for intensive instruction. In addition, Behavior Analysts, Inc., seeks to assure that coordinated and intense efforts are made to teach students language and other skills that are necessary to effectively interact with others, as well as learn from their everyday experiences.

Spectrum Center Schools

Spectrum Center Schools

  • 16360 San Pablo Ave
  • San Pablo, California 94806
  • (510) 741-5440
  • (510 )741-2775 (Fax)
  • Send e-mail

Spectrum Center Schools are nonpublic schools that serve students for whom public schools have no appropriate programs.

For more than 30 years, Spectrum has helped severely challenged students build upon their strengths and develop the skills they need to maximize their independence and reach their highest potential.

Explore this section to learn more about our approach, our history, and our mission.

For more information about Spectrum, or to discuss a referral to our program, contact us.

Pyramid Autism Center

Pyramid Autism Center
  • 2830 N Glassell
  • Orange CA 92865
  • (714) 637-1292
  • (714) 637-4027 (Fax)
  • (888) 554-5554 (Toll-Free)
The first job for the teachers here at PAC is to determine a reward that the child will work toward. Secondly, we need to establish the means by which the student can communicate his or her wants and needs - we use PECS. PECS facilitates functional communication between the student and the teacher, his or her peers, and family members. Once the student's reward and the method of communication have been identified then effective learning can take place.

PACE: Pacific Autism Center for Education

PACE: Pacific Autism Center for Education
  • 572 Dunholme Way
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • (408) 245-3408
  • (408) 245-3449 (Fax)
  • Send email
PACE provides high quality programs for individuals with Autism and associated developmental disabilities living in the San Francisco Bay Area. PACE programs are globally recognized as leading models for the treatment of Autism. StatCounter - Free Web Tracker and Counter

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Autism Schools Map Project

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Scott Center for Autism Treatment

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment:

  • School of Psychology
  • 150 W. University Blvd.
  • Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Phone: (321) 674-7103
  • Fax: (321) 674-7105
  • E-mail:

The Autism Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida.

The Center will provide:

  • empirically supported behavioral and allied health care diagnoses, assessments and treatments for children and their families
  • intensive training and supervision in treatment for autism and related disabilities to students enrolled in the Florida Tech Applied
  • Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s program and to other professionals and paraprofessionals who will be working with this population
  • an ongoing program of research directed toward improving clinical and behavioral outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developing technological treatments and teaching aides for this population.

The Community School

The Community School


The Community School is designed for students in junior high and high school (ages 12-18 years old) who have had difficulty keeping pace in traditional academic settings, and who need more emphasis on social-emotional development, communication and relationship skills, and contextual, experiential learning. This program offers a nurturing and highly interactive learning environment built around experiences of strong personal interest. We are accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, enabling students who are ready to work towards a high school diploma to do so.

The Community School is one of several schools in the country to address the needs of students using Stanley Greenspan's DIR Model. This model asserts that social-emotional development provides an essential foundation for complex logical, higher order thinking. Other private schools in the Atlanta metropolitan area focus their programs primarily on specific learning disabilities; this school also provides an explicit, intensive focus on emotional development within a small, well-supported community.

We visualize a world in which the social-emotional foundations of learning are recognized as the essential part of any education program. We also visualize a world in which all students with learning and developmental challenges are served in schools that give them opportunities to strengthen their self-awareness, emotional flexibility, and relationship-building abilities as a primary means to social and cognitive success.

In the News: The New York Times on The Community School : Reaching an Autistic Teenager

"What makes the Community School unusual is not its student body — plenty of schools around the country enroll teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder. But, like about only two dozen schools in the country, it employs a relatively new, creative and highly interactive teaching method known as D.I.R./Floortime, which is producing striking results among T.C.S.’s student body. (D.I.R. stands for developmental, individual differences, relationship-based approach.) The method is derived from the work of Stanley Greenspan, a child psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry, behavioral science and pediatrics at George Washington University, and his colleague Dr. Serena Wieder. D.I.R./Floortime can be effective with all kinds of children, whether they have developmental challenges or not. As applied by T.C.S., it is an approach that encourages students to develop their strengths and interests by working closely with one another and with their teachers. The goal for students is neurological progress through real-world engagement."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Alpine Autism Center

Alpine Autism Center

Autism Education Action Group
7875 Deer Hill Grove
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 - 5:00

Contact person:
Fiona Terry
Office Administrator




Alpine Autism Center opened its doors in October of 2005. Currently, we are the only treatment facility in the Pikes Peak Region for children diagnosed with Autism. We are a private, non-profit state-of-the-art treatment facility providing data-driven, evidence-based, individualized, one-to-one therapy utilizing the principles of ABA .

All training and therapy are provided or supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Our therapists specialize in ABA , Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, Verbal Behavior, and small and large group direct instruction.

We work on all areas of development based on the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), including academic, language, motor, behavior, daily living and social skills. Staff is highly qualified with backgrounds ranging from early childhood, special education and psychology and all have a passion for helping children with Autism as well as understanding and applying behavioral principles.

Alpine Autism Center also provides consultation services, monthly membership and parent meetings, as well ongoing support and training to families, teachers, therapists and schools in the community.

Morgan Autism Center

Morgan Autism Center
  • 2280 Kenwood Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95128
  • (408) 241-8161
  • (408) 241-8231 (Fax)

Land Park Academy

Land Park Academy
  • 6400 Freeport Boulevard
  • Sacramento, CA 95822
  • (916) 427-2273

The Kendall School

The Kendall School

Modesto (corporate)
1115 14th St.
Modesto, CA 95354
tel: 209.572.2589
fax: 209.572.1461



2775 Cottage Way,
Suite 8
Sacramento, CA 95825
Tel: 916.489.1376
fax: 916.489.1386

475 Darlene Lane
Suite 10
tel: 209.832.7756
fax: 209.832.7942

Elk Grove
9115 Fruitridge Rd.
Sacramento, CA
Phone 916-383-1105
Fax 916-383-1140

We provide intensive behavioral and language based therapies for children diagnosed with Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. We are committed to helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder reach their potential.

We strive to give children the basic learning repertoires that all children need.

We are especially skilled in helping young children with the potential to achieve independent functioning in a general education setting achieve that goal.

Treatment averages 20 - 40 hours of direct intervention per week to reflect the individual child's needs and current research findings (e.g., Lovaas, 1987, Howard, Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005, Sallows & Graupner, 2006). Structured peer interactions are usually part of every child's program by the end of the first year of treatment. Children who learn in small group educational settings are "shadowed" by an Instructional Assistant into play groups, preschool, kindergarten, or first grade to help maximize progress in these challenging environments.

Treatment intensity reflect evidence-based practice as well as the fact that children with developmental delays must learn at a faster-than-normal rate if they are to begin to catch up to their typically developing same age peers. To reach this goal the children with delays must achieve more than one month's growth for every month spent in treatment.

Early intensive intervention programs based in the child's home are available throughout the California Central Valley from Sacramento to Merced. The Kendall Schools in Modesto, Tracy, and Elk Grove provide intensive center-based intervention.

Genesis Behavior Center

Genesis Behavior Center
  • 528 14th Street
  • Modesto, CA 95354
  • -and-
  • 1400 Coleman Avenue, Suite D14R
  • Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • (877) 828-8476
  • Send email

Genesis Behavior Center was founded in response to the continuing need for effective, research-based services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The founders of Genesis Behavior Center are committed to providing the highest quality of behavior intervention for children and families living with autism. Intervention is based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and utilizes technology based on the research of Lovaas, Sundberg & Partington, and others.

Primary methods used are Discrete Trails Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Verbal Behavior procedures, and functional analysis of behaviors. Each child's current functioning level is assessed and an individualized program developed to meet his/her needs in the areas of functional communication, social skills, self-help skills, pre-academic skills, and maladaptive behaviors. Services are available in home and at public or private school sites. The mission of Genesis Behavior Center is to give each child and family the tools needed for independence and success in daily life, in the least restrictive environment possible.

LaTierra Preschool

LaTierra Preschool
  • 24150 Lindley Mission
  • Viejo, CA (
  • 949) 707-5276

Crescent Academy

Crescent Academy

  • 17300 E. 17th Street, Suite J-369
  • Tustin, CA 92780
  • (714) 731-1690 (800)
  • 783-8279 (Fax)
  • Send email

Early Education Center for Autism

Early Education Center for Autism
  • 6046 Cornerstone Ct. W, Ste. 157
  • San Diego, CA 92121
  • (858) 678-8686
  • (858) 678-8687 (Fax)
The Education Center for Autism, Inc. (EECA), specializes in teaching young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our teaching procedures are closely modeled after the discrete trial method pioneered by O. Ivar Lovass, Ph.D., reknown pioneer in the field of Autism research. Our center provides educational programs that emphasize the development of academic abilities, social-communication skills, motor skills & self-help skills. We specialize in providing programs for ages birth to 14 years of age. We at EECA are deeply committed to providing every child with the highest quality early intervention services that will meet each child’s unique needs. EECA currently services the areas of San Diego County and the Inland Empire areas of Temecula and Murrieta.

California Avenue Preschool

California Avenue Preschool
  • 215 W California Avenue
  • Vista, CA 92083
  • (760) 630-4870
  • (760) 630-4591 (Fax)

The Bay School

The Bay School
  • 5400 Soquel Avenue, Ste. F
  • Santa Cruz CA 95062
  • (831)460-9620
  • Send email
Founded in 1998, The Bay School's mission is to provide scientifically-based educational services and to contribute to research that serves children with autism. The year-round school educates students between the ages of three and twenty-one regardless of their race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender or religion.

The Bay School Offers ...
  • An educational program that utilizes systematic instruction based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Support and instruction in home management skills for families of enrolled students.
  • Access and participation for students in public school inclusion and community programs.
  • Opportunities for research in areas of education and intervention for students with autism.

Applied Behavior Consultants

Applied Behavior Consultants
  • 4540 Harlin Drive
  • Sacramento CA 95826
  • (916)364-7800
  • (916)364-7888 (Fax)
  • Email

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To provide cutting edge applied behavior analysis services with compassion for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities to enhance the quality of their life. For elaboration on our mission, click here (Adobe .PDF)

ABC's History

ABC was founded in 1987 by Joseph E. Morrow, Ph.D., and Brenda J. Terzich, M.A., to provide Applied Behavior Analysis services for persons with special needs. We began by providing in-home behavioral services to the developmental disabled population throughout Northern, Central, and Southern California. This included group parent training and behavior consultation to Community Care Facilities. We have provided behavioral services for over 3000 clients. Along with the continuation of these services, ABC opened its first classroom for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in 1994. Currently, we provide services for 8 Regional Centers, over 50 School Districts and 30 Community Care Facilities. Present Autism services include over 300 intensive behavioral treatment in-home programs and about 125 students in our four schools.

The Abrite Organization

The Abrite Organization

  • PO Box 7890
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95061
  • (831) 227-6536
  • (831) 480-1850 (fax)
  • Send e-mail
The ABRITE Organization is devoted to improving the lives of young learners with the use of early intensive intervention based on the principles of behavior analysis. ABRITE views each child as an individual and develops an educational curriculum that addresses the learner's unique strengths while remedying deficits. This goal is achieved solely with the use of empirically supported methodologies as we believe further development and dissemination of validated practices will be the way by which families and science can unite to improve the lives of children with autism and developmental delays.

Chrysalis Academy

Chrysalis Academy
  • PO Box 51521
  • Phoenix AZ 85076-1521
  • (602)743-5000