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Family Support Services

We offer behavioral support and training funded by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The program provides mobile behavioral support to individuals experiencing behavioral challenges and their families.

  • Service Provision
    • Consultants provide in-home assessment and training
    • Development of crisis intervention plan and follow-up home visits to ensure effectiveness
  • Service Eligibility Requirements
    • Individuals diagnosed with a developmental disability (including autism) who are OPWDD eligible or meet criteria at time of assessment/service
    • Individuals who are residing alone or with family
    • Individuals must reside in Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Columbia, or Greene County

Professional Development/Workshops

We offer workshops for families, therapists and professionals and can be tailored to suit any audience. Custom designed trainings can be created to meet the unique needs of school districts, community agencies or other groups. We provide workshop trainings covering topics such as:

  • Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
    • Overview of autism, high-functioning autism, and Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Practical supports and strategies
    • ASD across the lifespan
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Understanding Challenging Behaviors
    • Overview of ABA
    • Behavioral assessment and behavioral functions
    • Behavior planning and prevention
  • Creating a Classroom Environment
    • Designing learning environments for individuals with ASD
    • Core components of an effective classroom that maximizes learning
  • Developing and Implementing Effective Reinforcement Systems
    • Overview and assessment of reinforcement
    • Reinforcing on an individual and group basis
  • Designing Effective Instructional and Support Strategies
    • Applying instructional strategies for individuals with ASD
    • Strategies to promote independence
    • Working as a team

It’s just such rewarding work, and it’s so vital, so needed.

Betty Kirchhoff

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

MISSION
Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

VISION
Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader

 

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