Autism Outreach Services

Autism Outreach Services2018-11-28T10:19:23+00:00

Individualized in-home services to promote independence and enhance quality of life

Berkshire County Arc’s Autism Outreach Services Program offers insurance reimbursed in-home services for children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The AOS Program utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the delivery of services. ABA is the science of behavior change. Research indicates ABA is the most effective way to increase skill acquisition and promote learning.

The SKILLS Assessment tool SKILLS for Professionals® provides BCBAs and other professionals with everything they need to design and manage customized treatment plans for children with ASD.

Why AOS?

In parternship with families, Berkshire County Arc’s Autism Outreach Services provide clinical supports for children and adults diagnosed with ASD. The program works to increase skills, promote independence, and enhance quality of life.  Our team of experienced clinicians with diverse expertise in the fields of ABA and ASD are dedicated to the progress and growth of each client we serve.

Treatment and Assessment

Our services include assessments, treatment planning, consultation, and trainings.

Assessment
• SKILLS Assessment
• Functional Behavior Assessment
• Leisure and Play
• Individual Preference and Reinforcement Assessments

Treatment Planning
• Functional Communication Training
• The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
• Social Skills Training
• Establishing Schedules and Routines
• Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)
• Behavior Intervention Plans

Personnel Certifications

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst
The BCBA oversees assessments, treatment plans, trainings, and supervisions of the RBTs.

Behavior Technicians and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)
The Behavior Technician is responsible for implementing the treatment plan and recording data under the supervision of the BCBA.

Kimberley Wendling, BCBA
Kimberley Wendling, BCBADirector of Autism Outreach Services
Kim Wendling is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Director of Autism Outreach Services at Berkshire County Arc. In this role she oversees in-home and community based ABA services including caregiver training, assessments, functional behavior assessments, development of treatment plans and supervision of behavior technicians and registered behavior technicians (RBTs). She works directly with individuals and staff on the implementation of behavior plans and collecting data.

She is a licensed speech and language assistant. In this role she worked for many years in public schools providing services for preschool, elementary, middle and high school students with a diagnosed speech and/or language deficit.

Throughout her career she has worked with many age levels from preschool through adulthood. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning differences.

Kim’s interest in Applied Behavior Analysis include a focus on measurable, quality of life outcomes, comprehensive and objective assessment, as well as understanding the social significance of a client’s behavior. Her goal is to promote independence and firmly establish meaningful social experiences.

Contact Us
2 South Street, Suite 370
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-464-8000 EXT 19

Payment
We accept most major insurance plans

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