Expanding Services Beyond Traditional Education Supports

Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 has recently expanded services beyond the traditional focus of supporting school districts to providing family-based services following more of a private practice, insurance-funded model under the umbrella of "Specialized Services at IU13."

Their programs now include: 1) "Autism Solutions," providing diagnostic evaluations and therapy for children on the autism spectrum; 2) "Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)," allowing parents of young children the opportunity for live coaching via a one-way mirror and blue tooth technology; and 3) in-home behavioral consultation by a board-certified behavior analyst. The present workshop will review insights and the steps they took to create these innovative programs.

About the Presenter:
Carolyn Bruey, Psy.D., BCBA, is a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst with more than 35 years of experience working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, and provider agencies. She is currently the Program Supervisor of Autism Solutions, a family-focused service provider that provides a variety of psychological services specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as IU13’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program.