April/May 2017

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In this issue of the April/May 2017 newsletter, BACA looks forward to sharing lots of news, tips and updates with you from the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism.

Interested in  taking a tour of one of our locations? Connect with our   Family Coordinator, Colin Clayton! 
He will be happy to schedule a tour for you at any of our four locations. 

BACA offers free parent/professional trainings that are available to anyone that has or works with an individual with special needs.  We encourage you to join us!

"Get Involved!"
Wednesday, April 12th, 6-8 pm, BACA Prep (9929 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46038)
Get Involved! Come hear from staff from Best Buddies Indiana, Special Olympics Indiana and the Monon Community Center as they highlight opportunities for your child to get involved this year! (BACA Charities sponsors several of the Monon Center's adaptive programs, so you will learn more about these programs in detail.)

"The History of BACA"
Monday, April 17th, 6-7 pm, BACA Hart (30380 County Road 6, Elkhart, IN 46514)
Monday, April 24th, 6-7 pm, BACA Prep (9929 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46038)
Devon Sundberg, BACA's Co-Founder and Administrative Director, will be giving a presentation on the history of BACA. Topics of discussion will include BACA's story, values, mission, vision and how it can benefit your child. 

BACA is currently hiring for the below positions:

Speech Pathologists: Full and part time at our Fishers and Zionsville, IN locations
Behavior Technicians: Full and part time at all four of our locations; 2 locations in Fishers, one in Zionsville and one in Elkhart, IN

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Operations Support Manager, Amy Williamson.

BACA's Summer Social Skills Program: This program is geared toward clients that need minimal supports but could benefit from extra help with social skills. 
The program is $350/week out of pocket and is led by a trained Behavior Technician and overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Date options range from June 12-August 4. 
Contact Operations Support Manager, Amy Williamson, for more information and to register your child.

BACA's Summer Program: For this program, we're seeking neurotypical peers to participate with our current BACA Prep (Fishers) clients. The peer models will participate during structured activities for approximately 4 hours per day with BACA clients. Activities include art, gym, recess and social skills training. Peers are used to model appropriate social skills such as taking turns during a game, conversation skills and initiating appropriate play interactions. For the remaining time, the peer models will engage in age appropriate activities with others in the program. 

The summer program will meet Monday - Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on a weekly basis with date options ranging from May 30-August 4. 

Contact  Operations Support Manager, Amy Williamson, for more information on pricing and to register your child.

Our Elkhart, IN, location, BACA Hart, will have availability for its Sprouts program Fall 2017! 
Connect with BACA Hart's Clinical Director, Tracy Harrison, for more information. 

BACA's Sprouts is for neurotypical learners and clients in need of priming for a regular preschool environment. The programming is research based and state of the art. Sprouts is flexible in regard to the needs of the clients and allows opportunity to rehearse targeted skills throughout the day. The program is supervised by nationally known Ph. D's with an eye on developmental milestones. The goal is to prepare clients for the natural classroom environment through social play activities, academic work and group lessons. The program allows neurotypical peers to strengthen skills in acceptance, tolerance and understanding of differences. 

Funds will benefit BACA Charities. Please follow this link to view upcoming free events that BACA Charities is sponsoring!