This is Julian and his Dad. He and his mother were around when FEAT-FMC was created. Julian is begining to use
verbal skills in his communication. This is a Christmas 2007 picture.




http://know-the-ada.com/t5/disabilities-guide-to-autism.html (place in browser and click search)

www.wrightslaw.com - Know your rights
www.ABCreal.com - ABC school in Sacramento
www.bridgesbls.com - Behavioral Language Systems
www.landparkacademy.com - Non-public school
www.tacautism.com - Teaching Autistic Children Inc.
www.tpathways.org - Theraputic Pathways
www.behavioraleducation.com - BECA
www.bia4autism.org - Behavioral Intervention Association
www.aintmisbehavin.com - BETA
www.behavioranalysts.com - Behavior Analysts, Inc.
www.CenterForAutism.com - CARD
www.FACESforkids.org - FACES
www.SpectrumCenter.org - Spectrum Center
www.lovaas.com - LIFE
www.cvrc.org - Central Valley Regional Center
www.difflearn.com - Different Roads to Learning
www.autism-society.org - Autism Society of America
www.autism-resources.com - Autism Resources
www.autism.org - Center for the Study of Autism
www.naar.org - National Alliance for Autism Research
www.autismeducation.net - Autism Education Network
www.cureautismnow.org - CAN

Applied Behavior Consultants (ABC)
4540 Harlin Drive (corner of Jackson Road)
Sacramento, CA 95826
(between S. Watt Avenue and Bradshaw Road)
(916) 364-7800 or (800) 435-9888
(916) 364-7888 fax www.ABCreal.com

Clinical Administrator: Phyllis Williamson, Ph.D.
Day school and In-home (ABA) for children with autism. ABC school provides a 25.5 to 30 hour weekly program on site, utilizing 8 classrooms and serving students from ages 2 to 15 years. ABC also provides in-home ABA programs ranging from 15 to 40 hours per week, which include tutor training and supervision and weekly team meetings. ABC’s concentration is on communication, including use of ABA techniques to teach verbal imitation, PECS, and some sign language.


Behavioral Education for Children with Autism (BECA)
Sacramento, CA
(916) 419-4427 phone & fax

BECA is an educational agency that provides early, intensive, behavioral education for children with ASD. BECA uses a team approach to programming and strives to help children acquire developmentally appropriate skills with comprehensive, individualized programs. Consultants are trained in a variety of methodologies and are able to create a program that meets your child’s specific needs. Consultants carry limited caseloads so each family is assured personalized attention.


Behavioral Education Services and Training (BEST Consulting)
2530 J Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 448-2050; (916) 448-6050 fax

Jaclyn Shandy-Pinto, Clinical Supervisor
Sergio Pinto, Clinical Administrator

BEST Consulting offers early and intensive behaviorally based programs designed for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. BEST is a collaborative agency and incorporates other methodologies such as PECS, Reading & Writing, Relational Development Intervention, and Pivotal Response Training. BEST also offers functional assessments, ABA parent training course, functional adaptive skills training, classroom consultation services, and workshop training.


Bridges Behavioral Language Systems
6385 Auburn Blvd., Suite A
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-1270; (916) 725-1205 fax

Audrey Gifford, M.Ed. BCBA, Pres. and Program Dir.

Bridges provides high outcome, discrete trial, applied behavior analysis language programs of 20-40 hours per week for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Bridges’ programs are individually tailored to fit the needs of the child, and aim for the eventual reintegration of the child into the regular education setting whenever possible. Bridges concentrates on teaching auditory language with a Skinnerian language function and early generalization approach.


Central Valley Autism Project, Inc. (CVAP)
1524 McHenry Avenue, Suite 560
Modesto, CA 95350-4500
(209) 521-4791; (209) 521-4794 fax

Mila Amerine-Dickens, Executive Director
Kym Cassaretto, Clinical Director

CVAP is a research replication site of Dr. Lovaas (1987).
The intervention curriculum includes all areas of development and particularly focuses on language and cognitive development, socialization and play skills, social language, self-help, reduction of inappropriate behaviors, and generalization.


Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE)
2701 Cottage Way, Suite 7
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 979-9398; (916) 979-9399 fax

Caprice Schweiger, Director

The Lovaas Clinic in Sacramento provides services for children with autism, including tutors, senior therapist, and Lovaas consultant. The intervention curriculum includes all areas of development and particularly focuses on language and cognitive development, socialization and play skills, social language, self-help, reduction of inappropriate behaviors, and generalization of skills.


Land Park Academy
6400 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento CA 95822
Jenise Shin-Lee, Director
(916) 427-2273 x 101 Fax (916) 427-1071

Land Park provides intensive educational services for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Land Park is a non-public school for children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-16 years. After an extensive assessment, an intensive, comprehensive and individualized educational program is developed to meet each child’s needs. The educational program has a strong behavioral basis while addressing each individual in a humanistic manner across the areas of physical needs, relational/social-emotional skills, formal communication, pre-requisite and advanced learning skills. Land Park also has an after school/weekend social recreation program for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Please call for a tour of the program/facility.


Teaching Autistic Children, Inc. (TAC)

Citrus Heights Office:
5959 Greenback Lane, Suite 250
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 729-3098; (916) 729-3006 fax
(888 512-2695 toll free

Grass Valley Office
944 McCourtney Road, Suite G
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-1594


Will Brandon, Executive Director (ext. 100)
Barb Brown, Chief Operations Officer (ext. 142)
Betty Ford, Director of Human Resources (ext. 101)
Elizabeth Costello, Dir. of Client Services (ext. 141)

TAC provides early intervention and education programs targeted to helping children enter school on schedule and in the least restrictive placement. TAC uses a behavior modification based approach with children 2½ to 12 years of age with autism, PDD, or Aspergers Syndrome. A discrete trial format is used, but program specifics are determined by the individual needs of the child.


Therapeutic Pathways
1115 14th Street, Suite B
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 572-2589; (209) 572-1461 fax

2775 Cottage Way, Suite 8
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 489-1376; (916) 489-1386 fax

Directors: Coleen Sparkman, M.A.
Jane Howard, Ph.D.
Sacramento Site Supervisor: Brigitte Elder, M.A.

Therapeutic Pathways provides intensive in-home behavioral and language-based therapies for children diagnosed with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. In-home programs begin between the ages of 12 months and 4 years of age. Treatment begins in the child’s home and is extended into community and school settings as soon as possible. Treatment averages 25-40 hours of direct intervention per week and reflects the child’s age and need.


Autism Partnership
200 Marina Drive, Suite B
Seal Beach, CA 90740-6057
(562) 431-9293; (562) 431-8386 fax

Drs. Ron Leaf and John McEachin, Founders
Behavioral/Educational Consultation.


Behavioral Education for Children with Autism (BECA)
21250 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 500
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 545-1237

BECA is an educational agency specializing in providing early, intensive, behavioral education services for children diagnosed with ASD. Our teaching approach utilizes ABA principles, and is modeled after the discrete-trial method pioneered by Dr. Lovaas, Ph.D.


Behavioral Intervention Association (BIA)
2354 Powell Street, Suite B
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 652-7445; (510) 652-9288 fax

Home and community based intensive (20-30 hours per week) early intervention programs. A combined skill based approach is applied. The curriculum is individualized.
Video: Embracing Play (shows parents demonstrating various techniques that are useful in getting their child’s attention, teaching their child, and keeping their child motivated).


B*E*T*A: Behavior Education Training Associates
3848 Judah Street, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 564-7830 or (800) 368-2382
(415) 753-5695 fax

Unique individualized services assisting people towards fullest inclusion in all areas of life. We provide Applied Behavior Analysis services for individuals of any age. We have special expertise working with children and adults diagnosed as autistic, developmentally disabled, and emotionally disturbed. We offer positive functional behavioral assessments, individual positive behavioral programs and supports, parent and professional training. One main focus of B*E*T*A’s is facilitating successful inclusion in school, work, and community environments.


Behavior Analysts, Inc.
STARS School
1941 Oak Park Blvd., Suite 30
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 210-9374; (707) 455-0954 fax

James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA, Director
Mary Ann Powers, Ph.D., BCBA, Director
Cathy Santopadre, Coordinator of Client Services

Provides a range of services using the science of behavior analysis as well as the analysis of verbal behavior, including analysis, consultation, training workshops, and classrooms. Approach focuses on the development of language and other critical learning skills with an emphasis on teaching within the natural environment as well as structured learning.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)
23300 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 223-0123; (818) 223-0133 fax

Using a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach, CARD strives to develop unique and individualized behavioral programs based on each child’s particular strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to teach children diagnosed with Autism, PDD, and Asperger’s Syndrome the functional skills necessary to live independent and productive lives.


Foundation for Autistic Childhood Education and Support (FACES)
1150 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 372-1925; (650) 372-1926 fax

Greg Clark, Executive Director
Greg Buch, PH.D., Program Director
Carrie Sullivan, M.A., Asst. Program Dir.
Mary K. Marquardt, Case Supervisor
Cell phone: (916) 834-4623


Spectrum Center
2855 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 312
Berkeley, CA 94506
Admin Office:(510) 845-1321; (510) 845-7841 fax
Consulting/In-Class Support Services:(510) 845-0864

Jack States & Randy Keyworth, Co-Executive Directors

Spectrum Center is a non-profit organization serving children ages 3-22 with special education needs since 1975. Operates five non-public schools in the Greater Bay Area in addition to a consulting service for students with challenging behavior, autism, emotional disturbance, ADHD, and more. Services/programs are data and research based utilizing positive behavior management strategies.


Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention (LIFE)
11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 460
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 914-5433; (310) 914-5463 (fax)

University of California, Los Angeles
Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children
Department of Psychology
1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
(310) 825-2319; (310) 206-6380

O. Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D.

The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention is a research-based institute that specializes in teaching pre-school aged children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and related developmental disabilities. Our focus is to serve children of all levels of functioning while providing an educational setting that allows them to achieve their individual potentials.


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