Community Behavior Intervention Services

Within the framework of ‘positive programming’, ABC offers behavioral services to parents, Community Care Facilities (CCF), and schools. General intervention programs include parent education training, certified care-provider training, and functional analysis assessment/consultation to school district personnel. The focus of this service is to teach the underlying behavioral principles that effect behavior change. That is, we systematically teach new skills that are socially significant (useful and purposeful in daily life) while decreasing or eliminating behavior excesses that interfere with learning or maintaining existing skills. Because behavior intervention is a short-term treatment, ABC uses a “trainer to trainer” approach to teaching. The emphasis is on developing a range of skills in the parents’, caregivers’, and teachers’ repertoire so they continue to be effective in maintaining desirable behavior changes and generalizing their skills to address new problem behaviors when they arise.

The format or focus of these services varies but generally consists of one or more of the following:

  • Functional Assessments
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Group Parent or In-home Parent Training
  • Assessment/Consultation in school district classrooms
  • Care-provider training and consultation in community care facilities and day programs
  • Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) training
  • Hughes Bill Regulations training
  • Positive Programming Techniques implementation
Consultation Services for School District Classrooms
ABC provides consultation for local school district classrooms, as identified within the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Services provided through this model include providing 1:1 aides, consultation to aides and teachers, as well as school personnel training on ABA principles.
Consultation Services for Vocational Programs

ABC, Inc.'s consultation services for Vocational Programs include:

  1. developing and maintaining individual proactive behavior intervention programs and procedures for each consumer;
  2. working with the regional center liaison/program manager, consumers, residential staff/care providers, parents, administrators, day program staff and the Director of the day program as an Interdisciplinary Team Member, soliciting information from all available team members when assessing individual program needs;
  3. training day program staff to properly implement behavior intervention and training programs in the setting in which the behaviors occur;
  4. spending time at community training sites;
  5. assisting in the assessment of the rate of individual targeted behaviors;
  6. writing and developing ISP/IPP (Individual Service Plan/Individual Program Planning);
  7. participation in IPP meetings with staff and assisting Administrator in keeping IPP objectives current;
  8. being an active participant in the troubleshooting of program plans and scheduling consultation visits as needed.
Consultation Services for Residential Facilities

ABC, Inc.'s consultation services for Level Four Residential Facilities include:

  1. performing initial behavioral assessment, developing and maintaining individual proactive behavioral intervention programs and procedures for each consumer;
  2. participating in and developing annual updates;
  3. participating in and developing quarterly updates;
  4. participating as an Interdisciplinary Team Member;
  5. Staff/Administrator training in basic Behavior Analysis Principles;
  6. Staff/Administrator training on the hands-on application of the basic Behavior Analysis Principles;
  7. participating in IPP (Individual Program Plan) meetings;
  8. being an active participant in the troubleshooting of program plans and scheduling update consultation visits as needed.
Parent Training (Group)
ABC provides group parent training, utilizing our own ABA based Positive Programming for Parents training series. The group format consists of weekend classes (2 full days), with a home visit and a final report. All parents are required to actively participate including teaching new skills and taking data.
Populations Served
Populations Served include individuals of all ages with a variety of developmental disabilities including Prader-Willie Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Attention Deficit Disorders. The referral source for these services may be through a school district, regional center, another agency or privately.