Culver City- CA -- January 20, 2012 – Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is excited to be participating in the 6th annual Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Autism Conference in Philadelphia January 27th-29st. AST is also thrilled to announce they will have 9 featured research presentations at this year’s conference. Research topics presented by AST clinicians will include self-management treatment packages, program options for adolescent and adult clients, early intervention program for infants, toddlers and young children, and data collected from AST’s social skills groups. Building on being one of a few companies with feeding specialists, interventions for feeding problems will also be presented.
Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application and teaching of behavior analysis. The annual ABAI Autism Conference is a seminal event in the ABA field and covers groundbreaking research and spotlights innovative, effective methods for the treatment of individuals on the autism spectrum.
From their inception, Autism Spectrum Therapies has served as a compassionate advocate for families navigating the challenges of Autism. AST is guided by the principle that the best results are achieved with family focused programs and hands on parental involvement grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). AST is passionate about their work and dedicated to their mission which continues to earn AST recognition as an innovative, world-class agency with the highest level of ethics and clinical standards. When asked for his thoughts on AST’s attendance at the ABAI Autism Conference AST co-founder Dr. Bill Frea stated, “We are excited to be participating in the annual ABAI Autism Conference. We look forward to sharing the knowledge we are gaining at AST with our colleagues around the world and hearing what kind of research other ABA providers are sharing.”
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) provides services to infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as young children who are at risk. AST’s family friendly approach is rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis, which has the strongest and broadest evidence-base. The company provides services in family’s homes, communities, and schools.
AST is committed to being the premier provider of services to individuals with developmental needs at a national level. Through the use of scientifically proven methods, AST has had a major impact on the lives of thousands of children and their families. Programs are available for clients from infancy to adulthood. AST’s programs address all developmental needs, including language development, social skills, and building independence across the lifespan.
AST is proud of its prestigious leadership and uniquely trained staff. The company has over 500 employees including an unprecedented number of Ph.D.’s and over 60 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists on staff. With a strong presence in the autism clinical and research communities, AST continues to make a positive impact on a national basis.
We invite you to explore our website www.autismtherapies.com and discover how Autism Spectrum Therapies is helping individuals with autism achieve their full potential.