ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Autism Learning Partners (ALP), a national leader and full service provider
ALP's President and CEO, Jeffrey P. Winter, who leads this expansion, has a passion for empowering families and providing access to quality clinical services for the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities. "We're committed to making progress possible for families in Atlanta and the surrounding areas by employing the best local clinical and operational leaders who strive to put families with ASD first," said Mr. Winter. The Atlanta region will be led by Elizabeth Landers, Senior Clinical Director, M.S., BCBA, who has successfully led autism services in California and will now pave the way for families in Atlanta and empower them with quality autism services. Elizabeth is passionate about expanding to Atlanta, "My heart beats a little faster when I think about returning to my hometown, Atlanta, with a pocket full of clinical tools and resources to share with the GA community. The Southeast is terribly behind in creating pathways to mental and behavioral health services. According to recent Babies Can't Wait data (GA's State Early Intervention Program), 80% of GA's eligible children ages 0-3 are not receiving early start services," shares Elizabeth. Elizabeth looks forward to being the change and bringing awareness and crucial resources to families with special needs.
Autism Learning Partners will serve as a resource center for families in need of autism-related services and will invest in a complete clinical and operational infrastructure in Atlanta. Families can find assistance navigating the insurance system, locating a local ASD diagnostician and obtaining access to all the resources necessary through their journey with ASD. ALP will also empower the local workforce as Mr. Winter indicated that a new ALP office, such as Atlanta, is expected to create over 100 clinical and operational jobs within its first two years.
ALP has also invested in a robust workforce development training program designed to train individuals interested in the special needs field. Under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Behavior Technicians work one-on-one with individuals with ASD and implement individualized treatment plans in the home, in schools, and in community settings.
ASD diagnoses in children continue to rise at rapid rates. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that about 1.7% or 1 in 59 children are identified with ASD (1). Advocates continue to push for quality early intervention services. As summarized by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, research demonstrates that high-quality early intervention services can change a child's developmental path and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities (2). In Atlanta, autism services are funded by private insurance and Medicaid, making it easier for families to access services.
Autism Learning Partners has created a strong clinical and operational infrastructure to support the local community. ALP is interested in collaborating with families, local medical professionals, pediatricians, early interventions programs, and schools to improve the lives of families touched by ASD.
Families seeking services or support can contact 855-295-3276 or visit: http://www.AutismLearningPartners.com.
About Autism Learning Partners Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is a private and full service provider specializing in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities and has been a national leader in the special needs field for over 30 years. ALP is headquartered in Glendale, CA, employs over 150 Board Certified Behavior Analysts ("BCBAs") and Master-level supervisors, and has a total workforce of 3,000, including Behavior Technicians providing in-home and in-clinic ABA-based care across the country. ALP's services include: Applied Behavioral Analysis, speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Autism Learning Partners now offers treatment services in sixteen states including; California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Illinois, Texas and Washington.
Interested in partnering with Autism Learning Partners? Contact Jeffrey Winter, Chief Executive Officer at jwinter(at)autismlearningpartners.com or Dr. Gina Chang, Chief Operating Officer at gchang(at)autismlearningpartners.com or Elizabeth Landers M.S., BCBA, at lizzylanders(at)autismlearningpartners.com to discuss collaboration opportunities. For more information on Autism Learning
1) https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html 2) http://www.nectac.org/~pdfs/pubs/importanceofearlyintervention.pdf
SOURCE Autism Learning Partners
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