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Colorado Springs – South Autism Center Opens

“The future looks bright with organizations such as Trumpet Behavioral Health leading the way,” says Dr. Mark Dixon, BCBA-D, editor of ‘Behavior Analysis in Practice,’ a peer-reviewed translational publication designed to provide science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis.

Families seeking leading autism therapy services in Colorado Springs now have access to an additional option on the city’s south side as Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) opens doors to a new Colorado Springs – South Autism Center on May 4th.

TBH clinical services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a systematic, evidence-based approach designed to address challenging behaviors and skill deficits in areas including communication and social skills.

Trumpet currently operates four Autism Centers throughout Colorado including one in northern Colorado Springsat 6189 Lehman Dr., Suite 202, which employs over 20 team members focused on maximizing the potential of clients of varying age and cognitive function.

Emily Patrizi, Senior Clinician and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Trumpet’s Colorado Springs locations, talks about the decision to grow TBH’s center-based services in the region.

“Our number one focus is putting our clients first. The needs of our family members living south of metro Colorado Springs led us to pursue this space. Through this location we will be able to better serve individuals from Fort Carson to Pueblo through our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and therapists.”

Patrizi notes that families of a child with autism who live in the greater Colorado Springs area have voiced distress in traveling long distances. The new location, says Patrizi, will provide not only convenience for traveling, but added opportunities for parent trainings and workshops.

“Working with parents to complement their child’s growth and development is a critical component of our services, and it is also imperative in supporting lasting change. Through this new location, we will have more opportunities to offer free training and workshops much like our other divisions do throughout the other 31 locations where we’re fortunate to serve consumers.”

ABA Programs and Services Available from Trumpet Behavioral Health Include:

• Intensive Educational and Behavioral Services
• Early Intervention ABA Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders
• Center-Based Direct Instruction
• Language/Social Skills Acquisition
• Family Support and Skills Training
• Assessment Services
• Consultation Services
• Seminars and Conference Presentations

School-Based Behavioral Health Services

• Functional Behavior Assessments
• Program Design and Evaluation
• Individual Treatment Plans
• IEP Development and Support
• Teacher Training and Support
• Classroom Evaluations
• Coordinated Service Plans with Teachers

Parent and Family Services

• Parent Education and Training
• After School ABA Services
• Intensive Educational and Behavioral Services
• Insurance Services

Adult Development Services

• Transition Support Services
• Daily Living Skills and Community Safety

Widely recognized as the most effective treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other exceptional behavioral needs, ABA therapy is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is the only therapy with more than 30 years of research proving its effectiveness for autism spectrum disorders.

Colorado is one of 41 states with Health Insurance Mandated Autism Treatment (HIMAT), a state law that requires certain types of private group health insurance policies to cover treatment or Autism Spectrum Disorders, including ABA therapy.

To help families simplify the process of obtaining coverage for ABA Therapy services, Trumpet offers free insurance eligibility reviews, handled by specialists who have expertise in navigating the “ins and outs” of insurance mandates, benefits plans and diagnostic requirements. Parents can complete their requests online at www.tbh.com/insurance or they can call toll-free 1-855-824-5669, option 2. Reviews currently take five to 10 business days.

About Trumpet Behavioral Health

For more than 30 years, Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) has been providing families with exceptional, outcome-based treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). TBH offers evidenced-based behavioral health services to children and adults with ASDs and their families using a compassionate, client-centered approach. Our network of over 800 highly skilled board certified clinicians and trained professionals all focus on maximizing the potential of the individuals, families, and professionals we serve.

Through clinical research, we strive to establish the most effective and efficient treatments as standard practice in our organization. Many of our clinicians are Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) providers. TBH is a privately held company providing clinical services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, and Wyoming.

About Dr. Linda LeBlanc, BCBA-D, Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services

Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D® is the Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services at Trumpet Behavioral Health. Dr. LeBlanc is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral, a Michigan Licensed Psychologist, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

She has published over 85 articles and book chapters and is a current associate editor of Education and Treatment of Children and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, as well as a former associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Dr. LeBlanc received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Louisiana State University and previously served on the psychology faculties at Claremont McKenna College from 1997-1999, and at Western Michigan University from 1999-2008.

Says Dr. Mark Dixon, BCBA-D, “She has already become a household name among the top behavior analysts in the world.”