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Center for Autism Research and Education Services (CARES) Consulting

Devereux’s Center for Autism Research and Education Services (CARES) Consulting team partners with school districts to administer educational programs that utilize the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Our services are provided by highly qualified master’s- and doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). We offer a comprehensive team-based approach to understanding and treating challenging behaviors through positive strategies. Our services include:

Specialized PBIS projects

  • Use of evidence-based practices designed to address each program’s needs (e.g., autism, intellectual/developmental disabilities)
  • District staff trained as coaches to build district capacity
  • Use of ongoing modeling, coaching and positive feedback systems to increase staff performance
  • Emphasis on teaching communication, socialization, independence and safe behavior

Single-case consultation

  • Data-based functional behavior assessments (FBAs)
  • Development of individualized positive behavior support plans (PSBP)
  • Modeling, coaching and performance feedback during weekly visits
  • Intensive and effective communication training

Assessment and evaluation

  • Program assessment: classroom strengths/needs, program supports and professional development
  • Data-based FBAs; skills assessments (e.g., communication, daily living skills, employment)
  • Person-centered future planning

Workshops and conferences

  • School-wide trainings; classroom trainings
  • Individually tailored to meet each district’s needs
  • Wide variety of training topics

FBA and PBSP District Training Program

  • Training provided to school district personnel (school psychologists, BCBAs, Registered Behavior Technicians)
  • Five online modules
  • Individualized coaching, mentoring and feedback sessions with experienced BCBAs
  • Training until mastery of competencies is achieved
  • Access to library of templates, data sheets, tools and relevant articles

Contact us

For more information about these services, please contact Devereux Executive Director of Autism Services Todd Harris, Ph.D., via email at Todd.Harris@devereux.org.