What is the ACT Clinic?
The Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic is a community outreach program located in the Autism Center of Nebraska at the intersection of 90th and Q streets. The clinic provides early intervention services using applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is the only research-supported treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The clinic offers one-on-one services for toddlers with autism and a caregiver-training program.
For more information about this clinic, see our brochure.
Services are provided by undergraduate- and graduate-level behavioral therapists in various disciplines (e.g., speech-language pathology, psychology, special education). Therapists are either Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) or are working toward RBT certification.
Training and ongoing supervision is provided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and/or Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHP) with expertise in ABA.
The ACT Clinic offers a caregiver-training program that teaches the skills required to increase language, decrease challenging behaviors and promote generalization of skills to home and community settings. Instructional information is delivered in a one-on-one format during which behavioral techniques are described and modeled by BCBAs. Each caregiver is given an opportunity to practice skills through role play and/or with his/her child and feedback is delivered.
Outside of structured caregiver training sessions, caregivers are encouraged to regularly attend parts of their children’s sessions to participate in the therapeutic process. Supervising BCBAs also work with caregivers to problem-solve concerns that arise outside of the clinic setting.
To learn more about employment opportunities at the ACT clinic please search for available positions.