What are the ACT Clinics?
The Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinics are community outreach programs. The clinics provide early intervention services using applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is a research-supported treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The clinics offer one-on-one services for toddlers with autism and a caregiver-training program.
|ACT Clinic (Central Omaha)|
9012 Q Street
Clinic Director: Regina Carroll, PhD, BCBA-D
|ACTION Clinic (North Omaha)|
Opening Spring 2021
Clinic Director: Elizabeth Preas, PhD, BCBA, LMHP
Frequently Asked Questions
Services are provided by undergraduate- and graduate-level behavioral therapists in various disciplines (e.g., speech-language pathology, psychology, special education). Therapists are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).
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 Clinics offer 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 child’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 MMI iCASD ACT Clinics please search for available positions including Behavioral Technician I, Behavioral Technician II, and Behavior Analysis Specialists.