Children’s Learning Connection Opens New Office in San Diego

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Children’s Learning Connection, a division of Pacific Child and Family Associates (PCFA), which specializes in offering services to children with autism and related disabilities and their families, has opened a new office in San Diego.

This office expands CLC’s reach within California. It has operated offices in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas for over 15 years.

“One in 68 children are diagnosed with autism throughout the United States,” says PCFA CEO Jeffrey P. Winter. “We’re pleased to bring our over 15 years of experience helping children with autism improve and progress to all families in San Diego, and look forward to partnering with school systems, physicians and professionals in the area.”

The lead clinician of the San Diego office is Sarah Torgrimson, M.A., BCBA. Torgrimson received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, before completing her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange County. Torgrimson is also completing her licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has worked with CLC’s interdisciplinary team for over nine years.

“Sarah has worked in the field of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) for over 11 years in home, school, and community settings,” says CLC Chief Clinical Officer Gina Chang. “She loves working with children and helping them reach their full potential, and she’ll be a great asset to the San Diego community and allow us to support more families in need.”

CLC currently provides individual behavior therapy in the home, school, and community settings, as well as in clinic social skills groups to children ages 3 and above to address a wide variety of skills. CLC also offers parent training and consultation as well as functional behavior assessments.

To find out more about CLC’s services or to speak to our care management team, please call 858-401-6511 or visit us at www.childrenslearningconnection.com.

Pacific Child and Family Associates Hires New Executive Director

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Pacific Child and Family Associates, a national leader in the delivery of services for children with autism spectrum disorders, announced a new addition to their clinical management team. Jill E. McGrale Maher, MA, BCBA is now Executive Director for Autism Intervention Specialist for the Worcester, MA, region.

Maher’s background includes program development focused on a variety of issues including accelerating the developmental progress of children in the early years, decreasing problem behaviors, promoting independence and success in inclusive environments, teaching social skills and conducting functional behavior assessments (FBAs). In addition, Maher has developed teaching programs for students of all learning profiles and levels as well as staff and parent education programs.

“Jill has over 30 years of experience and shares the same ideals and values as PCFA when it comes to clinical integrity, the science of ABA and the passion for helping families living with autism and other related disorders,” says Gina T. Chang, PhD, BCBA, Licensed Psychologist, Chief of Clinical Operations of Pacific Child and Family Associates. “She loves the Worcester community and is passionate about offering the best clinical care.”

Prior to becoming AIS’s Executive Director, Maher served as the Executive Director in a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved private school in a variety of senior clinical positions. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national conferences.

Autism Intervention Specialists, a Pacific Child Company, has been serving children and families living with autism and other related disorders since 2011.

If you have questions or would like more information about our services, please call us at 855.646.8247 or send us a quick note to info@autismspecialty.com.

Pacific Child & Family Associates Opens New San Jose Office

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Pacific Child & Family Associates Announces Second Expansion in Two Months to Meet Growing Need for Autism Services

GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 17, 2014) – Pacific Child & Family Associates (PCFA), a provider of behavior analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, today announced the opening of their new office in San Jose. The San Jose office is now open and available to provide in-home applied behavior analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in the area.

“Over the past decade, the prevalence of autism diagnosis has grown at a steep rate, and as national providers of care for these individuals, we must grow ourselves to offer the care necessary to help those in need,” said Mark Dorenfeld, CEO of PCFA. “With the opening of our new office in San Jose, we are on the path to providing more and more families with care and support, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to help support these families.”

PCFA provides specialty treatments including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), using evidence-based techniques, to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorders. This process involves systematically applying interventions, based upon the principles of learning theory, to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree. A distinguishing characteristic of ABA is the emphasis on the demonstration of the relationship between treatment interventions and socially significant behavioral change.

PCFA has named Patrick Quinn Jung, M.A., BCBA, as Executive Director of the San Jose office. Patrick Jung received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from California State University-Hayward and Master’s Degree in Education/Best Practices from National University in San Jose. He studied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, resulting in a Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification. Patrick Jung is also the Executive Director for the company’s Redwood Coast and San Ramon offices.

“The population in the San Jose area has undergone dramatic change and growth in recent years, and this is in large part due to the Silicon Valley boom that has drawn families of varying backgrounds from across the globe. With this diverse population, there are unique individuals with autism requiring specialized care to meet their individual and cultural needs,” said Patrick Jung, M.A., BCBA, Executive Director of the San Jose PCFA office. “With our new San Jose office, we are equipped to serve as a quality resource and provide cutting edge ABA services to this under-served and rapidly growing population.”

The new facility is located at 1885 The Alameda Suite 204, San Jose, CA 95126. PCFA is an in-network provider for most insurance companies. They will also assist in filing claims with any and all insurance companies not in-network. Their goal is to help all, while turning away none. To learn more about PCFA please call (888) 805-0759 or visit http://pacificchildandfamily.com.

ABOUT PACIFIC CHILD & FAMILY ASSOCIATES
Pacific Child & Family Associates offers clinic based, in-home, and at-school services that include applied behavior analysis, parenting training and speech therapy for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They currently have offices throughout California, New Mexico, New York, Texas and D.C. and are actively expanding to other areas of the country. They offer services in 32 states. Pacific Child & Family Associates are committed to providing the highest quality, scientifically-based services built on a foundation of respect for its clients and its employees. To learn more, visit http://pacificchildandfamily.com, www.facebook.com/PacificChild, and www.twitter.com/PacificChild.

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Media Contact:
    Jamie Andersen
    (for Pacific Child & Family Associates)
    Email Contact
    (949) 502-6200 x 210

Link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/Pacific-Child-Family-Associates-Opens-New-San-Jose-Office-1968854.htm

Autism Continuum Therapies Opens to Serve Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia Areas

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New Center Tied to National Pacific Child & Family Associates Network to Fulfill Growing Demand of Services for Families

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FAIRFAX, VA–(Marketwired – Sep 30, 2014) – Pacific Child & Family Associates (PCFA), a provider of behavior analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, has announced the opening of their new facility, Autism Continuum Therapies (ACT), in Fairfax, VA. ACT is now able to help meet the growing need in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland regions for in-home behavior analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

“There is a strong demand in the D.C. Metro area for quality autism treatment services, and in particular, for military families, including members with autism who face unique challenges due to deployment and the stresses placed on the family,” said Mark Dorenfeld, CEO and President of ACT and PCFA. “With our decision to open ACT in Fairfax, VA, we are pleased to be able to offer military and non-military families the understanding and services they need.”

ACT provides specialty treatments including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), using evidence-based techniques, to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for individuals and families dealing with autism spectrum disorders. This process involves systematically applying interventions, based upon the principles of learning theory, to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree. A distinguishing characteristic of ABA is the emphasis on the demonstration of the relationship between treatment interventions and socially significant behavioral change.

ACT has named Susan E. Tirella, M.Ed., BCBA, as Executive Director. Tirella received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Special Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and has been working in the field of ABA since early 2000.

“I am passionate about advocating for parent support and training, and developing meaningful, functional programming for individuals that lead to long-term success,” Tirella said. “I’m very excited to be back in the D.C. area to help the growing community in need of our services.”

ACT has already established an extensive patient base, which continues to grow. ACT is an in-network provider for most insurance companies. They will also assist in filing claims with any and all insurance companies not in-network. Their goal is to help all, while turning away none.

To learn more about Autism Continuum Therapies, including how to join and insurance-based questions, please call: (844) 808-7503 or visit http://www.autismcontinuum.com/.

ABOUT PACIFIC CHILD & FAMILY ASSOCIATES
Pacific Child & Family Associates offers clinic based, in-home, and at-school services that include applied behavior analysis, parenting training and speech therapy for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They currently have offices throughout California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Texas, New York and D.C. and are actively expanding to other areas of the country. They offer services in 32 states. Pacific Child & Family Associates are committed to providing the highest quality, scientifically-based services built on a foundation of respect for its clients and its employees. To learn more, visit http://pacificchildandfamily.com, www.facebook.com/PacificChild, and www.twitter.com/PacificChild.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Media Contact:
John France
Executive Vice President of Pacific Child & Family Associates
Email Contact
(949) 355-3884

Press Release Link: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/Autism-Continuum-Therapies-Opens-to-Serve-Washington-DC-Maryland-and-Virginia-Areas-1952113.htm

Pacific Child & Family Associates Announces Success of Autism-Friendly Skateboard Clinic – PRLog

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Pacific Child & Family Associates (http://www.pacificchildandfamily.com/), a provider of behavior analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, announced today the success of yesterday’s A.skate, an autism-friendly skateboard clinic event at Palmdale’s Marie Kerr Park.  The event was sponsored by Pacific Child & Family Associates and The A.skate Foundation.

PRLog [Pacific Child & Family Associates Announces Success of Autism-Friendly Skateboard Clinic] (6-2-14)