PROGRAM MANAGER OF CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CENTER SERVICES
Manage referrals, reports, and all regional center services for Regional Center services across California.
Trained in multiple facets of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including, Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Social Communication Curriculum (SCC).
Areas of Expertise
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (#1-12-12400)
Children ages 0-3
Pivotal Response Training (PRT
Social Communication Curriculum (SCC)
Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
Referrals, reports, and all service related tasks for Regional Center services across California
01/2012 to Current
Program Manager of California Regional Center ServicesACES - AUTISM COMPREHENSIVE Educational SERVICES, INC. - San Diego, California
Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments for Regional Center and insurance funded clients including the use of the Vineland-II, VB-MAPP, DAY-C 2, Brigance, FAST, and other battery assessments.
Receive, input, and output all referrals for new and existing clients company wide, including monthly vendor meetings with funding sources.
Review reports for funded clients company wide.
Actively lead region team in regards to productivity, contract management, stress management, and trainings on a monthly basis.
Work with BCBA Clinical Supervisors with Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) to increase their productivity and troubleshoot any issues related to their need for a PIP.
Monthly in-home check-ins with BCBA Clinical Supervisor's cases for quality assurance of in-home programs including Performance Service Reviews which are completed and subsequently reviewed with the BCBA Clinical Supervisor.
Create and supervise research based behavior therapy programs for children (ages 2-18) with autism in the home and school settings using behavioral interventions including, Pivotal Response Training, Discrete Trial Training, Positive Behavior Support and working within functional routines.
Supervision of data collection, data analysis, program implementation and modifications for team of 5 BCBAs and their interventionist staff.
Training of parents, students, and staff on implementation of techniques as well as behavior modification.
04/2009 to 01/2012
Clinical Supervisor, Staff Research Associate IIIUCSD - AUTISM INTERVENTION RESEARCH PROGRAM - San Diego, California
Conduct and supervise clinical research procedures for toddlers with autism in the laboratory and home settings using behavioral interventions including, Pivotal Response Training, Discrete Trial Training, Social Communication Curriculum, Positive Behavior Support and working within functional routines.
Supervision of data collection, data analysis, oversight of fidelity of implementation of research procedures.
Training of parents, students, staff and lab visitors on implementation of techniques as well as behavior modification.
12/2007 to 04/2009
Senior Behavior TherapistAUTISM SPECTRUM CONSULTANTS - San Diego, California
Implement behavioral objectives using applications based upon ABA principles and practices that include positive reinforcement strategies to aide in the development of social, motor, and cognitive skills.
Implement the use of behavior modification techniques to reduce or eliminate the presence of maladaptive behaviors.
Train and supervise junior therapists on same cases.
09/2005 to 06/2007
Instructional Assistant IIRIVERSIDE COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION - Riverside, California
Autism specific preschool Early Intervention In-Home Teacher - Autism Program Provide support to assist special education certificated teaching staff with instructing and assisting students with communication and/or physical disabilities.
Implementing trained teaching techniques in an intensive early intervention program.
Chosen as one of the only Instructional Assistants in the county to attend a certification for TEACCH.
Effectively utilized leadership skills by managing the classroom in the teacher's absence and creating lesson plans, which allowed students and staff to work efficiently.
Bachelor of Arts Degree: PsychologyCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY - SAN BERNARDINOGPA: GPA: 3.7Psychology GPA: 3.7
Master of Arts Degree: Human BehaviorNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - DIEGOGPA: GPA: 3.4Human Behavior GPA: 3.4