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Early Intervention Center

Inizio Interventions is now offering center-based Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities. We are enrolling now for our Early Intervention Center opening in Fall 2015. Similar to our in-home programs, the Early Intervention Center will provide interventions grounded in the principles and practices of ABA, a clinically-proven intervention […]

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Inizio Opens in Long Beach, CA

We are excited to announce that Inizio is now serving Long Beach, CA! Contact us today to enroll in our ABA programs near our new Long Beach office.

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Summer Acting Workshop

Inizio Interventions presents a series of acting workshops lead by famed actress, Christina Hart, in collaboration with Sally Torrens, MFT, BCBA, and Cara Stearns Entz, MFT, BCBA, experts in Applied Behavior Analysis. Typical peers along with children with autism will enjoy improvements in social skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, confidence, social anxiety, and more! Contact […]

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Social Skills: The Benefits of Peers and Pivotal Response Training

Social behavior is complicated, and for individuals with a diagnosis of autism, the social barriers can be daunting.  Also, the lack of motivation to learn and generalize complex social behavior is a common problem that is well known in this population. Pivotal response training (PRT) is a method that has been shown to help the […]

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Take a Bow

They filtered in each Saturday morning for 8 weeks. One participant would amble around the theatre and immediately walk on stage when Christina Hart, actress and facilitator, arrived, commenting on last week’s activities and what was in store for that day. Others sat quietly in the audience, eyes at half-mast. As soon as Christina signaled […]

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Explaining Autism

Not so long ago, books that poignantly explained the diagnosis of autism in everyday language were few and far between. We’ve compiled a list of books for the individual who has been diagnosed, and for parents, siblings, peers, extended family members, teachers, and other professionals. This list will continue to grow. We hope it is […]

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Parents Are the Child’s Earliest Teachers

For the parent and for the child—time is critical. Studies show that children can make tremendous gains with a comprehensive, early intervention behavioral program (EIBI) as early as possible in a child’s life that focuses on reducing problem behaviors while providing intensive one-to-one teaching in a number of developmentally appropriate areas that include parent involvement […]

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Three Million Ways….

Cara and I recently googled “autism treatment methods” and found about 3,840,000 results. Gasp. These results included autism organizations, autism support groups, stem-cell therapy, alternative treatments, ABA agencies, schools, autism blogs, group practices, chelation, lawsuits, news organizations….and on and on and on. How can a parent wade through 73 pages of results and find what […]

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There’s Hope for Social-skills Stumbling Block

One of the core challenges of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is social skills, and Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers found that early intervention improves social development in toddlers. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) published findings on December 8, 2010, in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry that showed sustained improvements in social and […]

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“I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre….” — Eugene Ionesco

We have the acting bug! An enthusiastic group of actors of all ages gathered this past Saturday for the second day of the acting workshop, On Stage, hosted by Inizio Interventions. On Stage is a unique experience for individuals with autism and other special needs. Peer role models were part of Saturday’s acting group–facilitating and […]

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