Director’s Letter

Happy New Year Families and Friends! I hope that everyone enjoyed a peaceful and joyful holiday season. Program expansion continues in 2018, with the addition of a new Program Manager, Francisco Cornidez, who was promoted from Tutor into this role. Morgan Tompkins was also promoted to Small Group Intervention Assistant Coordinator in mid-2017, and continues in this new role. Our Community-Based Intervention (CBI) Program continues its development, with the addition of new offerings: Book Club and Game Club, under the continued diligent care of Randee Wagner, CBI Coordinator, and Anna Rosen, CBI Assistant. Parent Training opportunities and the half and full day “A Day in the Life” programs, as part of CBI, continue to be offered as well. Our Small Group Intervention Program’s puberty groups continue to be successful with additional participation. NBA’s Calendar of Events is filling up quickly with new outings and activities for our friends, families. and supporters; be sure to check out our events posted on our social media pages for additional information, as well as our monthly slide presentation in the waiting room, and our bulletin board.

The Star Project, NBA’s affiliate program in Amman, Jordan, continues to flourish, providing much needed behavior analytic services, training and support in the Middle East, thanks to the continued dedication of our Director, Dr. Stacey Shook. In fact, the Star Project has added two new Program Managers, bringing the Center’s total staff number to five Master’s Level Staff, one administrative staff member, and six behavior technicians.  Two TSP Program Managers recently passed their board exams and are BCBAs and three of the six behavior technician are now Registered Behavior Technicians with two more planning to sit for their exams this spring.  TSP is now fully accredited by the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development.

Our Art for Autism auction™ (AFA2018), is just around the corner, and will take place at the Four Seasons in Downtown Seattle! Should you wish to become a sponsor, donate and/or volunteer, and/or become a committee member, please reach out to Alex. Chehab, Development Coordinator, at: achehab@nba-autism.com . Join us today!

January 2017 is off to a terrific start! NBA is proud to announce that Allegro Pediatrics, a leading children’s medical care organization on the Eastside, whose mission is to ‘partner with families to heal, nurture, and empower each child in their journey to adulthood’, is continuing its sponsorship of NBA for 2018. Allegro Pediatrics was our very first ‘Blue Explorer Sponsor’ in 2017, meaning that they have committed $2500 to helping NBA fund future growth, which includes: offering scholarships to learners in need, maintaining credentialing for staff and agency, maximizing accessibility to support our learners, as well as expansion of our quality services. Thank you Allegro Pediatrics for your abounding generosity and support!

Last but not least, NBA was recognized as a Top Behavioral Provider by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) in January 2018, for a 2-year accreditation cycle. You may read the entire article here: https://www.newswire.com/news/northwest-behavioral-associates-earns-2-year-bhcoe-re-accreditation-20152526 Thank you to our Director, staff and wonderful families for their continued support and dedication!

Hoping everyone enjoys the New Year ahead, and as always, thank you to all of the families, friends, and supporters of NBA, for your continued dedication to our company and cause!

 

Thanks so much,

 

Alex. Chehab, Development Coordinator

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