“Why Behavior Rescue?,” you ask.
Well, the purpose of this site is to meet several needs:
- Connect families and those involved in the lives of individuals with challenging behavior with understandable, research-based information on challenging behaviors and resources.
Or, to rescue these individuals from the often confusing, overwhelming abundance of costly and unproven ‘treatments’ for mental health and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
2. Support families, schools, communities, and other professionals by providing direct assessment, consultative, and supervisory services.
3. Provide a personal perspective, as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, on treatment methods, supports, and behavioral concerns.
“Isn’t the term rescue a little, well, arrogant?”
There. I said it, so now you don’t have to. Or you can. I won’t be offended.
I don’t know everything. I know a little bit and in the immortal words of one of my graduate professors, who was probably quoting someone else,
“The more you know, the more you realize there is to know.”
There is a never-ending stream of information on treatments, services, and recreation for the individuals I work with and their families. Many of the families I’ve consulted with have requested “good” information.
I’ve tried to provide a professional viewpoint, while realizing that ultimately, the choice is up to them. There are many ‘unproven’ treatments for Autism, and other diagnoses, that don’t have research support but are valuable to those that use them. Each family makes their own choices regarding the most appropriate treatment for their loved ones.
That said, my goal is to provide as much quality information and perspective as I can, while encouraging a dialog discussion.
So please, share your experiences. Comment. Be involved.
I can’t wait to meet you!
(Oh, and to learn more about my professional experiences, visit the About page. Thank you!)