At SOAR Autism Center, our goal is to provide superior Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to support children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder. SOAR will design and create evidenced-based and individualized treatment plans that show results in improving the quality of life of each client. Our commitment is to frequently collaborate with families and caregivers to ensure maximum growth.
BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst. A BCBA is required to obtain a graduate degree, complete a comprehensive practicum experience, and pass a certification exam. In addition, in order to maintain certification, BCBA's are required to obtain continuing education units to ensure that their practices are up-to-date with the most recent research and methods.
Each client will receive an assigned BCBA. The BCBA designs and supervises each client's customized therapy plan. Most importantly, a BCBA will meet regularly with parents to review progress and conduct trainings. All BCBA's at SOAR have extensive experience with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and are dedicated to help provide the highest quality of care.
A behavior technician is the individual that will be working with each child directly during each session. Each behavior technician must have previous experience in a related field and pass a background check to be come an employee at SOAR. In addition, technicians receive thorough training throughout their time working at SOAR. We pride ourselves in providing ongoing training and support to each technician to ensure that every employee is adequately equipped to work with each assigned client.
Clinical Director & BCBA
Drue received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development with a minor in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University. After graduation, Drue worked as a behavior technician for 4 years. She decided she wanted to continue to help individuals and families impacted by autism by providing quality ABA services. Therefore, she continued her education and received her Master’s of Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Oakland University to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Throughout working in the field of ABA, Drue has experience providing therapy for not only children but also with adults who have been impacted by autism. Drue decided to open SOAR Autism Center to bring services to the community and ensure that families are receiving the highest quality ABA services.