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Hangi ng Wi th We ar e pleased t o an n ou n ce ou r n ew par t n er sh ip w it h Con st ellat ion s Beh avior al Ser vices. Th eir exper ien ced t eam s of BCBAs an d r elat ed ser vices pr of ession als ser ve in dividu al ch ildr en an d sch ools t h r ou gh ou t New Ham psh ir e an d M assach u set t s. Con st ellat ion s su ppor t s ch ildr en t h r ou gh t h e r esear ch -based pr act ice of Applied Beh avior An alysis t ech n iqu es, w h ich is t h e scien ce of applyin g exper im en t al design pr in ciples t o im pr ove social beh avior an d com m u n icat ion . A r ecogn ized leader in t h e f ield, Con st ellat ion s w ill be t r ain in g ou r f ir st coh or t of t en RBTs t h is spr in g. Th ey w ill also su ppor t u s in developin g an ef f ect ive su per vision m odel f or ou r BCBAs an d in design in g som e n ew dat a collect ion t ools. Ou r BCBAs w ill be dir ect ly in volved in t h e RBT t r ain in g, su ppor t in g ou r t r ain ees ever y st ep of t h e w ay. Th e lead t each er f or ou r RBT t r ain in g w ill be Kim Heald, dir ect or of Con st ellat ion s. Kim ear n ed a BA in clin ical/ cou n selin g psych ology an d an AS in ch em ical depen den cy f r om Keen e St at e College. Sh e ear n ed h er M .S.Ed. f r om Sim m on s College an d w en t on t o becom e a Boar d Cer t if ied Beh avior An alyst . Kim began w or k in g w it h ch ildr en w it h disabilit ies as an u n der gr adu at e an d st u died f or a n u m ber of year s u n der w ell-k n ow n beh avior ist Joh n M or an . Af t er w or k in g f or t h e M ay In st it u t e f or t h r ee year s, Kim lau n ch ed a pr ivat e con su lt in g pr act ice in 2005. Kim h as been a gu est lect u r er at Keen e St at e College an d h as pr ovided n u m er ou s w or k sh ops on au t ism an d ABA. Sh e h as m en t or ed sever al st u den t s w or k in g t ow ar ds t h eir BCBA cr eden t ials f or Sim m on s College an d t h r ou gh pr ivat e pr act ice. In 2009, Kim join ed t h e cu r r icu lu m com m it t ee at An t ioch New En glan d t o h elp t h em lau n ch t h e f ir st New Ham psh ir e-based BCBA cer t if icat ion pr ogr am . For t w o year s, sh e t au gh t t h e pr ogr am ?s capst on e cou r se Beh avior Ch an ge Pr ocedu r es an d Syst em Su ppor t s. Kim n ow specializes in leader sh ip developm en t , syst em su ppor t developm en t , or gan izat ion al beh avior m an agem en t , an d dissem in at ion of ABA. We ar e t h r illed t o h ave h er an d h er t alen t ed st af f on boar d in An dover !