Autism in the Community
Any Baby Can is proud to offer consultation services to school districts with our highly qualified Autism Education Consultants. Tisha Gonzalez, M.A. BCBA and Sandra Jacobs, M.A. BCBA have over 30 years of experience in special education services for students with autism in the public and private school settings. They are certified teachers with certificates as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and certificates as Advanced TEACCH consultants.
Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Jacobs have performed consultation and training across the state of Texas, nationally and internationally. Their role at the agency is to support families of individuals diagnosed with autism and their teachers.
Autism Services Community Support
A recent study by Autism Lifeline Links indicates that the number of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in our community is nearly 30,000. The likelihood of encountering a person with ASD or knowing someone who is related to an individual on the spectrum has become more commonplace.
For the last several years, Any Baby Can has proudly taken the lead to support local businesses, family attractions and first responders in developing an understanding and acceptance of people with autism. The community support provided by the Autism Services program customizes trainings specific to the community site that explains the nature of autism and how autism impacts the daily life of the individual and their family. The training also includes interaction tips that enhance and support the individual’s experience in that setting. Our training staff consists of veteran autism consultants with extensive credentials in the area of behavior management, social skills and functional communication. For local day cares and other educational settings, our community support includes information on how to promote active student engagement and educational progress.
Local businesses and community providers we have supported include:
- San Antonio Police Department
- Bexar County Sheriffs Department (Fall 2017)
- San Antonio Fire Department
- San Antonio International Airport
- The Do-Seum
- San Antonio Aquarium
- Rios Golden Cut Family Salon
- City of San Antonio Head Start
- Northside Independent School District Head Start
- St. Mary Magdalen
- Clark High School
- Our Lady of the Lake University
- University of the Incarnate Word
- Pediatrix Medical Group
- Little Engine Home Care
- Ageless Living Home Healthcare
- WIC Offices
- The McKenna Foundation Center
- Joe’s Crab Shack
- Girls On The Run SA
- Work Force Solutions – Uvalde, Texas
- San Antonio Parks & Recreation
- LJE Music Studio
- PCI teachers
- And many more!
Businesses and organizations that complete this training will receive our “Seal of Approval” to display on their website to show their dedication to being autism friendly.
Contact Tisha Gonzalez for more info!
Our Autism Consultants are available for contracting to school districts to provide support to general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals and other district team members who instruct students with autism. Our team is able to provide hands-on support using evidenced based strategies and supports to build skills and positive behaviors.
- Classroom set-up
- Student observations
- Hands-on support
- Behavior Plan development
- Inclusive Education support
- Social Skills
- Positive Behaviors
- Communications Skills
- Academic development
- Applied Behavioral Analysis strategies
- Structured Teaching strategies
For more information about our Consultation Services, please contact Tisha Gonzalez.
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Annual Teacher Training
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Teacher Make & Take Training
Stay tuned for information about our 2017 Teacher Make & Take training series!