By: Jennifer Sabin, M.A, BCBA, Executive Director.
August 22, 2012
In December of 1997, I created Working With Autism (WWA) which began as a small and unassuming agency. Initially WWA originated as simply an idea of supporting the growing number of families challenged by autism. Although uncertain of the company’s impending growth, my intention was clear; to provide ample, high quality and reliable support for families affected by autism.
15 years later, WWA has evolved into a reputable clinic, providing a variety of services to many Southern California families, with funding sources including regional centers, school districts, and multiple insurance carriers. WWA has transitioned from traditional discrete trial training methodology to a developmentally based and empirically driven, client centered approach, utilizing applied behavioral analysis and constantly striving to remain up to date with effective research based interventions. Our programs have become increasingly diverse, in order to meet the varied levels of the autism spectrum disorder.
Now, in 2012, I am proud to acknowledge my WWA team and the increasing number of services that we provide. Our current team consists of a diverse range of expertise and credentials, including licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and multiple board certified behavior analysts. WWA has grown to accommodate in home and school direct services, professional training, parent training, adaptive skills, and the PEERS social skills group. Looking forward, I am passionate about fulfilling my original intentions; and will continue to appreciate, support and foster the continuous growth of my team, while maintaining the superior standards of WWA services within the community.