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Our mission is three-fold; to provide excellent training and experience for undergraduate and graduate students attending Fresno State, to conduct and promote active research in best practices for behavioral treatment for autism, and to provide the community with outstanding behavioral therapy programs, a needed service for children in the Central Valley who have a diagnosis along the autism spectrum.
We are a center-based program providing behavioral treatment for young children with a diagnosis along the autism spectrum and are engaged in active, ongoing research.
Treatment programs consist of ongoing assessment, individualized curriculum, and parent training and involvement. We adhere to "principle-based" teaching where undergraduate students and graduate students currently enrolled at Fresno State will provide all therapy and supervision for our programs under the direction of Dr. Adams. Sessions will be one-on-one and are designed to create a conducive, reinforcing environment for facilitating optimal learning for the child. Our program was designed by decades of past research in the areas of human learning and behavior analysis. Our current methods are in line with best practice techniques in autism treatment as reported by the National Standards Project (2009). We apply these tested techniques and principles in the state-of-the-art behavioral teaching sessions.
CCAC is an active research facility. Ongoing research protocols are a constant in our center and are designed to enhance the experience of children, families and staff.
Children involved in research undergo ABA programs that adhere to current best practices. Research investigates how certain techniques may facilitate even more progress, faster acquisition, and lower rates of behavior problems. The CCAC is involved with several state and national organizations to promote and advance evidence based practices in autism treatment.
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