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1) “As the Director of ABA Early Intervention Program for Behavioral Concepts, there has been a significant increase in not only referrals, but referrals at a younger age from the Thom Worcester Early Intervention Program for ABA Specialty Services. Their collaboration with Dr Roula Choueiri, a Pediatrician at UMass, with early detection and early diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder, has had a significant impact on the referral process. Since the inception of this partnership between Thom Worcester and Dr Choueiri, the referrals have nearly doubled in a one-year period. The average age the diagnosis/referral also decreased from age 30-months to 28-months, which is significant when it comes to treatment. This early detection and diagnosis program collaboration has been an incredible asset to families and enriching the lives of the many children diagnosed with autism, that now have access to earlier, specialized services.”

Sally Burke, MSEd, BCBA, LABA, Behavioral Concepts, Director of ABA Early Intervention Specialty Services

2) "The RITA-T is a nice addition to our Universal Screening Program using the M-CHAT-R. It provides direct observation in addition to the questionnaire."

Jeanine, CCC-SLP, CEIS

3) "Using the RITA-T as a second level play-based screening fits very well into the home visit model of Early Intervention. It is very quick and easy to administer and score and provides supplemental information to the first level screen for ASD."

Chantal, LMHC, CEIS