Insight into Autism and ABA

Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Owl’s Nest, Ely Hall, Westfield State University 
577 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086 

Tate Early Learning at Tate Behavioral and the Psychology Department at Westfield State University are hosting an Autism information night for parents and caregivers.

Please join us for this free event featuringSarah Helm, BCBA, former clinical director of the May Center School and Westfield State University alum.  Please see the attached flyer, and feel free to share!

This talk is for parents, caregivers, professionals, or anyone who wants to learn the basics about Autism and how to help children who are newly diagnosed or awaiting a diagnostic assessment. Special emphasis will be placed on Applied Behavior Analysis, the most well-established and recommended treatment for Autism.

If you know a child diagnosed with Autism or one showing potential signs of Autism and you want to learn more about what to do and how to help, this talk is for you.

Tate Early Learning is a special program ofTate Behavioral which provides free ABA services to young children at risk for Autism whom are awaiting a diagnostic assessment or insurance based ABA services.

Special thanks to our generous sponsor, the Psychology Department at Westfield State University.

Guest Speaker: Sarah Helm, MA, BCBA, LABA

Sarah Helm holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Assumption College and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Westfield State University.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Massachusetts-Licensed Behavior Analyst (LABA).  Ms. Helm spent 9 years working at the May Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, where she was clinical director for the final 3 years. She was nominated by Westfield State faculty and inducted into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi in 2011 and remains an active member.  Ms. Helm has been a column writer for the Republican under the “May I Ask?” section, addressing topics such as augmentative communication and sleep problems.  Ms. Helm maintains relationships with surrounding colleges and universities as she supervises professionals working toward becoming board certified behavior analysts. She currently works for Tate Behavioral as a BCBA supervisor.

For more information, please contact: 

Kelley St. Clair, MA, BCBA, LABA

Director of Tate Early Learning

Behavior Analyst Supervisor