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Dr. Jonathan Tarbox to Present at Arizona Autism Conference

event042716Dr. Jonathan Tarbox to Present FirstSteps Research on Executive Function and Feeding Disorders at Arizona Autism Conference

Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director at FirstSteps for Kids, is giving invited presentations at the Arizona Autism United Transdisciplinary Autism Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 29th.

Dr. Tarbox’s presentation, “Complex Skill Acquisition for Children with Autism,” will review recent research as well as present data from ongoing FirstSteps research projects on teaching complex executive function and perspective taking skills to children with autism. The presentation will review procedures for teaching a wide variety of skills, including attention, working memory, self-management, inhibition, and problem-solving.

Dr. Tarbox’s presentation, "How to Get Your Picky Eater to Love Eating a Healthy Variety of Foods,” provides real life strategies for parents to address picky eating in their children.

For more information, visit the conference website at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1770338

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Tips For Parents: Sleep Deprived?

sleepSLEEP DEPRIVED? 
This is the first in a montly series of "Tips For Parents" that will cover a wide range of topics. 

This month we tackle the issue of sleep deprivation. A simple intervention to get your family back to sleep FAST!
 

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Introducing Our Newest Team Members

250 fsfk logoSince our last newsletter we have been busy expanding our clinical and administrative staff in all four of our offices. We are proud to announce our newest Team Members. 

 

 

 

 

 


CLINICAL STAFF

JONATHAN TARBOX, Ph.D., BCBA-D - Director of Research and Regional Clinic Director [East Los Angeles]
TAYLOR BRADY - Program Manager [West Los Angeles]
JESSLYN FARROS, M.S., BCBA - Program Director [Contra Costa County]
EVELYN GOULD, M.Sc., BCBA - Program Director [West Los Angeles]
JENNIFER MCGEE, M.A., BCBA - Program Director [Hermosa Beach]
JESSICA PUSATERI, M.A. - Program Manager [West Los Angeles]
MARNIE WEITZMAN, M.S., BCBA - Program Director [Hermosa Beach]

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

 JAMES BORDER - Billing [Ventura County]
ELIZABETH DEBOER - Regional Administrative Coordinator [West Los Angeles]
DIANA DELGADO - Billing [Hermosa Beach]
OLIVIA ETRINGER - Billing [Hermosa Beach]
KATIE LAZAR - Regional Administrative Coordinator [Contra Costa County]
SCOTT MINDEAUX - Director of Technology & Design [Hermosa Beach]
JO ASH SAKULA - Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator [Hermosa Beach]
APRIL SNOOK - Regional Scheduling Coordinator [Hermosa Beach]
NATALIA WORTH - Billing [Ventura County]

In addition to our Clinical and Administrative staff, FirstSteps has added over 75 Instructor/Behavior Therapists to our family as well.

Welcome everyone!

For more information, please visit firststepsforkids.com and click on Our Team.

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Q&A: Hear from a Parent of a FirstSteps Graduate

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On June 5th, one of our beloved kiddos graduated from FirstSteps in our Hermosa Beach office. He had worked with many staff members over the years and while we are sad to see him go, we are excited to see him take the next steps in his life. His parents took some time to share their experience with FirstSteps from the beginning to their son's graduation.

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FIRSTSTEPS RAISED OVER $16,000 FOR AUTISM

walk2015 400x294WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE SMASHED OUR GOAL AND RAISED OVER $16,000 FOR AUTISM!

This years marks the 10th anniversary of our participation with Autism Speaks and Aut2Run.  Over the past 10 years we have raised over $150,000 for Autism education and research. In addition to the money raised, our staff enjoyed working with families handprint over 1000 balloons, 84oz of paint and 3,281 feet of string! 

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