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BAYADA is Proud to "Light It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness Month this April

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Mar 28, 2019 3:42:35 PM



In April, Autism Speaks kicks off World Autism Month, beginning with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. BAYADA employees from across the country showed their support by taking the pledge to “Light It Up Blue” to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.

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Topics: autism

New Center for Autism Services Opens on Oahu

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Mar 19, 2019 12:13:32 PM


Pictured from left to right are Practice President Behavioral Health Support Jeff Krepps; Behavior Services Manager Rachel Miller, LBA, BCBA; Area Director Eliza Lipp, LCSW; Associate Director Marchet Fullum; Chief Operating Officer Home Care Services Linda Siessel; and Minister Kumu Kekoa.

A life-size wall made of giant Legos provided the perfect backdrop during a ceremony to mark the grand opening of BAYADA’s Center-Based Services program on Oahu. The celebration follows the successful launch of center-based services on Maui in 2017. BAYADA Home Care is a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health services throughout Hawai’i

The Lego wall is a signature feature of the center, along with brightly colored floor mats, a crash pad, a climbing structure, bean bag chairs, crayons, puzzles, books, balls, and blocks. It’s all used as part of an evidence-based approach called applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to treat individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and related learning or social disorders.

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Topics: Behavioral health, autism

BAYADA Shines the Spotlight on ABA Therapy During Autism Awareness Month

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Apr 19, 2018 9:15:17 AM


During the month of April, our nation shines a national spotlight on autism. Thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes, and communities light it up blue in recognition of people living with autism, and to promote education, awareness, and research into new treatment.

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Topics: Behavioral health, autism

BAYADA to Offer Scholarships to Become a Registered Behavior Technician

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Feb 26, 2018 11:41:46 AM


Through a partnership with the University of Hawai’i, BAYADA Home Care’s behavioral health services has received grant funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services to train and employ Registered Behavior Technicians™ (RBT®). The funding is designed to help recruit RBTs in rural and underserved areas. BAYADA Home Care is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the home health care needs of the citizens of Hawai’i.

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Topics: Hawaii, developmental disabilities, Behavioral health, autism

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