Autism and Behavior Center (ABC) helps children overcome the deficits of autism or similar disorders by providing empirically supported therapeutic interventions. ABC staff are trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis and use ABA to reduce a child’s negative behaviors and teach a new set of skills. Staff are trained to recognize and interrupt the repetitive and self stimulatory behaviors that cause a child to retreat into his/her own world. In addition, staff focus on teaching children the social and communication skills necessary to succeed.

ABC is a unique. We are extremely small which provides each child and family individualized treatment. We provide only clinic based services which allows children the opportunity to practice social skills with peers and participate in group activities with 1:1 support. All of the children at ABC start therapy with our licensed clinicians, Dr. Wegner and Kimberly Sattler, Ms, BCBA. When Behavior Therapists and Technicians are added to a child’s team, they are provided daily support and supervision. This ensures the highest quality of therapy.

 
 
“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
— Hellen Keller
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The Autism and Behavior Center provides clinic based 1:1 ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) services. ABA intervention is an empirically supported intervention that research has shown to make dramatic gains in the lives of children with autism. Children at ABC range in age from 1 to 4 years of age. The Autism and Behavior Center integrates Applied Behavior Analysis with Developmental and Cognitive Theories to provide a comprehensive treatment approach in order to teach skills and remediate more complex social emotional and behavioral deficits with the goal of ensuring generalization of learned skills.  All sessions are conducted that the Autism and Behavior Center and are  designed to meet a child’s individual needs. Applied Behavior Analysis is used to address behavior and teach social, language, cognitive, and self help skills.

 

STAFF

 
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McKenzie Burton, BS

Kenzie is one of ABC’s Behavior Therapists. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from UW Eau Claire. She has worked for ABC for 2 years.

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Dayna Kotecki, Advanced Behavior Technician

“To me working at ABC means making a difference every day. ABC gives you a completely different outlook on everyday life. It means being a part of a community that is loving, understanding, rewarding, and fun. Not only does this job change the lives of the children you work with, but it also changes your own.”