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A Change in Trajectory, Inc (ACT) is a family-oriented agency that is committed to narrowing the developmental gap that children with special needs experience.

ACT provides in-home, school, clinic, and community-based services for individuals from infancy to adulthood who are at risk of developing a disability, have a diagnosis within the Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorder, and related special needs.

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A Change in Trajectory (ACT)

ACT is equipped with highly professional, courteous staff who are respectful of privacy and are dedicated to the individuals they serve. The operating model of ACT promotes personal growth and positive encouragement for consumers, families, and team members.All therapeutic services provided by ACT are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most scientifically-validated approach for changing behavior. The treatment modalities used by ACT are evidence-based practices that range from naturalistic teaching methodologies such as Pivotal Response Training (PRT) to more structured methods such as Discrete Trial Training (DTT). Program development and implementation are data-driven to ensure the best outcome for the individuals we teach.
ACT utilizes a model of service delivery that is best described as the clinician-family partnership model. Parents are an integral part of the assessment and intervention from start to finish by helping establish goals of treatment, implementing behavioral procedures, and evaluating treatment outcomes. Parents have the best understanding of the unique strengths and deficits of their child with special needs. The child benefits greatly when parents and clinicians partner to create a custom-tailored program comprised of a range of evidence-based behavior treatments. At ACT, we know that every family has a unique story and experiences which are treated with the utmost respect.

 

ACT’s Vision

The vision is for all individuals with special needs to receive scientifically-validated treatment and as a result reach their potential and live a dignified and independent life within their community.

 

Mission Statement

Through caring and knowledgeable clinicians who design and implement treatment plans utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) technology, individuals with special needs will learn new skills and eliminate challenging behaviors while navigating their social environment. ACT strongly upholds the belief that individuals with special needs have a right to a high quality of life. Pursuing personal achievement and striving to fulfil ones potential is a natural right for all individuals. We believe that equipping individuals who have special needs with skills necessary for independent functioning can foster personal development and facilitate living a full and dignified life.

 

Guiding Rules

  • All individuals have the potential to develop skills beyond their current level and should be free of behaviors that cause injury or pain to themselves or others.
  • Functional skills that will be meaningful in an individual’s everyday life will be targeted in interventions. Goals selected for a curriculum are developmentally and socially significant.
  • Treatments are based on evidenced-based literature to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Reliable data is gathered on every targeted goal and will be analyzed in order to make informed decisions regarding type and direction of treatment.
  • Effectiveness of treatment is closely monitored. The program is expanded or edited according to the actual progress being made.

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March 22, 2020

ACT's Response to COVID-19 Emergency

To comply with the "Safer at Home" order issued for the State of California by Governor Gavin Newsom, we have made adjustments to our daily operations. The safety, health, and well-being of our teammates and of the families we serve is our top priority during these uncertain times.

As part of our commitment to keep our community updated on our response to the COVID-19 emergency, we want to share our most recent changes:

  • As of Friday, March 20th 2020, all our local offices are closed.
  • ACT has shifted our office-based staff to work from home. While we are closed, parents can continue to contact us through the local phone numbers.
  • ACTs' direct face to face services are temporarily canceled because of the health crisis. We want to make sure our families and staff are safe.
  • Services continue via telehealth. Our BCBAs and Program Coordinators continue to provide support to those families who choose support via telehealth.
  • Social Skills services can take place online. Contact us at info@act-works.net for more information
  • Community Integration can continue to take place online. Contact us at info@act-works.net for more information
  • We will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and local health agencies to stay apprised of developments in our communities and will continue to share updates with you.

 

Respuesta de ACT por la Emergencia de COVID-19

Para cumplir con la orden "Más seguro en el hogar" emitida para el estado de California por el gobernador Gavin Newsom, hemos realizado ajustes en nuestras operaciones diarias. La seguridad, la salud y el bienestar de nuestros compañeros de equipo y de las familias a las que servimos es nuestra principal prioridad durante estos tiempos inciertos.

Como parte de nuestro compromiso de mantener a nuestra comunidad actualizada sobre nuestra respuesta a la emergencia COVID-19, queremos compartir nuestros cambios más recientes:

  • A partir del Viernes 20 de Marzo de 2020, todas nuestras oficinas locales están cerradas.
  • El personal de ACT de oficina va a trabajar desde casa. Mientras estamos cerrados, los padres pueden continuar comunicándose con nosotros a través de los números de teléfono locales.
  • Los servicios directos cara a cara de ACT están cancelados temporalmente debido a la crisis de salud. Queremos asegurarnos que nuestras familias y el personal estén seguros.
  • Los servicios continúan a través de telesalud. Nuestros BCBA y coordinadores de programas continúan brindando apoyo a aquellas familias que eligen apoyo a través de telesalud.
  • Los servicios de habilidades sociales pueden tener lugar en línea. Contáctenos en info@act-works.net para más información
  • La integración comunitaria puede continuar teniendo lugar en línea. Contáctenos en info@act-works.net para más información
  • Continuaremos monitoreando las actualizaciones de los CDC y las agencias locales de salud para estar al tanto de los desarrollos en nuestras comunidades y continuaremos compartiendo actualizaciones con usted.