The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand opening of a new clinic serving children and families with autism and other special abilities.
Behavioral Perspective Inc. is now open at 117 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. It offers Applied Behavior Analysis, occupational therapy, speech therapy, school consultation services and parent training/support services.
The firm can be reached through its website, www.bpiaba.com.
Applied Behavior Analysis is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence.
Founder and CEO Candice Gizewski began working with children with autism and other disabilities in 2000.
Gizewski’s work led her to become a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst. In 2010, she founded BPI, serving a small group of families in the Oswego area.
BPI has rapidly grown since those early years, adding many highly trained professionals that help children, families, and school systems thrive. The company now has eight Apple Academy Clinics and home services throughout the Midwest.
The firm says its team is comprised of family members and caregivers, and its work with them is just as crucial as direct work with clients. Programming is individualized – based on the needs, strengths, and priorities of each client and their families.
The company can be found on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.