The behavior solutions team strives to decrease disruptive or inappropriate behaviors and increase skills needed for success in the home, school, workplace, and community. Our behavior consultants have master’s degrees and are trained to develop individualized plans to help turn challenging behaviors around.
In comparing Easterseals Arc’s behavioral solutions to other programs or providers, here are some things to consider:
Qualifications: Our behavior consultants have master’s degrees in special education, school counseling, mental health counseling or social work.
Service Area: We offer behavioral services in Allen County and surrounding counties.
Accreditation: Behavior Solutions is a CARF-accredited program.
For more information about behavioral services, please contact Aimee Green, our intake and transition specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.
The Autism Family Supports Program serves Anthem members enrolled in Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana, and Hoosier Care Connect plans. The program provides enhanced care coordination for children and school-age youths with autism. Our staff will help eligible Anthem members identify and connect with autism resources, care, and support services. Click here for additional information
Prior to joining the Easterseals Arc team, Pat worked as a guidance counselor for Fort Wayne Community Schools. Her background includes working with children, parents and older adults with a variety of issues. She has worked with clients who have intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and mental health issues as well as individuals who have been abused and neglected. She has experience in both individual and group therapy. Pat has a master’s degree in education and is pursuing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
Toni retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools in June 2016. Her 39-year career in special education included the last 18 years as a Special Education Consultation Teacher and Resource Teacher for the special education department in Fort Wayne Community Schools. In that role, she provided training to the special education teachers at the middle school level as well as training paraprofessionals who worked with the special education teachers and special needs students. She also served on the Autism Team for the special education department.
Heather graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in special education specializing in emotional disabilities and early childhood; she also earned a master's degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching special education students at the elementary, middle and high school levels for Adams-Wells Special Services, Northwest Allen County Schools, and Fort Wayne Community Schools. During her career, she has taught students with mental illness, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and other health impairments. She has extensive experience developing and implementing behavior plans as well as assisting students to generalize social skills across settings in the school environment.
Eva graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a master's degree in special education, specializing in emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficits including those with hyperactivity, and guidance counseling. She also has studied under Cathy Pratt, autism specialist, and Carol Gray, author/developer of Social Stories. She has more than 36 years of experience working with special education students at the elementary, middle and high school levels, at Forest Hospital in Des Plaines, Ill.; St. Joseph County Intermediate School System; Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative; and Fort Wayne Community Schools. During her career she has worked as a special education teacher and a behavior consultant. Her students have included those with behavior and emotional disabilities, autism, mental illness, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, and other health impairments. She not only has experience developing and implementing behavior plans, but also with assisting students to develop or improve their social skills across settings.
Joyce graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree and worked at Park Center on the inpatient unit and the continuous treatment team. While working there she helped adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness develop personal goals as great citizens in society while being empowered to do great works in the world. Joyce has experience working with individuals with borderline personality disorder as well as victims of sexual abuse and other trauma. Joyce received her master’s degree in educational counseling from IPFW. She has been a school counselor for more than 27 years and has experience working with special education students, including individuals with autism, mental illness, intellectual disabilities, emotional disabilities, developmental delays and other mental impairments. Joyce has extensive experience in helping adults and students regulating their feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Joyce earned a second master’s degree in educational leadership from IPFW to better enhance the work she does for parents, teachers, guardians, and students on all levels.