Autism Spectrum Therapies to Expand Services to Baton Rouge Under the Guidance of New Orleans Native

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Growing up in New Orleans made a lasting impression on Rebecca Mandal-Blasio and now she is looking to make a lasting impression on the Baton Rouge autism community.

Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, PhD, BCBA-D

We are passionate about the difference ABA makes in the lives of the kids we serve and are also committed to partnering with great local parent groups, who do amazing work to support families.

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), an agency that provides comprehensive autism services, began serving New Orleans in 2011 and is now expanding to Baton Rouge. AST provides support for individuals with autism from infancy through adulthood, as well as their parents, families, schools, and communities.

Celebrating 15 years of serving the autism community and 5 years in Louisiana, AST has established itself as a trusted provider of ABA and an asset to the New Orleans community.

AST's Clinical Director, Rebecca Mandal-Blasio has been a powerful force in the New Orleans autism community, helping to build an extraordinary team that provides in-home and clinic-based ABA services. Rebecca is also well known for her efforts to collaborate with parents and parent groups in the community. “We are passionate about the difference ABA makes in the lives of the kids we serve and are also committed to partnering with great local parent groups, who do amazing work to support families.“ Jamie Tindle, Executive Director of Families Helping Families of Baton Rouge had this to share, “This is an exciting time for the autism community in Baton Rouge. Given the limited resources for ABA, gaining AST as a provider is a great benefit for our families.” AST's newest office is located at 10000 Celtic Drive, Suite 802 Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

AST is also celebrating the opening of the AST Learning Center in New Orleans. Headed by Santino LoVullo, PhD, BCBA, the AST Learning Center was created to provide one-on-one support to children 18 mo to 5 years of age. To learn more about AST's programs in New Orleans & Baton Rouge, call (866)727-8274.

About Autism Spectrum Therapies:
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is in its 15th year of serving the autism community and is committed to helping children succeed in school and in life. Rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the strongest and broadest evidence-based approach, AST offers the most clinically appropriate and effective services within a family-friendly environment to infants, children and adults. Working in families’ homes, communities, and schools, AST addresses all developmental needs, including language development, social skills, and building independence across the lifespan. Employing the finest clinicians including an unmatched number of Ph.D.’s and over 60 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, AST continues to grow nationally in applied clinical and research communities. Explore our website, http://www.autismtherapies.com, and discover how Autism Spectrum Therapies is helping individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

AST is part of the Learn It family of companies, helping children succeed in school and life. Learn more about our companies at http://www.learnitsystems.com/family

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