Horizon Behavioral Consulting was founded in February 2016 by Kiley Ramer, a local BCBA who recognized the need for adolescent social skills groups for children in the community diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At that time, there were limited options available for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy providers, and Kiley saw an opportunity to make a positive impact on the community by providing much-needed support and services. From the very beginning, Horizon has been dedicated to filling the need for family support and autism services. What started as a social skills group has grown into a comprehensive ABA service delivering one-on-one therapy, weekly parent training, and monthly family support groups. Horizon Behavioral Consulting has a team of exceptional staff who are compassionate and caring. The clinical team at Horizon works with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging in age from 1-18 years old. The team consists of full-time Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) who have experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a variety of settings including public and private schools, in-home, in the community, and center-based programs. In addition to BCBA's, the clinical team also includes a Clinical Director, Licensed Social Workers (LSWs), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). Together, they work to ensure that every child receives exceptional autism services tailored to their individual needs. The team remains dedicated to providing high-quality, evidence-based services to families in our community.
Behind The Name
Our clinical director is responsible for recruiting new staff and providing ongoing leadership development trainings for BCBAs and therapists. The clinical director spends a majority of their time completing performance evaluations, assisting in the execution, auditing, and on-going continuous review of clinical documentation to ensure program outcomes. Our clinical director meets with new families to give tours of our facility, completes child intake assessment, and assists BCBAs in parent trainings.
The BCBA's responsibilities include conducting intake assessments, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), creating individualized treatment goals, and training therapists to implement your child’s specific programs. Our BCBA’s spend the majority of their time supervising registered behavior technicians' implementation of programs and behavior modification protocols to ensure high-quality treatment is maintained. During the supervision process, BCBAs analyze data to measure progress and make goal revisions accordingly to keep your child’s program moving forward. Our BCBAs will conduct parent training to share the evidence-based principles and strategies to ensure the carryover of your child's skills in multiple settings. Our parent training will include a hands-on experience for caregivers to navigate the implementation of techniques and strategies guided by our team of clinicians with your child directly.
Licensed Social Worker
The Licensed Social Workers (LSW’s) responsibilities include assisting in conducting intake assessments, being a point of contact for families seeking services, and providing consultation services to current and prospective families seeking community and medical/mental health resources. LSW’s help all our families complete the Medicaid BDDS waiver application and make sure they are aware of the benefits it provides both short-term and long-term. Our LSW’s also provide support and coordinate training to our Registered Behavior Technicians to ensure the best possible care to clients and their families which includes training for CPR/First Aid and HIPAA compliance.
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)
Our team of Registered Behavior Technicians have undergone rigorous training, including 80 hours of ABA training as well as QBS Safety Care and CPR/First Aid certification, to ensure a safe and supportive environment for our learners. Each RBT is a dedicated professional committed to teaching in a way that meets the needs of each individual learner. Throughout the day, our RBTs engage in naturalistic teaching techniques to maximize participation and learning. They also lead immersive music and circle time groups, as well as fun arts and crafts activities, to create an engaging and enjoyable atmosphere.
Mission and Values
At Horizon Behavioral Consulting, our goal is that every child has a way to communicate their wants and needs through a form of language that best suits them. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of families who are raising children with special needs by making sure parents/guardians are as involved as possible every step of the way. Our vision is to provide guidance, education, tools, and behavioral support to help families navigate through the complexities of this journey.