At our Amherst center, we offer a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment. Clinically proven, evidence-based therapy ensures our clients receive the most effective care possible. Our clinicians implement assent- based learning throughout the day to foster a compassionate, person- centered approach to assessment, intervention, and decision- making. And our job doesn’t stop there. We work alongside families to create a full partnership to navigate the often-overwhelming landscape and assist in coordinating care.
Nikki is a Board Certified and licensed Behavior Analyst and is the Managing BCBA at our Amherst, MA, location. She has been with ACP for four years, previously our Managing BCBA at the Danvers, MA, location. Nikki has her Master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Elms College and has been in the ABA field for 12 years. She has worked with a diverse population of individuals ages 2-22 in a variety of settings, including special education, residential, public school, home-based, communication/ deaf school, early childhood, intensive, and center-based settings.
Meet Helena Cruz-Blefeld, the Family Liaison at our Amherst center. Helena received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Youth Work, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has been working in the special education field for over 25 years, specializing in Specialty Services programs and Early Intervention, as a Service Coordinator. Being bilingual in both Spanish and English, Helena has worked in a variety of settings and with a diverse population and continues to serve her community.
Empowering families to reach their potential through early diagnosis and exceptional, innovative, interdisciplinary care.
Transforming lives as a leader in innovative, integrated, and person-centered care.