The Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction (CABI) announced today that it has received its provisional license to operate as an approved private day school from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This school is a new option for students with autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviors who have persistent difficulties within their public schools in Central Massachusetts. As a result of the recent licensing and approval status, the school is now accepting applications for students ages 6 through 22 who reside in communities within a one hour radius of Worcester.
Jeffrey Robinson, Ph. D. and Brian Doyle, Ed.D., BCBA-D are the founders and directors of the school with over 60 years of cumulative autism and ABA experience. “CABI opened as an unapproved school approximately one year ago after having received the approval of the Worcester School Committee.,” said CABI Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Robinson. “We take pride in providing the highest quality of individualized educational services to our students. We believe that every child has a unique potential to learn and are steadfastly committed to maximizing each student’s potential.”
This new private school was created to address the needs of an underserved population of students by offering an educational option utilizing scientifically based educational treatment for children and young adults with significant educational and behavioral needs. “It’s really the magnitude of the behavioral challenge that will distinguish the students that come to our school,” said Robinson. “Many have been successfully integrated in traditional schools, but some children exhibit significantly interfering behaviors which make it difficult to safely maintain them in a public school.”
The CABI is located at 345 Greenwood Street in Worcester, MA. More information about the school can be found on the Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction’s website at http://www.cabiautism.org or by calling the school directly at (508) 363-0201.