We are advocates for the child first and work to bridge differences between parents and educators. We engage in individualized education planning, calling on knowledge of evidence-based educational programs, behavioral science, and developmental theory. We combine a developmental perspective with behavior analysis principles and an understanding of autistic learning styles to offer a unique approach to behavior consultation.

Behavior Consultation

  • School visits can be arranged to be pupil-focused, teacher-focused, or program-focused. We have staff available to evaluate the following:
    • Home-based Applied Behavior Analysis programs
    • Preschool and kindergarten programs
    • Elementary special-day classes and inclusion programs
    • Middle and high school classrooms
  • School visits help develop motivational systems, increase attention, and design developmentally-appropriate curricula
  • Behavior consultation can be arranged to consult with parents on behavior challenges, developing adaptive skills, and facilitating social skills
  • We often assist families in managing behavior that interferes with family life, including toileting and bathing, sleeping, eating, and managing anger outbursts

Consultations are billed depending on staffing, ranging from $200 to $300 per hour

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEEs)

  • Under IDEA, schools may offer IEE’s if parents and schools cannot agree on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that will provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), or if parents disagree that the school’s psychoeducational assessment (including educational diagnosis, testing, placement, and service recommendations) may be inappropriate, inaccurate, or incomplete
  • Our expert staff can provide an independent opinion by reviewing records, observing in the school and home, interviewing school staff and parents, and carrying out further psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessment
  • This service is provided by arrangement, and we can provide references to school authorities for whom we have recently completed similar projects

IEEs are billed according to staffing needed. The average IEE will cost approximately $7,000 to $12,000 depending on age of pupil, complexity of assessment, and required travel time

Independent Medical Examination (IMEs)

  • IMEs may include examination of records and patients to evaluate litigation claims of damage. Dr. Siegel, ACNC Executive Director, takes the lead on IMEs and may bring a clinical psychologist or collaborating forensic child psychiatrist as required by the agreed design of the IME

IMEs are billed according to the number of plaintiffs, staffing needs, and extent of record review. Overall cost can be estimated on a case by case basis

ACNC staff in this program