YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Autism Learning          **2016 Autism & ALL Expo Table ** 
Contact: Christina Hickey
Blue Ash YMCA
8920 Cheviot Rd. 
Cincinnati, OH 45251 
513-791-5000 ext. 2681 (P)
Email: chickey@cincinnatiymca.org 
Web: www.myy.org 
At the Autism Learning Center, we have Board Certified Behavior Analysts on staff who create individualized treatment plans based on various assessments we conduct, parent input, and your child’s IEP.  We collaborate with our SLP and OT on how to implement goals identified on the treatment plan.  Our Behavior Therapists and Registered Behavior Technicians then implement the treatment plan continuously throughout the day and across all environments. 

While in our program, your child will receive 1 ½ hours of 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis daily, SLP and OT weekly, as indicated on your child’s IEP, and BCBA consultation.  Behavior Therapists and Registered Behavior Technician’s create lesson plans, including various activities such as fine motor, gross motor, sensory, crafts, social skills, and swimming that they work on with the children throughout the day when they are not receiving therapy.  This occurs at a 2:1 student to staff ratio. 

We also offer an inclusion program for children to participate in a neuro-typical preschool classroom.  There is a 3:1 student to staff ratio in the class.  The therapist acts as an aid in the classroom.  Children in this program work on social skills and following classroom directions from the teacher.  In the afternoon, we have a Kindergarten prep class.  The therapist conducts circle time and has various stations set up to work on pre-academics in a more individualized manner.  Children involved in this program receive the same services as listed above. We accept the Ohio Autism Scholarship, private insurance, and Child Care Vouchers. Program Hours: 8am-3pm M-F Now a Year-Round Program!!

Yoga and Mindfulness for Everyone
**2017 Breakout Session**  
Contact:Melanie Higgins, MHS, OTR/L, CYT

Kid Power Therapy Services
5989 Meijer Dr. #4
Milford, OH 45150

Whether you are an experienced yogi or one of the many "yoga-curious", this informative and experiential session will help demystify yoga and mindfulness, and leave you with simple practices for adults and children alike.  

This session provides an introduction to these practices along with their countless mind-body benefits and how they might be used in a home, clinic, or school setting, for both the caregiver and the care receiver.   Participants are invited to take part in a variety of simple yoga and mindfulness based practices, no mats or special clothing required, just a willingness to maybe try something new.  

Melanie is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and an occupational therapist with a Master of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy.  She is a self-proclaimed wellness enthusiast and lover of all things yoga.  She is also a wife and mom who seeks balance in life through yoga.  Her personal motto is "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." C.G. Jung.

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