Charleston, S.C. (August 26, 2013) — Early Autism Project, Inc., (EAP), a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders, has named Stephanie Burgess director of an EAP clinic scheduled to open in Charleston this September.
EAP provides services to children and families across the country, and it offers military families comprehensive, TRICARE-approved services at or near their bases. EAP is currently accepting new clients in the Charleston area for in-home and in-school services. The new clinic will be located at 1123 Queensborough Drive.
Burgess, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), has provided ABA services since 1996. She joined EAP in 1997 and most recently served as Low Country Regional Coordinator, a position in which she provided program development, training and supervisory services for families and school districts in South Carolina.
“Stephanie’s extensive ABA training and years of experience working with children have made her a tremendous resource to children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders and to their families,” said EAP co-founder Ann Eldridge. “Stephanie will provide EAP’s Charleston families the support, education and training that will make the greatest possible positive impact on the lives of their children.”
Before she joined EAP, Burgess was director of a Supervised Independent Living Program for foster children. She is a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) provider and a certified provider for Fast ForWord, an online reading intervention program. She earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology, and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Carolina.
EAP provides ABA therapy, which is widely recognized as an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism and is covered by many private and government insurance providers, including TRICARE, for children between the ages of 20 months and 21 years who have an autism spectrum disorder. EAP provides comprehensive services to children and their families in their homes, in EAP clinics, in schools and at or near military bases throughout the country. For more information, visitwww.earlyautismproject.com.