Anahita P. Renner, M.A., B.C.B.A. founded Autism Interventions and Resources, Inc. (AIR) in 2003. Anahita began providing behavioral intervention services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in 1995 at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) while attending the University of California, Irvine (UCI) working on her Bachelors degree in Psychology. She continued to work with many families throughout the Orange County area during her undergraduate years and it was here that she discovered a passion for working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, along with other developmental disabilities, and set forth on an educational path that would allow her to pursue a career in the field.
After being awarded her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior she attended graduate school at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, and continued to gain more experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. She worked as both a Senior Therapist and Case Supervisor at CARD and after being awarded a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, she completed extensive graduate coursework in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Nevada, completing a supervised mentorship during which a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis provided supervision over her ABA services.
Anahita founded Autism Interventions and Resources in response to the growing need for ABA service providers dedicated to providing high quality services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities such as Down's Syndrome, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy, PDD-NOS, amongst others. Anahita has devoted her time and energy to ensure that the services that she and her clinical staff provides are based upon the most current methods of Applied Behavior Analysis and are of the highest quality available. She has developed a behavioral and educational curriculum that is based upon efficacious methodologies, addresses the specific needs of children with developmental disabilities, and that combines the primary principles of Discrete Trials Training, Verbal Behavior, Natural Environment Training, in addition to other methodologies, that have been proven to be successful in the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.
"Each child has a unique way of learning. It is our responsibility to teach children in a way that will optimize their learning process. Once we have done this, our children will grow to heights beyond what we ever expected." (Anahita P. Renner, 2004).
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Ryan L. Renner, M.S., M.A,. B.C.B.A., began working with AIR in 2003 aiding the Clinical Director with the development of an organizational structure focused on extensive staff trainings, positive work environment and high quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs. Prior to joining AIR, Ryan studied Experimental Condensed Matter Physics in both his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University and his graduate work at the University of California, Irvine. During this graduate work he taught physics while publishing and formally presenting the results of his research. This educational base in experimental science set the stage to further his graduate education in Human Behavior as well as Applied Behavior Analysis, the application of the science of behaviorism, at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Case Supervisors at AIR are responsible for developing and monitoring each client's behavioral program. They have been extensively trained and receive ongoing supervision from AIR's Clinical Director, Anahita P. Renner, MA, BCBA. Case Supervisors conduct clinic meetings, observe clients across all settings, attend IEP meetings, provide supervision and ongoing training to Behavior Interventionists, and ensure that children are progressing in their programs. Each Case Supervisor has either a Master's degree or PhD in a social science or education related field. They meet the standards of the California Department of Education and the Regional Centers of California.
Behavior Interventionists work 1:1 with clients across home, school, and community settings. They must complete an extensive lecture and field trainings and pass field and written exams before working with AIR clients. They are motivated and dedicated to making a difference in these children's lives. AIR Behavior Interventionists meet standards of the California Department of Education and the Regional Centers of California.