Autism Treatment Track :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Autism Treatment Track (ATT)

APPIC Program Match Number: 150916
Number of Internship Positions: 2

Anya M. Froelich, PsyD, BCBA, COBA
Track Director
Email: Anya.Froelich@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 355-7500

The Autism Treatment Track (ATT) is dedicated to training focused on the treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Training includes treatment, assessment and advocacy experiences, all of which are based on a foundation of evidenced-based and family-centered care. Traditional supervision, group didactics, case conferences, and a professional development series are included in the training year. Clinical work is primarily conducted through the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD), but often takes place in home, community, and school settings.  

Treatment

Treatment experiences throughout the internship year are varied and include a range of behavioral intervention services; intervention for severe problem behavior; school consultation; individual counseling; and group services with youth with ASD and their families.
 
Primary, year-long, treatment experiences are conducted within Behavioral Intervention and High-Functioning Autism rotations.  A secondary, 6-month, rotation is chosen between Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) and Severe Problem Behavior. Interaction and collaboration with other therapeutic providers (e.g. behavioral intervention aides, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, post-doctoral fellows, speech therapists, physicians) and educational personnel are involved with treatment experiences.  

Assessment

The intern is involved in initial assessment to identify a client’s needs and to inform treatment recommendations accordingly. Standardized psychological assessments are also conducted to track a client’s progress in treatment and document a client’s current level of functioning.  Additionally, a 6-month rotation with the Child Development Center provides training and experience with interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations with children suspected of autism or developmental delay.

Advocacy

Advocacy work is central to the services offered at CASD.  The intern will participate in advocacy through attending client IEP meetings, making school visits on a client’s behalf, assisting with or leading community trainings, and participating in community outreach events.

Hours

The ATT intern works five days per week with the potential for an occasional weekend responsibility related to EIBI start-up services or community outreach events.  There is no “on call” coverage.  The ATT intern will typically work 40-50 hours per week.
 
Autism Treatment Track (ATT)
Sample Weekly Schedule
Activity Hours
Behavioral Intervention Treatment 5-7
High Functioning ASD Treatment 5-7
Secondary Rotation 5-7
Case Management / Report Writing 14-16
Supervision 3-4
Educational Seminars 4-5
Administration / Staff Meetings 4
Hours Weekly 40-50
 
 

CASD Faculty

All CASD faculty are responsible for training and supervising the intern.  Supervision includes clinical supervision, mentoring, and/or didactic training.

Successful Applicants

Invitations to interview for the ATT position will be extended to applicants who typically have the following:
  • Prior work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/developmental disability
  • Behavioral therapy/Parent Training experience
  • Prior work with families and community collaboration
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