Center for Excellence in Disabilities launches new program for children with developmental and behavioral disorders

Behavior Learning and Intervention Services

Friday, November 9, 2018

The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVUCED) is expanding its programming to offer a new program, Behavior and Learning Intervention Services (BLIS). This program will help children ages 18 months to 21 years old to build communication, daily living, and play skills while decreasing challenging behaviors like tantrums, aggression and self-injury.

“Last year the CED launched an Autism Services program that has been very successful. But, we started getting a lot of calls from parents whose children did not have an autism diagnosis who were interested in the available services. Services driven by the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be beneficial to many diagnoses so we decided to expand the program to serve more children than those on the autism spectrum,” said Kaiti Martin, BCBA, the BLIS program coordinator.

Services available include social skills groups, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, parent training and supports, and one-on-one consultations. For more information, visit or call Kaitlyn Martin, BCBA at 304-293-4692.