PBJ & Friends
Behavioral Health Center
For Children With Autism
About PBJ & Friends
Hi, we are the Juber Family! We are so excited to embark on this journey with you. The services that we provide at PBJ & Friends are dear to our heart and became an inspiration to our family when our son, Tyson, was born. At birth, Tyson was diagnosed with Hemimegalencephaly. After hundreds of seizures, he had two brain surgeries and a shunt was placed due to hydrocephalus.
At the age of 8, Tyson was also diagnosed with Autism. During that time, we were introduced to applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, which would change our world. Tyson is now 14 years old and the light of our lives.
Thoughts From Our Community
Individual Care for Those With Individual Needs
PBJ & Friends is committed to providing behavioral health services that are tailored to your child and family’s needs. We know that
every family has unique dynamics that require specific supports and services. Our clinicians and staff are trained and skilled in
delivering Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in ways that are meaningful and impactful to your child and family. Some of the
benefits of our program include:
A focus on socially significant goals
Your child’s specific treatment plan will be centered around your family’s needs and goals for inclusiveness, which is a result of the direct input from the family as part of the assessment process. This results in setting goals that are specifically created to allow your child to be successful, within their capacity, in common environments. If it matters to you, it matters to us!
A caring support system
Each client is assigned an experienced clinician (certified BCBA) who will be your partner and point of contact throughout your services here at PBJ & Friends. Your team will also include wonderful staff that is trained as Registered Behavior Technicians who will be directly involved in your child’s treatment sessions. Part of our training includes the mental mindset of a judgment-free approach to each family’s circumstances and situation, assuring that all members of the team feel comfortable, informed, and supported.
Training and ongoing support
Our certified clinicians will walk you through your child’s individualized program and provide training to help you become an active partner in services, and feel confident in utilizing these skills even when the clinicians and technicians are not with you. The clinicians will also evaluate your child’s progress on a regular basis and keep you informed of adjustments and ongoing mastery of skills. This fosters a necessary partnership that will yield the best possible outcomes.
Who We serve
We serve children on the autism spectrum, and empower them to reach their full potential. We use treatments including early intervention therapy and social skills groups, always implementing a 1:1 treatment ratio with their behavior technician.
Children with varying and multiple diagnoses are often in our services, including co-diagnoses of ADHD, anxiety, depression, to name a few. We serve children as young as 18 months, up to 18 years old.
Depending on the need, services may be offered in the home, school, center, or a mixture of these environments.
How It Works - Getting to Know Your Child
The process begins with a comprehensive assessment including extensive input from parents/caregivers, detailing the history, background, medical, and other helpful information. Challenging behaviors and skills deficits are identified to guide the treatment process and help create a treatment plan that is individualized and unique.
If your child exhibits challenging behaviors, know that you’re not alone. This is why we are here! Together we will collaborate and determine areas of most significance where interventions will be most effective.
As we progress through treatment, ongoing mutual communication will be critical to understanding any changes or new concerns, so we can continue to modify and adjust treatment goals and interventions as needed.