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Elevated Kids is a BCBA-owned company that specializes in a naturalistic, play-based approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for toddlers​ and young children (ages 0-8) diagnosed with ​Autism or other developmental delays. This evidence-based approach to ABA is called Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) and is considered best practice for young children diagnosed with Autism, combining the principles of both ABA and developmental science to support a range of areas in child development, with the hallmark of the intervention focused on parent coaching. Elevated Kids is driven by compassion, integrity, and a strong commitment that each child and family deserves the absolute best care.

Our goal is to meet children and parents exactly where they are and provide appropriate tools and strategies to be successful throughout their own naturally occurring daily routines. With the emphasis on developmentally appropriate child-centered goals and activities, Elevated Kids' NDBI and neurodiversity-affirming approach to care focuses on following the child's lead, capturing individual strengths, and connecting through play and social interactions to create natural learning opportunities to help children grow in their development and also in their self-confidence.

Amberly Caballero is the Founder and CEO of Elevated Kids, a company specializing in a naturalistic, play-based approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) called Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI), specifically for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Autism or other developmental delays. Amberly oversees the clinical direction and vision of the company and provides ongoing clinical training and support to clinical teams across PA, NJ, NY, and TX. Amberly is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS) who has worked in the field of Autism and developmental delays for over 22 years. Amberly has dedicated her career to early identification of Autism and the subsequent early start of effective, evidence-based intervention. In addition to a Master's Degree in Science of Education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Temple University and Board Certification in Behavior Analysis, Amberly received post-graduate clinical training and certification in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) from Widener University, a post-baccalaureate premedical certification from Drexel University College of Medicine, training in Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBI), including Project ImPACT (evidence-based NDBI program and parent coaching curriculum), and clinical diagnostic training at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition) to evaluate for Autism and help provide an accurate diagnosis to promote access to appropriate early intervention services without delay. 

Recognizing the significant need for developmentally appropriate and effective intervention for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Autism, Amberly started Elevated Kids in 2018 to provide the highest quality, most effective, evidence-based care available for families. Amberly's current focus is on advancing the understanding, dissemination, and implementation of NDBI for children diagnosed with Autism, as demonstrated through her commitment to research, applied work, systems of intervention across a growing organization, and the highest quality of care for families.

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