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COVID-19 

ABAS is closely monitoring COVID-19/Coronavirus and will continue to follow any protocols that are provided by Massachusetts State Government and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

 

January 1, 2021
COVID-19 Status Updates

COVID-19 continues widespread community level transmission in Massachusetts. Our state is now experience a second wave of infections. It’s more important than ever to follow guidance from local, state, and federal officials on how to stop the spread of the virus.

 

 MA COVID-19 Updates and Information

Our clinical teams are continuing to review each case for approval of face-to-face services with waivers.


Our team has been trained on COVID-19 policies and procedures and we have implemented daily pre-screening. Daily monitoring of one’s health and well-being prior to in-home therapy sessions can aid in early detection of infectious disease and help prevent community spread of COVID-19.


As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 situation into 2021, all face-to-face service delivery will continue to be optional for both our client families as well as ABAS employees and will be reviewed for safety on a case-by-case basis.


Of paramount importance to ABAS is safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and clients. For more information on preventing COVID-19, go to cdc.gov, OSHA.gov and who.int.


What you need to know factsheet by the CDC.

CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary


January 1, 2021
Contact Tracing and Permitted Public Health Reporting

The Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sometimes causes confusion and misunderstanding concerning case reporting and the authority of public health officials to conduct public health surveillance and case investigations. With regard to communicable disease surveillance and reporting, HIPAA does not interfere with state public health reporting laws, nor does it prevent access to protected health information (PHI) for public health surveillance, investigations, and interventions.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the under-served in Western Massachusetts with a passionate and highly qualified team. ABAS is dedicated to using the highest standards for effective Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to include professional and ethical behavior and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws related to health, safety, and employment.


At Applied Behavioral Analysis Services, LLC, we take pride in serving the underserved in Western Massachusetts. Our team is here to provide effective ABA in order to help individuals of all ages and developmental levels diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) achieve their fullest potential. This is done by building a strong rapport with families and children and by providing services that include home visits, community outings, childcare/school collaboration, and consultation with the family.


At ABAS we use ABA to target skill acquisition, decrease unwanted behavior, and build a lifelong family and child relationship.

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Jessica
Executive Director

Jessica Chmyzinski, EdS., BCBA, LABA

Jessica Chmyzinski has worked with children of all abilities for the past seventeen years. When her own children were young she ran a child care program for ten years. During that time she earned a BA in early care and education with a concentration in special education from Umass Amherst.

She went on to earn a MS in special education and then an Ed.S. in applied behavior analysis (ABA) with a certificate in autism from Bay Path University. She has been working in public school systems and delivering home-based services for the past seven years.

Her most recent work includes research, implementation, and running a district wide ABA program during the 2016/17 school year for the Pioneer Valley Regional School District (PVRSD).