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A Mission Driven Organization

Mission:

To improve access to quality treatment of challenging behavior for children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities through partnering with service providers and engaging with parents to improve their ability to recognize and provide quality assessment and treatment of challenging behavior.

Calvin's Story

Calvin Gage has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2011. Since the beginning, Calvin has had a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults with severe aggression, self-injury and other challenging and dangerous behaviors. Calvin began working within the CMH system and writing successful comprehensive behavior treatment plans in 2009 as a part of his graduate assistantship. After completing his masters degree at Western Michigan University, he worked with individuals who were impacted by traumatic brain injury before helping establish the Great Lakes Center’s Intensive Residential Treatment Program. As the founding assistant director, then advancing to the chief administrator, and clinical director, Calvin developed all aspects of the clinical model utilized by the Great Lakes Center’s residential programs. This included intake, assessment, treatment, review and the successful transition home. He has trained numerous BCBAs in the functional assessment process, implementation of functional analysis, and the iterative behavioral treatment process.​

After years of working in a residential setting and gaining experience in a state hospital, Calvin is driven to improve the quality of care to individuals with challenging behavior through supporting other BCBAs and professionals while providing services to those most at risk of being placed in a highly restrictive setting or being hospitalized. 

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