Angela Saturno, program manager of Children's At-Home Residential Habilitation Services at Enable, recently qualified as a board certified assistant behavior analyst.
Behavior Analysis is a tool to help children with autism and their families work on developing socially significant skills and changing any behavioral issues. In order to obtain this certification, Saturno took classes through the Florida Institute of Technology and sat for an exam. She also accumulated more than 1,000 hours of work under the supervision of Hilary Marketta, a board certified behavior analyst.
Saturno looks forward to creating parent and staff training exercises that have a basis in effective and tangible treatments.
"I will work with others in the community to bring the principles of learning to the forefront of the Central New York Area. It is a lifelong commitment to helping others discover how independent they can be," she said.
Saturno, of Baldwinsville, is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and has been employed by Enable since 2002.
Since 1948, Enable's mission has been to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental or physical disabilities through an array of services. Each year they provide assessment, training, therapy and support for over 1,600 children and adults with disabilities and their families. Enable empowers people with disabilities to achieve their goals at home, school, work and play. For more information, call 455-7591 or visit Enable's Web site at enablecny.org.