Providing high quality Applied Behavior Analysis services – with a personal touch.

Was your child recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Is your child diagnosed with a Developmental Disability AND:

  • Are you in need of support and strategies to help you connect with your child?
  • Are you struggling with your child’s challenging behaviors at home?
  • Is your child unable to engage academically?
  • Would you like your child to acquire social, communication, occupational, or other significant skills?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we would love to discuss with you how ABA therapy might help your child to achieve meaningful behavior change. 

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Our Mission

“A human being is a single being. Unique and unrepeatable” – Eileen Caddy

At Wild Sun Behavioral Services we strive to meet the individual where they are.  We believe that what makes each of us unique is what makes us great, however, problem behaviors can limit one’s potential, cause harm, put a strain on family dynamics, limit social development, and challenge access to an optimal education.

We invite you to let us assist in extinguishing your child’s problem behaviors as well as to support them in developing socially significant skills.

Through the use of scientifically-proven assessment and treatment strategies, we will guide and support your child along their path to meeting their full potential.  Our unique approach allows us to focus on your child’s behaviors, while simultaneously teaching you the strategies and techniques necessary to create more ease in your daily life.

 

In-Home Services

Wild Sun Behavioral Services’ in-home division serves clients in their home and community environment. Treatment is centered around all domains in which a client displays deficits. The treatment team establishes meaningful goals, teaches the necessary skills, tracks progress, and then plans for generalization. This service may also include parent training. 

  • Services for school-aged children through adulthood
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 1:1 ratio
  • Community/home-based behavior treatment
  • Individualized programming and instruction
  • Parent training, support and participation

Early Intervention ABA Clinic

Do you have a child who has been diagnosed with Autism or a developmental disability?

Are you looking for an early intervention program tailored to preparing your child to enter the school system?

Would your child benefit from individualized support on a daily basis in a group setting?


Wild Sun Behavioral Services’ Early Intervention Clinic is located in historic downtown Erie, Colorado 

Learn the skills necessary to reduce challenging behavior, increase communication, and prepare for school readiness. Children learn through play and exploring in their environment. Many preschools are set up to engage children in play. However, many children with autism and other developmental disabilities must first learn play/imitation/social skills and observational learning in order to develop kindergarten readiness skills. We are here to provide individualized learning and parent training to support your child and the entire family through our Early Intervention ABA Clinic.

Our Program

  • For children ages 18 months – 6 years
  • Morning and afternoon session offerings
  • Small group sizes
  • 1:1 ratio
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Parent training and support

 Areas of Focus:

  • Naturalistic teaching
  • School readiness
  • Social skills, activities of daily living, receptive/expressive language training, play/leisure skills

Clinical Staff:

All assessment, treatment plan development, and program supervision is conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Treatment implementation and client support is conducted by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

Next Steps

Contact us via email at wildsun@protonmail.com or call (720) 849-2668 to further discuss enrollment with our Executive Director, Daniel Kurty, BCBA.


 

Our Team

Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 10.37.53 AMDANIEL KURTY, M.ED, BCBA
Founder/Executive Director/Behavior Analyst

After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education, Dan began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012.  He has a passion for working with youth and their caregivers to support the learning and developmental processes.

In 2014 Dan relocated to the US Virgin Islands in order to establish the first ABA program for children in the territory (St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix).  The program is now flourishing and serving over fifty children in the territory.

Over the course of his career in ABA Dan has worked for a variety of organizations and has discovered that the field is in need of an increased standard of care. Through Wild Sun Behavioral Services he intends to provide more direct ABA services to clients, provide greater supervision to behavioral technicians, hire highly qualified therapists, and focus on training and supporting parents and caretakers.

Dan’s ultimate goal is to shift the ABA paradigm.


MR TOM.jpgThomas Rudd, Ed.S., BCBA

Thomas received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Norwich University. He has the unique experience of studying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) through Florida Institute of Technology while obtaining his Master of Education degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Thomas pursued his Education Specialist degree with an emphasis in special education curriculum and instruction from Liberty University. Prior to graduate studies, his passion for teaching was revealed as an instructor in jiu-jitsu and Shuri-ryu martial arts academies.

Thomas has worked as a behavioral consultant for public and private schools in Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington. Thomas has harnessed the principles of ABA to create significant behavioral and academic outcomes while employed as an Interventionist and Dean of Student Affairs.

He enjoys working with teachers and parents in a collaborative effort to see socially-significant changes in behavior and academics. His areas of interest include verbal behavior, generalizable social skills, and mathematics. Thomas also enjoys spending time with his two silly dogs, “Rook” and “Jett.”


Taylor Combs, BSTaylor
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Taylor is originally from the mountains of North Carolina where she received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Winston-Salem State University. For years Taylor has been passionate about working with individuals of all abilities; she really makes an effort to improve the quality of life of those around her. Throughout her college career and internship with Boulder Parks and Recreation EXPAND, Taylor has had the opportunity to work with children and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. In her free time she enjoys hiking, yoga, skiing and traveling.


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Ariana Blasone, BS
Behavior Therapist

Ariana was born and raised in Westchester, New York. She began college at SUNY Potsdam and shortly transferred to the University of Northern Colorado after falling in love with Colorado and the programs offered. She graduated with a BS in Sociology, which gave her a great skillset to work with individuals with varying abilities in all walks of life. Her passion for working with individuals in a therapeutic environment, and years of working with children has led her to pursue her work at Wild Sun. In her free time she enjoys doing yoga, snowboarding, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.


screen shot 2019-01-14 at 12.37.08 pmRachel Bruening, MS
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Rachel grew up in Bend, Oregon and moved to Thornton, Colorado at 17. Rachel was placed in a program in high school that allowed her to work with students with special needs. This placement inspired Rachel to pursue a career in special education. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2014 from UNC where she majored in K-12 special education. She then completed her Master’s degree in 2016 from Grand Canyon University where she majored in Autism. Rachel completed her RBT certificate in June of 2018 and finished her ABA classes at UNC in December of 2018.

Rachel is currently on her 5th year of teaching special education at the high school level. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching sports, running, playing with her puppy, and baking.


c75cad71-c994-42c7-a919-0aeaa2ea5354Giles Talley, BA
Behavior Therapist

Giles was born in central Florida, but for the most part grew up in Longmont, Co. He attended CU Boulder and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2015. After graduation, youth mentoring led to his work with Boulder Parks and Rec’s EXPAND inclusion programs. He then worked in Boulder’s Attention Homes – a runaway and homeless youth shelter for adolescents. He worked as a direct care counselor and activities coordinator.

After a few years he wanted to try something different and began his work with the school district. On the side, he also works at Square State Skate, conducting camps, lessons, clubs, and all types of fun skateboard-oriented outings. He is currently a behavior coach at Sunset Middle School and is excited to further himself with Wild Sun!

He currently lives in Broomfield, and in his free time he loves to take his dog on adventures, skateboard, snowboard, and look for new adventures.


 

FAQs

WHERE ARE SERVICES PROVIDED?

We provide services either in the client’s home and community settings (ie. school, recreational locations, stores, etc), at our clinic, or a combination of the two.  This flexibility in treatment location lends itself well to providing services on a regular basis and tends to be more manageable for the family.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM ABA SERVICES?

You can expect a functional behavior assessment to be conducted that will outline hypothesized function(s) of problem behavior.  With this information we will create a behavior plan that will include: treatment goals, implementation strategies, and recommended service hours.

Each client presents a unique situation and therefore service recommendations can vary from single consultation services to 40 hours per week of direct service.

A progress report will be completed every six months to evaluate the client’s response to treatment, update goals, and modify treatment recommendations as necessary.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “DIRECT” AND “CONSULTATION” SERVICES?

Consultation services are indirect services focused primarily on caregiver training and support.  We strive to provide the stakeholders with the skills necessary to implement the recommended strategies to modify the client’s behavior.  This service includes an assessment and treatment plan, which is intended to be implemented directly by those closest to the client, rather than a behavior technician.

Direct services begin with an assessment of the individual’s problem behavior.  We then develop a behavior plan to meet the family/stakeholder’s individual needs.  From there we provide extensive training implementation and data collection as well as an ongoing analysis of behavior and parent training.

HOW LONG WILL YOU BE WORKING WITH MY CHILD?

This answer varies significantly depending on your particular situation (including the target behavior, the severity of the behavior, and the commitment of the caregivers).  For some clients, behavior change can occur as quickly as six months.  Other clients may require ongoing treatment to continually develop skills and reduce problem behaviors as new challenges present themselves in their ever-changing world.

WHAT TYPES OF BEHAVIORS DO YOU ADDRESS? 

Some of the typical behaviors we address are: aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, off-task behaviors, academic engagement issues, disruptive behaviors, and repetitious behaviors/speech patterns, among others.

In addition to behavior reduction, we also work on skill acquisition (ie. communication/social/daily living skills, academic goals, and other adaptive behaviors).

WHAT INSURANCES DO YOU ACCEPT? 

We currently accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare, Cigna, United Healthcare, and Medicaid.

If insurance does not cover ABA services for you, we are happy to discuss sliding scale options for private pay.

Contact Us

Contact us to schedule a consultation or to hear more about Wild Sun Behavioral Services.