Chris Smith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Specialist who is skilled in assisting individuals with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, ODD, and other diagnoses. Chris believes in a trauma informed approach to behavioral health, treating every person as an individual with unique lived experiences. Chris is passionate about helping individuals gain new skills and develop prosocial behaviors using a strengths-based approach. He employs evidence-based practices including Social Skills Training, Self Management, Functional Communication Training, Natural Environment Teaching, and Discrete Trial Training. Chris is well practiced in the educational settings having served as administrator overseeing autism support classrooms within a private alternative school, and is skilled at competing Functional Behavior Assessments and consulting on IEPs and school behavior plans. He has spent a great deal of his career providing in-home services including parent and family training, as well as providing more traditional individual and group therapy. He’s also helped design and implement after school and summer treatment programs focusing on building social skills through recreation and play.