The Center for Applied Behavioral Instruction (CABI) is a private special education day school for students with autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviors. We are licensed and approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to serve students aged 6 through 22. Jeffrey Robinson, Ph. D. and Brian Doyle, Ed.D., BCBA-D are the founders and directors of the school with over 60 years of cumulative autism and ABA experience. Drs. Robinson and Doyle utilize a hands-on approach to the operation of the school and education of the students. They provide direct supervision of all academic and behavioral instruction developed and implemented by the highly credentialed staff.
CABI is located at 345 Greenwood Street in Worcester, MA. If you have questions about our school please visit www.cabiautism.org or call 508-363-0201.
CABI employs applied behavior analysis as its instructional methodology. We believe only scientifically validated procedures should be used to educate children with autism. CABI’s mission is to provide best practice behavioral and educational services to children with autism spectrum disorder. We believe that every child has the unique potential to grow and develop skills that will lead to a more independent and fulfilling life. CABI staff is committed to maximizing each student’s potential.
Prior to enrolling in CABI, each student had experienced difficulty learning the requisite skills and behaviors to be successful in their local public school. Our staff seeks to reverse that negative learning experience by identifying the variables that promote each student’s success. Our teachers creatively and differentially arrange academically stimulating and challenging content. Our behavior analysts use assessment procedures to identify the antecedent and reinforcement conditions that promote individual student learning. We strive to provide the highest quality of individualized educational services to our students.
We provide an intensive educational experience for our students. Our teacher to direct staff to student ratio is 1:4:8. This 1:2 ratio ensures that our students are maximally engaged in academic content throughout the school day.
Our CABI staff is highly experienced and credentialed. The aggregate experience of Drs. Robinson and Doyle provides an unparalleled level of direct clinical and educational oversight to the school. Our classroom teachers are dually licensed holding both a special education intensive special needs certification and Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA). CABI employs two additional Board Certified Behavior Analysts who provide clinical support and consultation. Our highly trained direct staff have all received their Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential through Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or are in process. The pre-service training program combines a 40 hour on-line RBT training program through Relias Learning with an applied experience model.
Ancillary Services: CABI provides direct service and consultation by appropriately credentialed and state licensed professionals. Our Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Registered Nurse are on-site and available to provide IEP services on a daily basis. A licensed Clinical Psychologist and Physical Therapist are available for direct and consultative services on an as needed basis.
Special Education Director
Speech Language Pathologist