About

Our Mission New Way Day Services is dedicated to enriching the lives of our patients and their families. Working closely with the family and direct care staff to assist them in achieving the highest level of independence and community integration. We have been successful on improving the quality of life of our patients by utilizing the many facets of behavior analysis such as Decelerative Procedures, Verbal Behavior Therapy, Natural Environment Teaching, Discrete Trial Training, Social Skills Training and Parent Training.

Services

New Way Day Services provides Behavior Analysis, Behavior Assistant, Residential Habilitation, and Specialized Mental Health Services through the Developmental Disabilities Waiver. We also provide these services to the community privately.   Applied Behavior Analysis The ABA approach teaches social, motor and verbal behaviors as well as reasoning skills. This treatment is effective in teaching behaviors to children with Autism. ABA uses behavioral observation and positive reinforcement and or prompting to teach each step of behaviors.   Behavior Analysis Our primary focus is assisting consumers with developmental delays who exhibit behavioral challenges.   Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training This training is now required. Begin by logging in to QuizStar by clicking here. Make an account, click search classes and type in "Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training" into the first text box. Click "Keyword Search". Scroll down the list to "Registered Behavior Technician Training" and check the checkbox, continue to scroll down and click "Register". Once the instructor accepts your registration, you will have access to the class materials.   Mental Health Services New Way Day Services, Inc. offers Specialized Mental Health Services privately and through the Medicaid Waiver program. Our therapists are licensed in the State of Florida and have an array of experience with Persons with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities. They work closely with the clients, their families, and all support staff in order to assure that all aspects of care are met comprehensively.   Behavior Assistant One-to-one service which provides direct training to the consumer as well as the family and direct care provider.   Residential Habilitation Like Behavior Assistant is one-to-one service which provides direct training to the consumer as well as the family and direct care provider.   Community Training Available to private entities such as Day Cares, Schools and Private Residence.

Autism Information

Below are some useful links for understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder as a whole as well as information regarding behavioral therapy.   Autism Resources Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/ Autism Society http://www.autism-society.org/ Autism PDD http://www.autism-pdd.net/ Autism Connections http://autismconnectionsmiami.com/ Deli Immune Research http://www.delimmune.com/research/improvements-in-gastrointestinal-symptoms-among-children-with-autism/ Global Autism Collaboration http://www.globalautismcollaboration.com/ Answers.com http://autism.answers.com/ Safety for Autism http://safesoundfamily.com/p/autism-safety/ Gut Bacteria and Autism http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1113021746/autism-and-gut-bacteria-120613/ Developmental Disabilities Resources American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities http://www.aamr.org/ Florida Kid Care http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/KidCare/ Behavior Analysis Resources Association of Behavior Analysts http://www.abainternational.org/ Behavior Analysis http://www.behavioranalysis.com/ Florida Association for Behavior Analysis http://fabaworld.org/ Behavior Analysis Certification Board http://www.bacb.com/

Insurance

Insurance Information New Way Day Services, Inc. has been credentialed as a participating provider for the following insurance companies: Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, Mental Health Network and Single Case Agreements with the University of Miami Behavioral Health, United Behavior Health/United Health Care/Neighborhood Health Partnership, Psychcare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield and AvMed. We have set up a blog for all providers to share their information on how they have been able to become providers as well as inform parents on what insurance carriers have ABA coverage. Click here to view the blog. http://www.insurancehelpfl.blogspot.com/   It is important for the patient's family to be familiar with their insurance coverage. There are some large companies who do not offer ABA Therapy as a covered service because they are self-insured. Self-insured companies fund all medical claims and use an insurance carrier to administer the plan. These companies are not required by law at this time to cover ABA therapy and therefore do not. New Way Day Services, Inc. will assist the parents in determining if their insurance covers the therapy and will offer reasonable alternatives so that all children receive the therapy they need should ABA therapy not be a covered service. Contact our Administrative Office directly at 305-597-3861 and we will be happy to assist you.   We will continue to update our website with the latest information on how ABA service providers in Florida are progressing with credentialing.   Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare www.caqh.org

Career

Internship Information New Way Day Services, Inc. offers an extensive internship program for those in an accredited Behavior Analysis program and are pursuing their certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as a behavior analyst. The program offers interns a comprehensive, internship which includes working one-to-one with an individual who has special needs to enhance their practicum experience. It also includes approved BACB supervision as specified for Behavior Analysis Field Experience as well as regulatory supervision for BCaBA's. Fees for supervision are at the discretion of New Way Day Services, Inc. and the intern. Please contact or forward your resume to Andres Rairan at 305-597-3863 or email newwayday@gmail.com if you are interested in the internship program. Employment Information New Way Day Services is currently seeking qualified personnel to provide Behavior Analysis, Behavior Assistant, Residential Habilitation, and Specialized Mental Health services in Miami-Dade and Broward County. Behavior Analysis Services requires personnel who are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) , Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts (BCABA). Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) , Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Family and Marriage Therapists (LFMT) with experience in working with the Developmentally Disabled population. For information on becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Associate Behavior Analyst go to Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Behavior Assistant Services requires personnel with a high school diploma. Twenty hour certification in Behavior Analysis will be provided by New Way Day Services. Residential Habilitation Services requires personnel with a high school diploma. Certification course in Behavior Analysis will be provided by New Way Day Services. Please forward your resume to newwayday@gmail.com or fax to 305-597-3863. Supervision Information New Way Day Services, Inc. (NWDS) offers supervision training for those individuals who are pursuing their Certification with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). With two Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) on staff, NWDS covers the required one-to-one supervision as specified by the BACB as well as providing field experience necessary to sit for the exam. Please contact our office at 305-597-3861 for more information on supervision as well as available positions for field experience. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training This training is now required. Begin by logging in to QuizStar by clicking here. http://quizstar.4teachers.org/indexs.jsp Make an account, click search classes and type in "Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Training" into the first text box. Click "Keyword Search". Scroll down the list to "Registered Behavior Technician Training" and check the checkbox, continue to scroll down and click "Register". Once the instructor accepts your registration, you will have access to the class materials.

Directors

Executive Director Jose A. Merida, CBA/FL. Mr. Merida has served as the Senior Analyst of New Way Day Services since its inception in 1999. Prior to this service he practiced as a Certified Behavior Analyst with American Habilitation Services, Liberty Healthcare and Sunrise Communities. Mr. Merida has 16 years experience serving individuals with special needs in the Miami-Dade area. Mr. Merida has been a voting member on the Local Review Committee for the last 9 years. Clinical Director Wendy Roth, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Roth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and over 16 years of experience in the field. She has extensive knowledge in the improvement of children with underdeveloped verbal capabilities. Dr. Roth served as the Clinical Director of the Verbal Behavior section in Achievement and Rehabilitative Centers (A.R.C.) for 4 years. President/Chair Cary Bouza-Merida. Mrs. Merida has had extensive experience in the operations of New Way Day Services, Inc. serving as the office administrator. As the President and Chair of A Better Day Learning Center Mrs. Merida is dedicated to work closely with funders to assure that all children can receive treatment regardless of the families' financial capabilities

Contact

Contact Us New Way Day Service's staff is available to answer your questions Monday - Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Should you require information outside these time frames, feel free to send us an email and comment on our Blog and we will be happy to respond as soon as possible. Office Telephone: 305.597.3861 Billing Office Telephone: 786.467.9297 FAX: 305.597.3863 Postal Address: PO Box 228224 Miami, Florida 33222-8224 Office Address: 3900 NW 79th Ave # 501, Doral, FL General Information: info@newwaydayservices.org Webmaster: cary.merida@abetterdaylearningcenter.org