Leading Provider of Autism Treatment Services will Increase Its Focus on Clinical Research

Trumpet Behavioral HealthSM today announced that Linda A. LeBlanc, Ph.D., BCBA-D® will join its staff. Dr. LeBlanc will serve as consulting clinical director.

Online PR News – 01-September-2011 – – Dr. LeBlanc is highly regarded in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She is respected for her research and published work on behavioral treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dr. LeBlanc also is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor, researcher, and an author.

Dr Linda A LeBlanc, PhD-Autism ExpertShe brings over 20 years of experience to her new role. Dr. LeBlanc will establish clinical practice guidelines and provide oversight for the company’s 80 clinical consultants. She also will build the infrastructure needed for its staff to conduct clinical research. “Dr. LeBlanc will further strengthen our clinical leadership. She will play an important role in helping us ensure our services represent best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis,” said Chris Miller, managing director for Trumpet Behavioral Health.

Trumpet Behavioral Health works with children and adults with ASD and related disorders. Its board certified consultants provide clinical services in homes, schools, and intensive treatment centers. There are also special programs for families, educators, and healthcare professionals (Support Team). The training that the Support Team receives makes them more confident and effective in supporting the development of these individuals. The company also offers AutismPro®, an award-winning suite of web-based autism training tools.

“We are very excited to welcome a behavior analyst as accomplished and highly esteemed as Dr. LeBlanc. Her appointment emphasizes our continued commitment to developing state-of-the-art, individualized solutions for children and adults with excessive behaviors and skill deficits,” said Miller.

Dr. LeBlanc will continue serving full time as a professor of psychology at Auburn University. She also will continue in her role as director of its applied behavior analysis graduate program.

Dr. LeBlanc received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology in 1996 from Louisiana State University. Previously she served on the psychology faculties at Claremont McKenna College (1997-1999) and Western Michigan University (1999-2008). Her current research and clinical interests include the behavioral treatment of autism and developmental disabilities across the lifespan, behavioral gerontology, verbal behavior, and incorporation of technology into behavioral interventions.

Dr. LeBlanc has published over 70 articles and book chapters. She is currently an associate editor of Education and Treatment of Children and Behavior Analysis in Practice. She is a former associate editor of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She also serves as an editorial board member for The Behavior Analyst, European Journal of Behavior Analysis, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Research in Developmental Disabilities.

“Trumpet Behavioral Health is quickly growing and already is one of the nation’s largest networks of autism treatment providers,” said Dr. LeBlanc. “I’m quite impressed by the passionate and highly skilled specialists who have come together to care for their clients. They have a singular focus on advancing treatment and conducting research. That alignment of values is very important to me.”

She continued, “I look forward to contributing to the growth of such a thriving organization. Our work together will lead to even better outcomes for children and adults with these disorders.”

Dr. LeBlanc is also a strong advocate for individuals with ASD and related disabilities. Over the last 10 years, she has participated in Michigan and Alabama state work groups to revise the educational eligibility criteria for autism spectrum disorders. Her work helped specify best educational practice in autism and provided recommendations for addressing later life issues of individuals with developmental disabilities.

About Trumpet Behavioral Health

Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) specializes in the treatment of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities. TBH provides behavioral consulting, education and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Through its network of nearly 1,000 passionate and highly skilled staff and board certified consultants, TBH’s structure enables the best possible behavior management outcomes based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). TBH currently provides clinical services in homes, schools, communities, and in intensive treatment centers. Its team of consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) providers. TBH is a privately held company with offices and intensive treatment centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Ohio. The company continues to experience rapid growth, both organically, as well as through the acquisition of existing treatment centers across the U.S.