The path to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) can be a long one and requires lots of dedication. Aspiring BCBAs must complete Graduate Level coursework in Behavior Analysis, complete 2,000 hours of supervised fieldwork, pass the BCBA exam, and become licensed in the state that they wish to practice in. Later this year, three of our Graduate Assistants will take the final steps in this process and sit for their exam. Clare Peropat '20, '22 (M.S.) started her training when she worked at the Kinney Center as a SCHOLAR and now shares her story as she looks back at her time at the Kinney Center.
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Former Kinney SCHOLAR gives back to Camp Kinney
Former Kinney SCHOLAR and Men’s Basketball player, Eric Kindler’14 (Eggy) has found new and creative ways to give back to Saint Joseph’s University and the Kinney Center as a loyal Hawk alumni. This summer, Eric tapped his sister, Marie Holmes to donate her specialty Sensory Play Kits to all 60 campers attending this summer’s on-ground Camp Kinney.
Marie is the owner of HolmeGrownPlay Co, whose creations inspire open-ended play through carefully curated boxes for children both on and off the spectrum. Each of the donated 4th of July themed sensory kits is filled with squishy red, white and blue playdough, beads and wooden stars. “They can mix all the colors together, or keep them apart, whatever they want! The loose parts are little additions to create with,” explains Marie.
The generous brother and sister duo camp together to drop off of this fun and functional camp activity on a warm summer day during SCHOLARS training. “Eggy is the nicest guy in the world,” says Marie during her visit. “I would do anything to contribute to an organization that means so much to him.”
If you are interested in giving back to the Kinney Center in fun or creative ways contact Senior Director of Operations, Abigayle Jayroe.