Milford, CT – January 1, 2017 – The Connecticut Center for Child Development, a Milford-based nonprofit that provides services for individuals with autism, will soon adopt a new organizational name: Milestones Behavioral Services. This change more accurately reflects the work of the organization and the population that is served, which continues to grow beyond children and beyond those on the autism spectrum.
The nonprofit was started in 1997 in a church basement and has since grown to occupy 3 state-of-the-art facilities providing support to individuals with autism, their families, and the community through its educational and outreach programs. Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders and the lives of their families by enabling them to become active participants and contributing members within their families and communities.
“We were drawn to the name Milestones Behavioral Services because it is evocative of our philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis that uses positive reinforcement to incrementally increase desired behaviors and reduce unwanted behaviors” said founder and CEO Suzanne Letso. “We celebrate every milestone and achievement of our population and wanted a name that would reflect that approach.” The organization is currently renovating a building on the Boston Post Road in Orange that will allow for more growth, including the creation of a new program working with children with brain injuries.
The organization hired New Haven-based marketing firm Mascola Group for the rebranding. “We spent many hours with the Mascola team talking about our history, our approach, and our vision for the future. We really felt that they understood us and did a great job translating that into a new brand for the organization” Letso said. In addition to the new name and logo, Milestones will also be unveiling a new website: www.milestones-behavioral-services.org.
Milestones Behavioral Services provides a continuum of services for Individuals with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and related disorders and other co-occurring disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and related disorders and the lives of their families by enabling them to become active participants and contributing members within their families and communities and to advance the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
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