BRYANT, Ark. (January 15, 2018) – AIM Clinics will open its first location in Landers Corporate Plaza in Bryant, Arkansas on January 15.
AIM Clinics will provide high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children ages 2-18 years that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The origin of AIM Clinics truly began when its Clinical Director and co-founder Dr. Sheri Homishak’s two sons were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder almost 20 years ago. At that time, ABA services were not available in Arkansas, and Sheri had to contract with an out-of-state consultant from South Carolina to help her implement a home program herself. This led to Sheri helping other local families implement home programs for their children and eventually relocating her own family to South Carolina in order to access better services and allow her to train under the very consultants who had helped her family. While in South Carolina, Sheri gave up her career as an optometrist to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst so that she could better serve her sons and follow a newfound passion to help others affected by ASD.
Now, with more than 15 years of experience designing and delivering individualized treatment plans for children and adolescents with autism, Sheri is excited to bring her experience and passion for serving others back to Arkansas as she helps to co-found AIM Clinics.
“I know what it is like to be a parent struggling to find the resources your child needs and it can be a very scary, frustrating, and emotional place to be. That’s why I am excited about being a part of AIM Clinics,” said Sheri.
The clinic space will feature three state-of-the-art therapy rooms where children can learn and strengthen their social skills, language and communication skills, and other daily living/life skills.
AIM Clinics will also be offering an in-home therapy option for its clients. Offering both home- and clinic-based options will allow clients to choose the option that works best for their schedules and individual needs.
AIM Clinics will also offer training for teachers on a variety of topics relevant to working with children with autism and other disabilities. Trainings offered include but are not limited to:
- Basic Concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis
- Teaching Functional Communication Using Mand Training
- Effective Teaching Strategies that Motivate Your Student to Learn
- Managing and Preventing Challenging Behavior in a Classroom Setting
- Basic Steps in Writing a Behavior Support Plan
About AIM Clinics and Sheri Homishak
AIM Clinics opened in 2017 and is a treatment and support center for children and families affected by autism that specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis.
After 7 years of full-time practice as a Doctor of Optometry, our clinical director, Sheri Homishak, began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2000 when her two young sons were both diagnosed with ASD. Sheri received extensive training and mentorship in Applied Behavior Analysis and autism through the Early Autism Project, Inc. in South Carolina. She then went on to complete post-graduate work in Applied Behavior Analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2008. Returning to Arkansas in 2011, Sheri began working in a Developmental Treatment Center to design and implement ABA programming for preschoolers. Prior to co-founding AIM Clinics, Sheri served as the Autism Program Manager for Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center in Texarkana, TX, and as a Consultant for the Arkansas Autism Waiver Program