14 Jun Aslam Ali, M. Ed, BCBA- Behavior Analyst, Adult In Home Services
Aslam Ali is an experienced program development professional whose expertise is in designing and managing programs that meet the needs of individuals and families who experience severe challenging behaviors.
Aslam has over 15 years of experience working with children and adults in various settings, and has a reputation for finding simple solutions to some of the most challenging situations. Aslam started his career working with students primarily diagnosed with autism in a self- contained school program. His experience has grown to include working with residential programs, crisis stabilization units, adult day programs, camps/recreational programs and in-home services. Aslam loves providing training and professional development to direct support professionals. He also has a passion for mentoring future Behavior Analysts.
In 2012 Aslam took on a challenge to build an in-home services program for a large non-profit organization. At the time the program was in its infancy and served less than 10 families. By the start of 2017, the services had grown to serve over 200 families and had a reputation throughout the region for successful provision of services to the most challenging individuals in the state. In 2013, after hearing about multiple children being discharged from summer camps due to challenging behaviors, Aslam spearheaded the initiative to create sleep away and day camp programs that would successfully support the most challenging youth. Within 4 years, dozens of youth who had either never been away from home or who were sent home within an hour of being dropped off at the sleep-away camp were able to experience sleep away camp for up to two weeks with no major incidents. Additionally, the 3-week day camp program Aslam created quickly became the program of choice for kids throughout the state with attendees commuting for up to 2 hours to participate. At its inception, the program had 19 participants, by year four there were over 75 participants each week.
In 2015 Aslam was promoted to Assistant Vice President. In this role, he spearheaded various initiatives and worked in cross-functional teams, which spanned multiple committees and included the development of training curriculum for agency staff. Aslam continued to innovate in this role gathering support for and leading the development of the agency’s continuum of care initiative. Aslam also played a key role in developing new training programs, insisting on designing practical training for staff that gave attendees real tools to use when working with individuals that exhibited challenging behaviors.
Aslam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Education with an ABA focus from Arizona State University. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).