Vida for Autism, LLC focuses on teaching children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities skills needed to independently function in everyday life based on their current level of functioning. Direct care services are provided to support children by teaching and reinforcing social and communicative behaviors to achieve their maximum potential in their natural learning environment. Parent education is a vital part of the ABA treatment to empower families to contribute and maintain their child’s success.
Edwin Cruz has been involved with the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 15 years. He has worked as a behavior technician in the home setting, an early interventionist, a program supervisor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Mr. Cruz has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum ranging from 18 months old to 20 years old of many abilities and developmental disabilities. He completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology at California State University, Los Angeles and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the National University. Mr. Cruz has always had a passion for giving back to his community and focusing on those children that go undiagnosed and underserved. Upon receiving his BCBA certification, he moved to Northern California where he continued his passion for providing ABA services before deciding to open Vida for Autism, LLC and doing what he is most passionate about; helping individuals with autism achieve their true potential.
In his role, Mr. Cruz is accountable for the day-to-day operations of the ABA clinical services. He provides directions, training, and supervision of all staff. He is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the services provided to the families.
“As a Latino professional, I know first-hand the unique socio-economic and access challenges Latino populations face in California every day; including language barriers and overt or hidden discrimination. I believe these diverse communities deserve equal access to Behavior Health Services, which is one of the reasons I became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Opening VIDA is an opportunity for me to personally give back to my community as well as help these children succeed by empowering them with the life skills they need today and live a more meaningful and productive life tomorrow. With 15 years of experience in the ABA field as well as my passion for the field of ABA, your children will be in good hands.”