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Greater Little Rock

Our Learning Center and Offices

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      Serving You Close to Home

      Life is busy — we get it. And every child is different. In greater Little Rock, we offer therapy in the place that meets your child’s needs, whether in your home or community, at our Learning Centers, in your child’s school or preschool, or through telehealth.

      Our Services

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      Learning Center

      Here, children thrive in a supportive play-based atmosphere.

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      We can provide remote ABA therapy via your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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      Our Team

      Angel Dunlap, BCBA

      Assistant Clinical Director

      “At UP Autism Center, we believe the best learning occurs when having fun. We incorporate structured play opportunities into our sessions while teaching skills in an environment where children can thrive.”

      Angel Dunlap is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and the assistant clinical director at UP Autism. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Missouri and her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University. ABA captured Angel’s heart during her undergraduate program and has since worked in the field for the past ten years. She is passionate about providing her clients and families with everything they need to thrive and accomplishes this by helping her staff build their clinical skill sets. Angel believes that leveraging each person’s unique abilities allows them to flourish, especially her clients. In her spare time, she enjoys going on hikes, shopping at thrift stores, attending ball games, and watching documentaries.

      Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, Ph.D., BCBA-D

      Senior Clinical Director

      “I truly feel it’s my life’s destiny to teach children with developmental disabilities how to become the best person possible while advocating for families to have access to services they deserve.” 

      Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is AST’s senior clinical director in Louisiana. She leads a team of supervisors and behavior interventionists serving families in and around New Orleans. A Louisiana native, she received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities. 

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