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Catalight’s Commitment: Reshaping the Future of Autism Care

Catalight’s Chief Growth Officer Trent Iden joined the Becker’s Payer Issues podcast to talk about how Catalight is reshaping the future of autism. Catalight’s clinical innovations are simultaneously creating greater financial sustainability for payers and greater access to care for individuals and families.

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Unlocking the Power of Playdates for Kids with Autism

“Today’s Kids in Motion” magazine for parents raising kids with special needs spoke with Catalight Vice President of Clinical Impact Brianna Fitchett, MA, BCBA, about the importance of scheduling playdates. Read how parents should seek to find compatible playmates, foster effective communication and select suitable locations and timings to guarantee the child’s playdate is enjoyable and stress-free.

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Catalight Team Honored with Aspect Marketing Award

Competing against 60 submissions, Catalight’s marketing and communications team, along with agency partner, Viewstream, won a prestigious Aspect Award in the 2024 ‘Behavioral Health’ category. The 2023 “Choose Your Path” multimedia campaign, which expanded the non-profit company’s call for greater access of care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and their families.

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On the Move: Iden Promoted to Chief Growth Officer at Catalight

Catalight recently named Trent Iden as its new Chief Growth Officer to spearhead the organization’s expansion efforts and revenue generation. Read about his vision to strengthen existing relationships, foster new network connections, and secure additional partners to advance Catalight’s goal of enhancing access to value-based care.

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Gayeski Promoted to Chief Health Officer

Tracy Gayeski, Ph.D., MBA, has been appointed Chief Health Officer at Catalight. With over two decades of experience in advocating for clients and clinicians within the developmental disability community, read how Dr. Gayeski’s promotion will help to ensure a person-centered approach to care delivery is accessible through research initiatives, provider networks and clinical operations.

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The Term Neurodiversity Is Good, But Not Good Enough

Twenty-five years ago this month, the word neurodiversity appeared in print in a September 1998 article in The Atlantic. Judy Singer, an Australian social scientist, introduced the word in reference to autism. In 2000, Kassiane Asasumasu, an activist for the neurodiversity movement, coined the term neurodivergent to refer to any person whose development was nontypical. Movements …

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Telehealth: Is it Right for Parents and Children?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of telehealth for autism and other developmental disorders has exploded. Now that we are mostly post-pandemic, many parents are asking: “Is telehealth still the right choice for my child’s treatment?” There is no single answer. Below are several considerations for parents to keep in mind if they are thinking …

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‘We’ve Got To Do More’: Providers Seek To Close Gap In Mental Health Care For Neurodiverse People

People with autism are four times as likely to experience depression in their life than typically-developing peers. Despite the increased risk, people with autism or other neurodiversities often face significant obstacles when seeking mental health care. Barriers like clinicians’ lack of specialty training, staffing shortages and pitfalls with payers often prevent neurodiverse people from accessing …

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