Severe Behavior Services Program Presented With $1 Million Secured From Assemblymember Steven S. Choi, Ph.D signing of AB 179

Severe Behavior Services Program Presented With $1 Million Secured From Assemblymember Steven S. Choi, Ph.D signing of AB 179

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 California Assemblymember Steven Choi, Ph.D. (68th District) visited the Irvine Therapy and Disability Service Center for a check presentation of $1 million for ESSC’s Severe Behavior Services. Assemblymember Choi had introduced Assembly Bill 179 that secured the funding. The presentation kicked off a $6-7 million fundraising effort with the goal of doubling the size of the program at a new Orange County facility.

Read the media release for more details and check out the video below for the event highlights.

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L-R: Mark Whitley, president & CEO, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC); Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, VP, Clinical Transformation, Autism Services, ESSC; California Assemblymember, Dr. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., 68th Assembly District; Dr. Paula Pompa-Craven, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer, ESSC; and Carrie O’Malley, District Director, Office of Assemblyman Steven Choi pose with giant check for $1 million

L-R: Mark Whitley, president & CEO, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC); Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, VP, Clinical Transformation, Autism Services, ESSC; California Assemblymember, Dr. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., 68th Assembly District; Dr. Paula Pompa-Craven, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer, ESSC; and Carrie O’Malley, District Director, Office of Assemblyman Steven Choi.

L-R: Nancy Weintraub, Chief Development Officer, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC); Carrie O’Malley, District Director, Office of Assemblyman Steven Choi; Dr. Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Director, Autism Services, ESSC; Mark Whitley, president & CEO, ESSC; California Assemblymember, Dr. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., 68th Assembly District; Beverlyn Mendez, Chief Operating Officer, ESSC; Dr. Paula Pompa-Craven, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer, ESSC; and Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, VP, Clinical Transformation, Autism Services, ESSC.

L-R: Nancy Weintraub, Chief Development Officer, Easterseals Southern California (ESSC); Carrie O’Malley, District Director, Office of Assemblyman Steven Choi; Dr. Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Director, Autism Services, ESSC; Mark Whitley, president & CEO, ESSC; California Assemblymember, Dr. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., 68th Assembly District; Beverlyn Mendez, Chief Operating Officer, ESSC; Dr. Paula Pompa-Craven, PsyD, Chief Clinical Officer, ESSC; and Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, VP, Clinical Transformation, Autism Services, ESSC. , pose with million dollar check in front of Easterseals building

About the Author:

Shelley Ginsburg is the Director of Digital Marketing for Easterseals Southern California. She joined the organization in 2014 and is currently responsible for increasing online awareness for the life-changing disability services Easterseals provides for individuals in local communities and their families, helping them address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

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