BASICS NW was born out of need for effective, evidence-based services for individuals with autism across SW Washington. We began this journey in September 2012 in Lacey, Washington. From there, we continued to identify communities with significant gaps in behavioral intervention services across the region. In the years that followed, we continued expanding services to areas that demonstrated a high level of need. While this has presented many challenges for us due to geographic challenges, we continue to push forward in our work and will continue doing so while there are families and communities in need of these valuable resources.
BASICS NW provides effective, evidence-based behavioral intervention and educational consultation services to families and their children with special needs in western Washington State, including those in traditionally underserved rural and/or remote communities.
We seek to provide children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges, their families, and other pertinent team members, highly-effective tools and foundational skills to improve quality of life for children with special needs and bring awareness, education, and outreach to rural and/or remote communities.
We are committed to remaining current in this ever-developing field to ensure that we use the most effective and proven best practices and tools to deliver the best service to improve the lives of our clients.
Matthew Woodard, M.Ed. BCBA, LBA, founded BASICS NW in 2012 to improve the quality of services for children with autism and related disorders in SW Washington State.
His passion for reaching underserved communities has led to a significant impact in many rural communities across SW Washington and NW Oregon.
About Our CEO
In 2012, Matt founded BASICS NW to improve the quality of services for children with autism and related disorders in SW Washington State. His passion for reaching underserved communities has led to a significant impact in many rural communities that would otherwise not have access to evidence-based ABA services. Matt has been in the field of special education for more than twenty years and has served as an educator, school consultant, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-12-10017).