The first steps after receiving an autism diagnosis.

We walk you through every step of the approval, evaluation and set-up process to ensure everything is in place before treatment starts.

1. Request Services

Submit an intake request. One of our team members will contact you within 24 hours to complete an intake screening.

2. Consult With Us

The intake screening is an opportunity for you to get to know us better, learn about our services and for us to verify if the services we provide align with your child’s needs.

3. Verify Benefits

Once we confirm our services fit your child’s needs, we will request your insurance information to verify coverage. We will advocate on your behalf to maximize the benefits allowed by your provider.

4. Obtain Authorization for Initial Assessment

After the consultation, we will request from your insurance company authorization of an initial assessment.

5. Schedule the Assessment

Once the initial assessment is approved, we will reach out to you for scheduling. An assessment can take between 1.5-3 hours and includes an interview with parents, completion of an online assessment and an observation of your child and their interactions.

6. Review Treatment Recommendations

You will meet with your child’s team to review the outcomes of the assessment. We will make recommendations for treatment goals and service hours.

7. Obtain Authorization of Services

We will submit the program plan developed by you and your child’s team along with a request to begin ABA services to your insurance company for authorization.

8. Set The Schedule

While waiting for authorization, you will work with our team to set a therapy schedule based on your child’s availability and recommended treatment hours.

9. Attend Parent Training

As an integral part of your child’s scope of learning, we require parents to commit a few hours a month to participate in reviewing program materials and learning the basics concepts of ABA therapy. The parent training begins before the first therapy session.

10. Begin Therapy!

Sessions include one-on-one high-energy interactions between your child and the therapist as well as time for social interactions with peers. A typical session lasts 3 hours.

Services To Meet Your Child’s Needs

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Through ABA therapy our team provides a range of services to help your child meet their goals including:

Social Skills

Play Skills

Communication Strategies

Daily Living Skills

All of our programs are created from research-based strategies and utilize the data collection and review procedures required for evidence-based ABA practices. Sessions are run by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and supervised by our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).

Frequently Asked ABA Questions

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What is Applied Behavioral Analysis?

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) helps people understand how their actions influence outcomes and then teaches them to change their behavior to get outcomes they desire. ABA is considered the “gold standard” of autism treatment—one of the only scientifically valid therapies available.
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How can ABA help?

ABA dramatically improves communication and language, playing skills, coping with outbursts, focusing on tasks, and even getting dressed, bathing, and teeth brushing.
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What is an ABA therapy session like?

Typically, ABA therapy sessions involve high-energy, one-on-one interaction between the child and the therapist.

Each therapy session may involve different activities and skills, but every session is guided by two specific principles of ABA:

  1. Positive Reinforcement. When our actions result in a positive outcome such as receiving a desired reinforcement like praise, high-fives, or opportunities to play, we’re more likely to repeat those actions. Over time, positive reinforcement encourages behavior change.
  2. Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence. We’re better able to act in appropriate ways when we understand antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and consequences (what happens in response to the behavior).
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How do we know ABA therapy works?

ABA is backed by the US Surgeon General and the American Psychological Association as “evidence-based best practice treatment” for children with ASD. That simply means there’s scientific evidence that it’s a useful and effective way to help children grow in intellect, language, relationships, and daily living skills.

Other Services

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IEP Review

Our team will collaborate with you to understand how to navigate the IEP process. We can assist in creating IEP goals with parents, teachers, and administrators as well as attend IEP meetings to help advocate in the best interest of your child.

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Academic Guidance

We can provide assistance to parents and teachers in identifying strengths, weaknesses and possible skill deficits with academics. We can suggest strategies and break down skills for your child to have more success with schoolwork.

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School Consultation

  • Shadow Services: At the school’s discretion, our team can provide one-on-one assistance in group settings, such as private schools, daycares, camps and learning centers. Shadowing can assist with behavior, communication skills, social skills, etc. Shadow services are only optional per staff availability.
  • In School Facilitation: With the agreement of the educational provider, we can collaborate with teachers and school professionals to accomplish common goals.