Applied Behavior Center (ABC) for Autism was founded to establish a child-guided, positive and effective therapeutic environment for children with autism, related developmental disabilities and learning challenges. Our program uses ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) as the treatment methodology to help all of our clients reach their maximum level of independence and ability. By utilizing ABA we are able to address behavior excesses and behavior deficits. With thorough assessments and considerate observation we are able to assist all children regardless of age, level of disability, or diagnosis.
At Applied Behavior Center for Autism, we assist the families of children with developmental disabilities and learning differences with individual learning programs and personalized plans. The special disabilities we treat include, but are not limited to the following:
A. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
B. Traumatic Brain Injury
C. Down’s Syndrome
D. Genetic Abnormalities
E. Cerebral Palsy
F. Social Communication Disorders (SCD)
For more information on the changes in diagnostic criteria please go to https://www.autismspeaks.org/dsm-5/faq.
Program participants range in age from six months old through adolescence with mild to severe cases of developmental or special disabilities. Even if your child does not have a diagnosis, our center professionals will design individual learning plans tailored to your child’s needs. The goal of these plans is to improve learning skills, language development and to teach basic life skills. There are no restrictions placed on levels of learning and we follow your child’s progress on a daily basis.
At Applied Behavior Center for Autism, Inc., we offer the highest-level of quality instruction delivered by specially trained therapists serving children with special needs and developmental disabilities. All of our therapy programs are overseen by Master’s level, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).
Applied Behavior Center for Autism, Inc. accepts medical insurance for ABA therapies.
At ABC we value highly trained therapists and require ALL therapists to obtain and maintain an active RBT certification. The Registered Behavior Technician is a paraprofessional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The primary responsibility of the RBT is to directly implement behavior-analytic services. RBTs are required annually to pass the RBT Competency Assessment, complete a renewal, receive ongoing supervision, and comply with the BACB’s ethics requirements relevant to RBTs.
For more information on the requirements and practice guides please go to www.bacb.com
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty with speech and basic functional communication. At Applied Behavior Center for Autism, we use Verbal Behavior (VB), a principal of Applied Behavior Analysis, to teach children communication skills. To learn more about VB and how it addresses communication skills for children with speech deficits, please read the attached flyer. For more information on how Verbal Behavior works, please visit our resource page.
Bobbi Barber, co-founder of the Applied Behavior Center has written a new book titled Autism, Adolescence and Adulthood.
This book serves as a guide that will provide relevant information on how to help your child through adolescence into adulthood. It will help you gain the confidence you need in dealing with your child’s special needs and put wonder back in your life.
Follow the link to learn more! Autism, Adolescence & Adulthood
If I accept you as you are, I will not help you; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Thank you for considering Applied Behavior Center for Autism as an educational alternative for your child. We appreciate this opportunity to share our program with you and your family .
Placing your child in a qualified, appropriate setting is an important decision. We have taken a lot of time to develop a unique program that will benefit your child’s individual needs. Here at Applied Behavior Center for Autism we take the time to formally assess your child and determine the best place to begin their program. Based on the results of a comprehensive assessment, we develop an individual program tailored just for your child. Their program will be maintained, updated and adjusted as often as needed. There are no restrictions placed on levels of learning and we follow your child’s progress on a daily basis. In addition, you are always made aware of any updates, changes or advancements made with your child’s programs. We encourage our parents to take an active role in their education. We want to cultivate an open line of communication to facilitate the best possible outcome for your child.