Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

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Serving Children with Autism and Learning Differences from Early Childhood Through Adolescence

Our Mission

We Can Help Your Child

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.

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Special Needs Services

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. Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs).

  1. This includes children who are classified as having autistic disorder
  2. Asperger’s
  3. Rhett’s Syndrome
  4. Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD) or Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

B. Traumatic Brain Injury

C. Down’s Syndrome

D. Genetic Abnormalities

E. Cerebral Palsy

Exceptional Children - Exceptional Care

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.

Asperger's Syndrome

At ABC we assist children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome by using the following teaching procedures and skill acquisition:

  • Implementing reinforcement schedules directed to shape desired behaviors
  • Using individualized teaching programs that include challenging curricula that are tailored to include their interests
  • Maintaining a predictable and safe environment
  • Easing the difficulties of transitions
  • Providing a daily routine
  • Offering choices and allowing exploration of free time
  • Building social skills
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Teaching coping strategies to deal with the stress that can overwhelm them
  • Implementation of organization skills
  • Allowing the use of items that are helpful in reducing distractions, like earplugs or headphones
  • Creating and strengthening of relaxation strategies to reduce anxiety

Click here to learn more about Asperger’s Syndrome.

Autism and Speech – Improving Functional Communication with Verbal Behavior (VB)

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.


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autism adolescence and adulthoodAutism, Adolescence, and Adulthood

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

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.