Celebrating 15 Years!
Serving Central Florida
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Registered Behavior TechniciansTM (RBTTM)
Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential
Fall Enrollment is Here!
We Accept Most Major Insurance Plans.
Plus the McKay and Step Up For Students Scholarships.
We Are Hiring!
Make A Difference In A Child's Life.
Seeking Behaviorial Therapists.
Group Music Instruction.
Serving Children with Autism and Learning Differences from Early Childhood Through Adolescence
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.
Learn About Our Therapy Services
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.
ABC is a unique therapy based pre – education and / or alternative education program. Our instructional program is a mix of clinical and educational goal planning. Clinical programming is specific to clients enrolled as an ABA insurance recipient. To address the needs of our clients our therapy is a combination of DSM-V Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Criteria and Education Readiness.
Goals addressed during clinical instruction are specific to the following diagnostic criteria for ASD services:
• Social communication delays
• Social interaction delays
• Restrictive and repetitive behaviors
Goals addressed during the educational programming instruction include but are not limited to the following:
• Play skills and activities, playground, social time such as circle time and meetings, group activities, enrichments, music, etc.
• Self – care, daily living, vocational, pre-vocational and or custodial skills
• Pre-education and education skills such as reading, reading comprehension, and / or math,
What does this mean?
Many children with a developmental delay are not ready to enroll in a traditional education program and are in need of specialized ABA therapy.
ABA services covered by participating insurance programs mandate the areas of programming that are approved. Goals are developed in the areas of social interaction, social communication and / or repetitive and restricted behaviors.
All remaining goals that fall outside of insurance approved areas are addressed in the education programming. These services are covered by the McKay scholarship, Step Up or through private payments.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Certification for ALL therapists!
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
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.
Autism, 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.