Autism: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Access Family Services uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an established and effective intervention for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research Based Treatments are used to make meaningful improvements in the areas of your child’s life. ABA is a science based on basic principles of behavior, and endorsed by the American Medical Association and United States Surgeon General. Goals are implemented in an environment that is natural for your child, usually the home or community, with a strong focus on training caregivers.
- Increase functional communication.
- Increase social interaction and play skills.
- Decrease behaviors interfering with participation in daily activities at home, school, or in the community.
- Learn life skills, generalize, and maintain beyond ABA Therapy sessions.
- Each program is unique and designed to meet your child’s individualized needs.
- Creation of a positive and therapeutic environment where your child is motivated to learn and achieve his or her full potential.
- Your child’s team will consist of highly trained, dedicated, and passionate clinical staff whose priority is to provide effective services that produce clear results.
- Data is collected frequently, reviewed, and shared with all team members, so quick decisions can be made to ensure desired changes are occurring.
- All members of your child’s team, including parents, direct support staff, and supervising consultants will have frequent access to tailored training that is aimed to directly benefit your child.
- All goals are socially significant and focus on meaningful improvements.
- Teams are led by a licensed clinician and comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians and other highly trained professionals.
- Initial Treatment Plans are developed after parent interviews, direct assessment, and observation of the child in their home setting.
- One-on-one treatment in the home or community with multiple sessions per week, with a minimum of 10 hours per week.
- Strong parent training focus, with a minimum of 1 time per week.
- Ongoing monthly program evaluation and training, ensuring that timely decisions are made according to your child’s data, and modifications made to the program are communicated and modeled for all team members.
*Asheville has implemented a TFC-ABA pilot program
Children referred must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a Psychological Evaluation Supporting that diagnosis. To move forward with services, click here to navigate to the referral form. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer A. Brady-Chitjian, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Director of Autism Services.