Open Enrollment and ABA Therapy Coverage – What You Need to Know

The open enrollment period for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as “Obamacare,” is going on now through January 31, 2016. If you have an insurance plan (through an employer or elsewhere) that does not provide ABA therapy for your child with autism, now is the time to purchase a plan on the health insurance marketplace, also …

Erin Bailosky

Meet Erin Bailosky!

Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? While in college, I worked as a nanny for a child with ASD. When I was ready to start the post-grad job search, I looked into more structured career options working with children on the spectrum. My first job in the field was an eye-opening experience, and I was hooked …

Courtney Fellows

Meet Courtney Fellows!

Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? Working with children has been a life-long dream for me. From the very first time I worked with children with special needs, I immediately fell in love and knew that this is something I want to dedicate my life to. Becoming a Board Certified ABA therapist couldn’t be a better …

Sandi Lehr

Meet Sandi Lehr!

Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? My daughter was diagnosed with autism in 2012. She had begun to receive behavior therapy shortly after diagnosis and she made really good progress. My family made a decision to switch behavior therapy companies six months after diagnosis and the new company utilized VB-MAPP (verbal behavior milestones assessment and placement program). My …

Jeanine Signs

Meet Jeanine Signs!

Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? I became an ABA therapist first and foremost because I saw a huge need for kids being diagnosed with autism. These children were being under-served and I knew I had to do something. Second of all, I love children. As an ABA therapist, I love helping children overcome challenges. I …

Sara Beckrest-Dalley

Meet Sara Beckrest-Dalley!

Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? After seeing the effectiveness of ABA across kids of all different backgrounds and abilities, I knew this is what I wanted to do. I  enjoy the variety in the skills we can teach, as well as the ability to teach them anywhere from the home to community and anywhere in …

our aba therapists

Meet Our Therapists!

Do you know which of our therapists has been to Central America? How about which one has 4 sons? With our new weekly Meet Our Therapists feature you’ll soon find out! First up…our Clinical Director, Rechama Jacobovitch: Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA? I always had a great passion for working with people who have special needs. …

How ABA Therapy Changed Matt’s Life

Matt is a six-year-old boy with Autism. This kiddo stands out in his academics. Especially reading. We’re talking about a kindergartener who can easily read 130 words per minute. His social skills, however, needed some work. I was asked to work on these skills with his peers. The goals of our at-home ABA program were to improve: The ABA methods I …

Connor and the Evil ABA Binder

“You’re doing it all wrong.” That’s what a so called “ABA” team leader told me when I was working as an early intervention developmental therapist with Connor, an adorable three year boy with ASD. “You’re not following the plan I put in place. You’re taking the child to the park and putting him on the swing.” Barbaric. “You’re putting him on …

Brandon for Water Independently

Brandon Manding for Water Independently!

Brandon is a 5 year boy with Autism who is non-verbal. His behaviors were SIB (self injurious behaviors) head butting into the walls hard, slapping face, screaming, etc. We worked on getting him to functionally communicate his wants and needs. Manding is requesting wants and needs when there is an MO (motivational operation) something Brandon wants badly. Brandon is limited …

ADOS-2

ADOS-2 Test Workshop In Atlanta

The ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) workshop in Atlanta was awesome ADOS-2 is considered the gold standard for diagnosing Autism. By attending this workshop, I am now certified in AOS and will be able to administer this test. This is great news for families who very often have to be on a long waiting list for this diagnostic test. With the push for early …