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How to find the right Autism Program

As a parent, it is important to have open communication with your child's behavior analyst (BCBA) to ensure that your child receives the best possible care. Don't hesitate to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have. Your BCBA should be able to provide valuable insights and information to help you understand and support your child's development.


Remember, you are your child's advocate, and it is important to stay informed and involved in their treatment.


Assess the Treatment Director's Level of Expertise

1. What is the BCBA's experience/training in Behavior Analysis?

2. What is their educational background?

3. Do they have colleagues to rely on and learn from?


Assess the Services, Therapy, Philosophy, and Approach

1. When it comes to autism, do they have a particular philosophy?

2. How would a typical day or session look like?

3. How are individualized programs developed?


Parent Involvement

1. Does the organization provide parent training?

2. How does the BCBA determine a child's goals, and what role does the parent play?

3. Is it possible for parents to observe sessions?


Staff Training and Supervision

1. How are the therapists supervised?

2. Are there any opportunities for online training?

3. Does the staff get advanced behavior analysis training?


Handling Maladaptive Behaviors

1. How do they manage maladaptive behaviors?

2. Are punishments ever used?

Child Progress and Program Fidelity

1. Is progress evaluated often, and how does it work?

2. How do they keep parents updated on the child's progress?

3. How can the program be measured for success?


Who We Are

Our goal at Behavioral Innovations is to provide quality ABA therapy to children who will benefit from it. The purpose of applied behavior analysis or ABA therapy is to identify and address the specific needs of children with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For more than 20 years, Behavioral Innovations has provided client-centered, evidence-based ABA therapy to children with autism in a nurturing learning environment. Parents trust us and clinicians recommend us.

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