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Autism Diagnosis / Autism Testing 

Before your child can begin ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy, you must obtain an official autism diagnosis. We offer thorough autism screening, autism testing, and autism diagnosis. If your child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, or even a lack of verbal or social interaction skills, our autism center can help.

If you’ve been researching how to get an autism diagnosis, you’ve probably found it can take months or even years before you can get an official test and diagnosis of autism. At ABA Centers of America, we are focusing significant resources on autism diagnosis to eliminate or shorten any wait time.

autism diagnosis

Autism Diagnosis / Autism Testing

Before your child can begin ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy, you must obtain an official autism diagnosis. We offer thorough autism screening, autism testing, and autism diagnosis. If your child is showing signs of autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, or even a lack of verbal or social interaction skills, our autism center can help.

If you’ve been researching how to get an autism diagnosis, you’ve probably found it can take months or even years before you can get an official test and diagnosis of autism. At ABA Centers of America, we are focusing significant resources on autism diagnosis to eliminate or shorten any wait time.

autism testing

Our streamlined, four-step process for autism testing and screening:

    1. Call us for an initial consultation on autism testing. We will listen to your concerns and ask some initial autism screening questions. We will also verify any insurance benefits that can help you and discuss appointment options.
    2. At your appointment, our clinical team will meet with you and your child. The tests, including the ADOS-2, the current gold standard in autism assessment, are all play/activity based in a warm, friendly setting. The typical autism screening appointment involves several components and lasts two to four hours.
    3. After your autism diagnosis appointment, our medical specialists will review the results of your autism testing session, which usually takes one-to-two weeks.
    4. At a second appointment, we will share our findings and any diagnosis with you, including a written report and recommendations on the treatment of autism, if needed.

ABA Centers of America was founded to help children with autism and related disorders. We pay close attention to the comfort level of your loved one during the autism diagnostic process, and we are generous with our time and support in discussing the results.

ABA Centers of America Works Toward the Following Goals

Autism Testing / Autism Diagnosis - ABA Centers of America

Learning critical life skills

Autism Testing / Autism Diagnosis - ABA Centers of America

Alternatives to unwanted behavior

Autism Testing / Autism Diagnosis - ABA Centers of America

Building up inherent strengths

Autism Testing / Autism Diagnosis - ABA Centers of America

Developing social and communication skills

Individualized ABA Therapy

ABA Centers of America doesn’t believe in “one size fits all” autism services. Our clients are individuals, and each of them is experiencing the world in a unique way. So our therapies are always customized, and they allow clients to work toward mutually agreed-upon goals. Our evidence-based treatment begins with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) getting to know the client and family. They will conduct an assessment to determine recommended program goals. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will then work with the client and familyobserving and recording behavioral data that will help the BCBA create targeted programs. Each session is customized specifically to the child’s needs and family’s goals. 

Autism Therapy Session with young boy

Individualized ABA Therapy

ABA Centers of America doesn’t believe in “one size fits all” autism services. Our clients are individuals, and each of them is experiencing the world in a unique way. So our therapies are always customized, and they allow clients to work toward mutually agreed-upon goals. Our evidence-based treatment begins with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) getting to know the client and family. They will conduct an assessment to determine recommended program goals. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will then work with the client and familyobserving and recording behavioral data that will help the BCBA create targeted programs. Each session is customized specifically to the child’s needs and family’s goals. 

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What to Expect

A typical course of ABA therapy involves 20-40 hours a week for 1-3 years. ABA therapy programs are designed by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and conducted by our Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Both are governed and licensed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Assessment

Our treatment begins with a BCBA getting to know your family, learning what behaviors you’re interested in improving and conducting an assessment to measure skills and abilities.

Goal Setting

Using the results from the assessment, our BCBAs collaborate with the family to create specific, reachable objectives to address desired behavior, new skills and recommended goals.

Custom Planning

The BCBA develops a program to teach target skills. Then an RBT works directly with the clients to implement the agreed-upon therapy and collect critical data.

Evaluation

The BCBA and RBT work together, measuring targeted skills and making changes to the program if necessary.

Autism Therapy Session with young girl

Available Services

  • In-home ABA Therapy Our autism-care therapists bring their expertise to the environment where the client is most comfortable—home.
  • Clinic Services Our center for autism treatment is a good environment for ABA Therapy when in-home treatment is not convenient. Our therapists make sure your child with autism is comfortable and sees our clinic as a place where they come to learn from friends.
  • Telehealth We can work with autistic children and their families to create an effective remote program or a hybrid with some telehealth and some in-person behavioral therapy.
  • Caregiver Training For one to two hours a week, caregivers will absorb the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy as you work with your ABA specialist and your autistic child. We emphasize “caregiver” in our training programs because we feel it’s essential to work with anyone and everyone who is a significant presence in the child’s life.
  • Community Life Skills We provide training that helps even adults with autism deal with the demands of daily life. The training often involves real-life settings like the grocery store or other social interactions to help people with autism function with as much independence as possible.