Yesterday, ABA Centers of America unveiled its new Worcester autism care center in an afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony. This impressive, strategically designed play space will provide children with a vibrant and engaging environment to receive the therapy lessons that will help them navigate a life on the spectrum and teach them the tools to live a more robust and fulfilling life.
ABA Centers of America provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy services to children with autism spectrum disorder through a play-based approach rooted in positive reinforcement and was designed to disrupt the autism care industry by demolishing wait times traditionally experienced by those in search of a diagnosis or treatment. Families have been known to be waitlisted from several months to a couple of years to receive these services for their children. ABA Centers of America typically has a child in service within 47 days from the time initial contact is made with the organization.
While this was the grand unveiling to the public, ABA Centers of America is already providing autism therapy to nearly 50 children through its Worcester clinic – and is serving more than 200 kiddos throughout greater Massachusetts.
“With the number of kiddos with autism enrolled in special education skyrocketing in the past 20 years in Massachusetts, we knew that our services and the speed that we deliver them were tremendously needed,” Quatiba Davis, Chief Clinical Officer of ABA Centers of America, remarked during the event.
“I have a kid on the spectrum, so I wholeheartedly believe in this company’s mission,” said Anthony Hatton, Executive Director of the clinic. “Day in and day out, I get to watch our amazing team work with these kids and I am just inspired by the work that they do.”
“I just want to thank ABA Centers of America for opening up this business in the City of Worcester. Autism is growing at a great rate and the quicker the services, the better for the children as they grow into adulthood,” remarked Joseph Petty, Mayor of the City of Worcester.
“I see a world, I see a future, where not only every child as has access to early education, but that every preschooler has access to early intervention screening, so that we can be in a place where we’re screening young people out rather than screening them in. To achieve that goal, it’s going to require community partnerships and quality supportive services,” said Senator Robyn Kennedy, as she presented the organization with a citation from the Massachusetts Senate to commemorate its grand opening.
ABA Centers of America’s Worcester autism care center is located at 650 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605. More information about the organization and its new clinic can be found at www.abacenters.com.
About ABA Centers of America
ABA Centers of America provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy services to children with autism spectrum disorder through a play-based approach rooted in positive reinforcement. The company was designed to disrupt the autism care industry by demolishing wait times traditionally experienced by those in search of a diagnosis or treatment. Its strategically designed behavioral care centers serve Massachusetts and New Hampshire and offer the greatest opportunity for growth to young clients and their families. In-home and in-school therapy are also available to deliver the most impactful continuum of care and to best meet each client’s specific needs. More information can be found at www.abacenters.com.
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