Applied Behavioral Care
Applied Behavioral Care (ABC) is a program designed to serve the needs of infants through Pre-K (children ages 0-5) who cannot attend typical day programs due to behavioral challenges and other developmental issues. Unlike standard day programs, Applied Behavioral Care will not discharge or suspend a child for conduct reasons. Using the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), the highly trained staff at Autism Behavioral Services will improve the child’s behavior by utilizing a combination of positive reinforcement, environmental modification, individualized behavior plans, and data collection systems to both accurately measure progress and unearth problem areas. In addition, parents of children attending Autism Behavioral Services will be provided ABA training to use in their homes and maintain a consistent approach benefiting their child in all settings. Another hallmark of Autism Behavioral Services is using ABA to encourage social interactions and foster relationships. All too often, young children with behavioral and developmental challenges are left far behind when it comes to one of life’s most simple-but-important joys: making friends. Children served by Autism Behavioral Services will be taught the skills needed to make and keep friends prior to entering school.