Illuminate ABA

ABA Services

Highlighting the Process

Our Six Step Solution


Receive a Diagnosis
A diagnosis of ASD prescribed by a medical doctor (MD) or PhD is required before receiving ABA therapy covered by insurance.


When you contact Illuminate, we will take your insurance information and immediately begin the process of getting authorization for ABA services. Our system is streamlined to efficiently begin ABA services with minimal time between requesting and receiving care.


Initial Assessment
Our clinical team assesses your child’s strengths and weaknesses to develop an individualized treatment plan.


Working with your Child
Our services are delivered by a combination of experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and highly devoted Behavior Technicians (BTs) at the time and location that is most convenient for your family. Our team implements the selected set of ABA techniques to address your child’s needs.


Coordinate Care
To ensure generalization of skills in school and across therapeutic settings, we coordinate and collaborate care with members of your child’s team.


Progress and Results
Through data analysis and direct supervision, we monitor your child’s progress and provide ongoing support. We offer consultation and parent training to deliver high quality care.

What is ABA therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the process of applying interventions to improve socially appropriate behaviors in every-day life. ABA focuses on developing skills while decreasing problem behavior. This evidenced based treatment leads to great levels of success and significantly improves symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that affects brain development and involves persistent challenges in speech and nonverbal social communication, social interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors. Each child with ASD possesses their individualized unique set of strengths and challenges. ABA therapy is proven to have profound impact on the development of many children with ASD.

ABA techniques are used to:

ABA uses effective strategies of positive reinforcement and understanding antecedents and consequences to increase and/or decrease behaviors. Skills include but are not limited to language development, play and leisure skills, peer interactions, learning and academic skills, and problem behaviors. (i.e. aggression). ABA therapy emphasizes positive social interactions, motivates learning, and improves the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

Individualized ABA Services include:

Having a child diagnosed with ASD can be challenging and frustrating at times. We are dedicated to working together with you to ease your stress and create a brighter future for your family.

Common Questions About ABA Therapy

What does ABA stand for?

ABA is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis, also referred to as Behavioral Engineering. The ABA method is made up of scientifically progressive techniques used to improve or correct certain types of behavior. Working with children within the autism spectrum, the therapy has proven success in managing problematic behavior while developing social and academic skills.

What does BCBA stand for?

BCBA is an acronym for Board Certified Behavior Analyst - a professional therapist versed in the ABA methods with graduate-level certification. BCBAs provide behavior analytic services to outline specific plans and supervise and guide the ABAS work in improving or changing a child’s negative behavior.

Can you give me specific examples of behavior that ABA therapy focuses on?

The main focus is on improving social, reading, scholastic and communication skills. This includes life changing aspects of everyday interaction: personal hygiene and grooming, verbal and fine motor skills, as well as organizational tasks and responsibilities, such as setting the table or cleaning up after oneself.

Is there an age-appropriate time to begin ABA therapy?

Experts agree the sooner the better. In fact, children under age 5 are best suited to gain from the ABA therapy. Nonetheless, older children within the autism spectrum can benefit as well.

How do I know if my child needs ABA therapy?

 If you see signs that indicate your child may not be developing as he or she should, speak to your pediatrician. If your child is diagnosed with autism or on the spectrum, contact Illuminate as soon as possible for a tailored-made caring program that will get the best results for a bright beckoning future.

The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can help your child.

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