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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

An autism diagnosis. It may not be what you had envisioned for your child and your family may not know where to turn for guidance, but support is available. Every parent wants to see their child express themselves, successfully engage with others and reach their full potential. The Child Center’s ABA program can help.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science that uses the principles of learning to help change and teach new behavior. It is the only scientifically validated treatment for autism endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The Child Center offers two types of ABA treatment models: comprehensive treatment and focused treatment.

Comprehensive treatment occurs Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and focused treatment occurs Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ABA therapy can be provided at The Child Center’s Garden Way location in Eugene or your child’s school. Additionally, parent/caregiver training is provided on a monthly basis. ABA program placements are made by Board Certified Behaviors Analysts or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and are based on clinical assessment. 

ABA at The Child Center

  • Always starts with a conversation: what are your concerns, goals and questions?
  • Is always based on objective clinical assessment and is individualized to your unique child’s needs.
  • Incorporates what your child finds fun and motivating!
  • Works with you, step by step, to decrease behaviors that may be barriers to your child’s learning.
  • Always replaces problem behaviors with skills so that your child can get their needs met and express themselves, not just “behave well.”
  • Teaches new skills in small, more manageable parts rather than all at once.
  • Provides ongoing parent training and practice every step of the way.
  • Uses state-of-the-art data technology to collect data and measure progress that parents can view at any time.

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in Lane County

(541) 726-1465

Criteria for Services

  1. All clients must have a diagnosis of autism or stereotypy with self-abusive behavior due to neurological dysfunction from a developmental pediatrician or psychologist experienced in the diagnosis of autism;
  2. Documentation of and results from a standardized assessment;
  3. A prescription for ABA services which includes the diagnosis;
  4. Less intensive therapy has been shown to be ineffective by historical record or current clinical assessment;
  5. Copy of existing or past Individual Education Plans (IEP) as applicable;
  6. Notes from well-child visits or other medical professionals as applicable.

The Child Center’s Applied Behavior Analysis program is specifically designed to provide individualized treatment for children with Autism and their families. Each family within the ABA program is part of a Circle of Care that includes a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). These highly skilled clinicians develop and oversee individualized treatment for each child. The Circle of Care also includes highly trained Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) who implement treatment plans and provide 1:1 therapy with your child. This Circle of Care may also extend to your child’s schoolteachers, day care providers, medical providers, speech therapists and occupational therapists.

ABA is endorsed as an effective scientific treatment for autism by:

  • Surgeon General
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Family Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Autism Society of America
  • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
  • National Institute of Mental Health

ABA Program Cost

Many insurance providers will cover the cost of some or all of your child’s ABA treatment. Please call our intake department to verify your insurance coverage.

For more information contact:

Maya Griffin, Director of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
mgriffin@thechildcenter.org