How We Can Help

Children First ABA Clinic's sole purpose is to assist children with autism and other developmental disabilities, their families and their caretakers. Our goal is to give children the tools that will lead to increased quality of life, level of independence and safety of our clients and their families. We do this through a variety of individualized interventions, within the framework of ABA principles.

Services We Provide

ABA Assessments

At Children First ABA Clinic, our assessments are completed by a BCBA with a well-qualified assessment team. We use a wide variety of tools to provide a comprehensive evaluation. Depending on the needs of the individual an assessment could include one or more assessment tools (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS, Essential for Living, PDDBI, Vineland-3, Functional Assessment, Functional Analysis), parent interviews, preference assessments, and behavioral observations.

Once all assessments are completed, our assessment team will review the results and develop a Behavior Treatment Plan that will provide individualized measurable and objective goals that target the reduction of undesired behaviors and acquisition of new skills…..

Formal assessments are done both prior to the initiation of therapy and throughout the course of treatment. Informal assessments are completed regularly through review of the daily data and program goals by our Behavior Analysts and the therapy plan is adjusted as needed to meet each client’s individualized goals.

1:1 ABA Therapy

At Children First ABA Clinic we provide data driven treatment using evidence-based practices by well qualified therapists provided in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our therapists provide consistent and clear instruction, while collecting data, to make sure each goal is being met.

Our treatment is individualized for each client. Our focus is primarily on the reduction of undesired behaviors and acquisition of new skills in the following areas:

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication (two-way communication, appropriate verbal behavior)

  • Social skills (play skills, conversation, friendship skills, etc.)

  • Functional Behaviors (daily living/ life skills, potty training, following directions, self-help, etc.)

Evidence based practices that may be used include: Video Modeling, Differential Reinforcement, Extinction, Prompting, Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Training and Errorless Learning.

Social Skills Training

Social skills groups are formed based on the needs and strengths of the individuals. Groups range from preschool age play groups to high school social skills groups.

Parent and Caregiver Training

Individual caregiver guidance is provided as part of the therapy process. Updates on the current status of goals is given regularly to caregivers and specific instructions may be provided for skills to be worked on at home to enable generalization of those skills.

Formal, ongoing 1:1 trainings as well as group trainings are provided on a wide range of topics related to behavior analysis and autism. A comprehensive parent training series is offered as well.

Who provides the services?

  • Direct services are provided by highly qualified professionals who have been certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (You may check the credentialing for any direct staff member at

  • Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are para-professionals who are responsible for providing day-to-day therapy under the supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) are responsible for conducting assessments, developing and adjusting treatment plans, and supervising RBTs while they provide treatment. BCBAs and BCaBAs may also provide group or one-on-one therapy.