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Helping Families Cope With Autism


The Autism Center focuses on providing services for individuals with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum and/or a disability that impacts behavior. Everything we do, from initial assessment to our direct therapies, school consults and parent trainings ensures that the individual is getting the right service at the right time. Treatment programs focus on the development of language, communication, play, social interaction, and daily living skills using the evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology.

Gateways Autism Center is staffed with Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and highly qualified ABA Therapists and provides the following services:

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Assessments Gateways Autism Center assessments can be delivered as a standalone service or as part of the continuum of services that range from assessments, to treatment planning, and direct one-on-one therapy. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are skilled in using a variety of assessment tools that provide them with data necessary to determine what combination of practices and techniques are appropriate to meet each individual’s needs

Treatment Plans Treatment begins with an initial assessment by one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), after which the BCBA establishes a customized treatment plan detailing the individualized program that will be delivered by our highly trained para-professional staff. Our treatment programs are focused on the development of language, communication, play, social interaction, and daily living skills using the evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an effective means of intervention for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. ABA teaches social, motor, and reasoning skills, verbal behavior, and can manage challenging behaviors. Our ABA program provides behavior therapy to develop language, communication, play, social interaction, and daily living skills. We tailor our in-home ABA services to fit the family’s schedules and needs, offering flexibility and choices. Our school services provide the flexibility to deliver- services at school and also during pre and post school activities.

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a systematic process based on applied behavior analysis that seeks to identify the problem behavior of an individual to determine the function or purpose of the behavior. The assessment involves observation of the individual in their natural environment, data analysis, completing checklists and rating forms, and interviews with the parents, caregivers, and/or staff. The gathered information is utilized to maximize the effectiveness and develop interventions to teach acceptable alternatives to the problem behavior using Discrete Trail Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Verbal Behavior (VB) and other techniques.

This service attempts to identify the purpose or function of an individual's behavior. A BCBA will observe the individual and conduct interviews with their team and family in order to identify the function of the behavior. Once a function is identified, recommendations are made to help reduce inappropriate or concerning behaviors, and increase appropriate replacement behaviors.

School Consultations Gateways Autism Center Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), are available to schools for consultation in the areas of supports training needed for students with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, as well as other disabilities and behavioral issues. We also conduct functional assessments to develop appropriate intervention plans for students at-risk for restrictive placement. After an initial assessment, the BCBA provides support and strategies to improve language, social, adaptive and/or academic skills for the student in the least restrictive environment possible. We also provide school staff training in the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to effectively deliver the services needed.

Parent Education and Support We offer in-home and on-site training that gives parents tools to more effectively teach their children using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. Our staff provides strategies and techniques to help structure your child’s day, create sensory rich activities, develop self-help skills, and practice social skills. Parent involvement in the training is critical to the success and effectiveness of the program.

Practicums Gateways Autism Center Board Certified Behavior Analysts offer aspiring behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts the opportunity to receive the supervision and practicum needed to complete their graduate work and hands-on experience required for board certification.

Payment Options Services are covered by most insurance plans. Payment can also be made through private pay, Medicaid or school contracts.

Contact Us If you want more information, or would like to book an initial consultation, please contact us at:

Phone: 603) 882-6333
Fax: (603) 459-2783