Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.*
We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges.
The term ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It’s an approach that was derived from learning theory. In ABA, a socially significant behavior is targeted, such as a child learning to make request. And then an environmental alteration is introduced, such as teaching instructions and a reward for a correct response. And then the change in the targeted behavior is objectively measured.
A BCBA is a board certified individual who is trained to provide and supervise behavior analysis. Often it is a BCBA who supervises individuals providing ABA.
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is one of the credentials extended by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to paraprofessionals who execute interventions for promoting socially acceptable behaviors.
Every child is unique and so this is determined on a child-by-child basis. ABA is an on-going therapy that can change and grow with your child to cater to their ever-changing needs as they continue to grow older.
At CAC, we provide a hybrid, in the center and in the home therapy approach.
Please reach out to our Family Liaison at 951-813-4034 to begin your adventure.
Aetna, Blue Shield of CA, Community Health Group, IEHP, Magellan, Molina, Tricare, United Behavioral Health/Optum, Inland Regional Center and San Diego Regional Center.
At CAC, we provide our families with an Adventure Team to help navigate through their journey. Your team will consist of a BCBA, RBT, Center Guide, and Care Coordinator, designated to your region.
Our Community Cares Program is based on our commitment to provide resources inside and outside of our center. We collaborate with our local cities to develop inclusion programs for our families.
Speak with our Parent & Family Liaison!