Unfortunately we are not able to take children in ABA treatment, and we must discharge children who begin ABA. We are a neurodiversity-affirming practice, and ABA hinders the natural language development of neurodivergent/autistic children. There is a reason that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has drafted a notice that they no longer support ABA as a treatment. Our clients have better results with 2x weekly therapy here than with 40 hours per week of ABA. We are highly experienced with ABA recovery for survivors of previous ABA treatment. Note that this is what autistics who have been through ABA call themselves, survivors; we use their verbiage to show respect and empathy. FAQ Q: Can you make an exception for my child? A: Unfortunately we cannot make an exception. ABA prevents children from learning language in a natural, flexible way. It makes them dislike and avoid communicating. It will make them worse rather than better. This is one reason we cannot work with children undergoing ABA treatment; they do not make good progress and often get worse. We've seen it too many times, and it's heartbreaking for us to see the children become so frustrated and distant. We also don't think it is ethical for us to take your money when we know your child is being actively prevented from making progress. However, if you change your mind about ABA and decide to go for spontaneous, flexible communication for your child, we are here. All the best in your journey.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
"Our lives have been profoundly changed for the better upon meeting and working with Anne. I got the distinct sense that she truly cared about children and was passionate about working with them. She addressed all of my concerns and pointed us in the right direction to optimize services our daughter would need. She worked with the recommendations provided by our developmental pediatrician and created a curriculum to improve our daughter's speech delay that each member of the household could perform. In just 3 months time, our daughter's speech dramatically improved and she became much more vocal and verbally interactive. Now, just barely 6 months after our first meeting with Annie, our daughter won't stop talking!"