Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR A QUALIFIED ABA PROVIDER
Indiana ABA Institute (IABAI)
IABAI offers early intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism and other language/learning delays. This also includes extensive caregiver training and consultation for the development of Individual Education Plans. IABAI also provides ABA for adolescents to address skill deficits and problem behaviors commonly associated with ASD.
IABAI was co-founded by behavior analysts Amy B. McComas and Paul D. McComas. Paul and Amy have worked together for nearly 13 years providing behavior analysis services to children in the juvenile justice system, children in the foster care system, children and adults with developmental disabilities, and human service organizations. They regularly provide trainings to caregivers, educators and others in the community, and actively advocate for evidence-based, high-quality behavioral services.
Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Indiana Applied Behavior Analysis Institute (IABAI) offers home-based and clinic-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and families who need support for challenging behavior problems. IABAI also provides professional development training on topics related to behavior, developmental disabilities such as autism, and more.
IABAI is a provider with many insurance companies, such as Anthem, TriCare, and Children’s Special Healthcare Services. Our professional medical billing partners can assist with the verification of coverage and the filing of claims. IABAI also accepts private payments for services.
2270 Lake Avenue, Suite 101, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805
Children's Autism Center
Behavior Anayltic Services (BCBA®)
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) conduct individualized assessments and parent interviews to develop programming for your child. Our BCBAs will train your child's team of therapists and update programming regularly to ensure continued progress. Our BCBAs will also attend IEP/IFSP meetings as requested, school and in-home observations to ensure generalization of skills, and functional behavior assessments as needed. Our BCBAs regularly conduct team meetings, including parents and other outside professionals, to promote a collaborative approach.
Direct 1:1 Therapy
Your child will have a dedicated team of therapists who will provide a support system for you and your family. Team members work in conjunction with BCBAs, Lead Therapists, and parents to provide the highest quality of therapy possible. Direct therapy is available in center or in-home based on recommendations by the BCBA. A therapist may provide direct intervention for your child at school as prescribed by the BCBA.
Focus of Intervention
Programming focuses on improving the following areas:
• Attention and Cooperation
• Motivation for Learning
• Verbal Behavior/ Communication Skills
• Self-help and Toileting
• Play and Leisure Skills
• Social Interaction
• Supplemental Academic Programming
• Other Developmentally Appropriate Skills
Programming may also focus on reducing challenging behaviors, such as:
• Transitioning Difficulties
• Other Problematic or Disruptive Behaviors
We ensure each child receives a seamless and consistent program of instruction with integrated services.
South: 10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
North: 9925 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: (260) 459-6040
Fort Wayne Autism Center
Our journey working with children with autism began more than 12 years ago working at a center in Indianapolis. In 2006 our center was established with a simple focus on providing great therapy for children with autism and building a unique, awesome and friendly work culture. Not only do we love doing what we do, but also we have a lot of fun working with children! It has been truly gratifying to have been able to help so many children and to watch their progress with simple things such as signs, speech and behavioral development in general. And as we’ve grown, we’ve kept a laser sharp focus on the principles our company was founded on…
We recognize the uniqueness and ability that exists within every child. We also realize that we have a limited window of opportunity to help each child make the maximum possible progress. We work with children with autism spectrum disorders between the ages of 1 and 13 and specialize in providing early intervention, personalized and intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs. Our Early Intervention programs are designed for children under the age of 4 and our intensive programs focus on preparing children for the classroom. Some children who participate in early and intensive ABA for 2 or more years acquire sufficient skills to participate in regular classrooms with little or no additional support by kindergarten or first grade. Research shows ABA therapy is the most effective evidence-based treatment for Autism.
2817 E Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46825
3948 New Vision Dr Suite D, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Meaningful Day Services
Applied Behavior Analysis is the practice of using researched and scientifically based strategies to teach desired behaviors and skills. Some of these techniques include the appropriate use of reinforcement, shaping, chaining, verbal behavior tools, prompting and prompt fading, errorless learning and appropriate error correction training. We apply these tools to teaching social, communication, daily living, academic, pre-academic, and many other skill areas.
6142 Saint Joe Center Rd. #171, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Our comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program is based on B.F. Skinner’s principles of behavior. Hopebridge uses Verbal Behavioral Therapy alongside ABA to impact language development and higher level communication skills for functioning. Additional components to the program will address developmental delays, behavioral issues and socialization. ABA principles can be applied to anyone capable of learning and have been particularly successful for individuals with autism, behavioral concerns and other verbal development disorders.
We have Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) and Board Certified Associate Behavioral Analysts (BCABA) to conduct clients’ initial assessment, write goals for improvement, and recommend the number of hours our clients are seen by trained ABA Therapists. Hopebridge’s ABA department utilizes the VB-MAPP assessment tools. While the BCBA/BCABA oversees the entirety of the ABA program, your child’s direct therapy will be provided by one of our primary therapists. The BCBA/BCABA will follow the course of treatment and your child’s progress toward the set goals through evaluations and consultations with our primary therapists, who receive ongoing training.
Our ABA services are provided at one of our clinics located in the Midwest (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio). Our goal is to partner with all those involved in the client’s care to maximize the services they receive. Various services and disciplines may also encompass speech, physical and occupational therapies, as well as goals provided by the school for the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or Individual Service Plan (ISP).
Hopebridge Fort Wayne
4422 E State Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Child's Play Behavior Analysis
Opened in 2014, Child’s Play represents the area’s premier behavioral and austism centers, delivering exceptional Behavior Analysis services to our community’s children with autism and other behavioral issues.
Child’s Play’s three Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)—Fulcher, Shaw and wife, Tiffany—oversee daily operations at both the Fort Wayne and Huntington offices. It is their responsibility to ensure that the clinics run smoothly and deliver consistent care and support to the numerous clients who attend our facilities. As we fulfill our organization’s mission, “To embrace the life and potential of all individuals through competent and sincere supportive services,” Child’s Play Behavior Analysis strives to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to live a full and happy life.
4118 N. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Maple Seed Farms
Maple Seed Farms was created to address the changing needs of children and young
adults as they grow. By focusing on a mixture of daily living, group participation, and
individualized skills, we can help prepare for the future.
Our 6-acre property (complete with a renovated farmhouse, in-ground swimming pool,
duplex, chicken coop and barn) provides a unique setting for individuals to receive
services in a natural, non-clinical environment.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services
Through ABA, we focus on increasing socially significant behaviors and decreasing
maladaptive behaviors, including aggression and self-injury. Participants receive 1:1
intensive, individualized therapy in full- or half-day programs. Oversight by a Board
Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) ensures continued progress on skill achievement
including: Communication, Social, Self-help, Attention.
Medicaid Waiver Services
Children and young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are able
to access services and support at Maple Seed Farms and in their homes and
communities. We provide the following full- or half-day Waiver programs: Facility Habilitation, Respite Care, Participant Attendant Care (PAC), Community Habilitation, Pre-vocational Services.
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101 W. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825