Providing Facility-Based ABA Therapy

for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder   

Illinois Valley Autism Center's mission is to increase the personal and behavioral independence of individuals affected by an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities with a goal of recovery by using evidence based procedures and treatments with measurable goals based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).


ABA Programs

In all of our programs we require parent's participation.  We offer online courses, consultations observations, hands on instruction as well as follow-up to treatment for each of the following service program.


This treatment is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis delivered for multiple years at an intensity of 25 to 40 hours per week.  EIBI can include Functional Communication Training (FCT), Verbal Behavior (VB), Natural Environment Training / Incidental Teaching (NET), Precision Teaching (PT), Discrete Train Training (DTT), Intensive Table Teaching (ITT), Relational Frames Based (RFT) and many other evidenced based ABA teaching techniques that will teach a large number of skills (which typically include communication and adaptive functioning skills) while decreasing problem behaviors in a 1:1 direct therapy approach.


This program is appropriate for children who are already enrolled in an academic program or several other therapies and cannot participate in our EIBI program, yet have a number or skills and/or behaviors that require a more intense form of treatment.  This program is encompassed in a number of evidenced-based ABA teaching techniques identified in the EIBI program however, due to fewer hours, skills, behaviors and teaching programs will be assessed and placed on a priority wait list as only a select number of skills can be taught at one time. 


This is a specific behavioral intervention appropriate for children who need to learn skills from one area or who have one behavioral problem in need for reduction.  This program utilizes the most effective ABA techniques according to the particular skill or behavior in need of increase / decrease.  This program is much less intense with a great deal more parent participation.


This is a social skills training program provide in small groups pairing children of similar age and skill level.  All groups are highly individualized and target specific social skills depending on the child’s needs as well as an overall group plan and goal.  Our groups are open to children who have difficulty with social issues such as relating to others, building friendships and social etiquette.  Our social groups are typically a two hour program after school Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Benefits of a Facility-Based ABA Program
  • Professional Collaboration  In a facility based program the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is able to consult face to face with the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and other clinicians to improve your child's program.  

  • Training RBT's receive continual training along with frequent supervision to avoid instructional drift.  

  • Supervision BCBA's and BCaBA's (Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst) are able to provide more frequent and better timed supervision.  If a child is having difficulties with a skill they can step in and observe in the moment instead of depending upon the RBT relaying the difficulties over the phone at a later time and trying to make the proper adjustments to the program.

  • Generalization Increased generalization of learned skills with the easy availability and access of other trained clinicians.   

  • Social Skills Opportunity to target social skills and cooperative play during structured group activities.

  • Consistent Accessible Therapy Rarely are sessions cancelled since it is easier to make clinician substitutions in a facility-based program if a RBT calls in sick.

  • School Readiness Your child can participate in classroom routines such as sitting in circle time, responding in a group setting, going to the restroom, lining up, lunch room routines, etc in a facility setting.
Some issues we address...
  • Communication & Language
  • Replacing and/or eliminating problem behaviors
  • Tolerating Novel Activities
  • Communication & Language
  • Sensory Issues
  • Potty Training
  • Accepting No
  • Changing from Routines
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Everyday Community Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Following Direction
  • Self Help
  • Play & Leisure
  • School Readiness & Academic


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