Providing Facility-Based ABA Therapy

to 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).


Benefits of a Facility-Based ABA Program
  • Professional Collaboration  Your child's Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Trainee (a therapist who has not yet sat for the RBT exam) is able to consult face to face with the Clinical Supervisor and other clinicians to improve your child's program.  Furthermore, the ability for the BCBA's (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) to provide face to face supervision of your child's skill or any difficult behavior, facilitates swifter and advantageous adjustments to your child's program.

  • Training RBT's receive frequent training and supervision which provides better avoidance of instruction drift.  Trainees receive regular face to face guidance and assistance as they train to become RBT's. 

  • Supervision BCBA's and BCaBA's (Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst) can provide more frequent and better timed supervision depending upon what program the child is finding challenging.

  • Generalization Increased generalization of learned skills with other trained clinicians, clients and during community outings as well as providing parent and professional training in the school and home settings. 

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

  • Consistently 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.
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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