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ABA SERVICE PROVIDERS IDENTIFIED BY PARENTS (2014 Update)

Below you will find a selected list of ABA Service providers (including schools, agencies, and individual professionals) suggested by SOME of the parents who participate in CT FEATís Parent Listserv. CT FEAT itself does NOT recommend ANY specific professionals and provides this list for informational purposes only.

CT FEAT requires multiple recommendations from CT FEAT parents before considering a provider for inclusion in this list. CT FEAT reserves the right to delete these listings at any time at our sole discretion. Also note that there are many competent providers who do not appear on this list.
If you are a CT FEAT parent who would like to nominate a professional, please write to info@ctfeat.org and give your reasons for doing so.

Parents who are interested in learning the often varying opinions of other parents regarding these and other providers can network with each other via the CT FEAT Parent Internet Discussion Group.

For more information regarding how to select an ABA Service Provider see:
A Special Note to Parents Concerning Considerations in Choosing an ABA Consultant, Program or School.

ACES (Area Cooperative Educational Services)
Northford, CT
Website: www.aces.org
Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is a Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) for the twenty-five school districts in south central Connecticut, offering various specialized programs for children on the autism spectrum.

ACHIEVE FLUENCY, LLC
Greenwich, CT
Website: http://www.achievefluency.com/
Achieve Fluency (AF) is a private learning center providing tutoring and consulting services to families and school districts, with an emphasis on ABA and Precision Teaching methods.

AUTISM & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CENTER
Stamford, CT
Website: http://ct.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=CTDR_autism_services
A division of Easter Seals, the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Center provides an array of evaluation and treatment services.

THE CENTER FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Wilton, CT
Website: www.thecenteraba.com

CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT (CCCD)
Milford , CT
Website: www.cccdinc.org
CCCD operates both private schools and outreach programs.

CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS, LLC
East Granby, CT
Website: www.creativeinterventions.net

INNOVATIVE AUTISM NETWORK (IAN)
Plainville, CT
Website: http://www.iannetwork.com
IAN offers intensive ABA, Speech, OT, and parent training.

THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (IPP)
Meriden, CT
Website: www.ippi.org
IPP is a private, non-profit human service and educational organization serving people with disabilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. IPPís Connecticut office has a Consultation and Training Group providing behavioral and educational support to children with autism.

THE MAY CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Division of School and Family Consultation
West Springfield, MA
Website: www.mayinstitute.org
A Division of the May Institute, headquartered in Randolph, MA, the Center for Child Development offers school consultation, intensive in-home services, and parent education throughout western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and Connecticut.

Applied Behavioral Strategies (ABS)
MELISSA OLIVE, BCBA-D

New Haven, CT
Website: www.appliedbehavioralstrategies.com
ABS provides consultation, assessment, training and intervention services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan.

MICHELLE RAGOZZINE AND ASSOCIATES
Milford, CT
Website: www.michelleragozzine.com
This firm offers individual, family and school consultation services to a variety of populations, including individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.

THE RIVER STREET AUTISM PROGRAM (RSAP)
Hartford, CT
Website: www.crec.org
RSAP is a division of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), one of the stateís six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs), serving 36 towns in Greater Hartford. With facilities in Windsor and Hartford, RSAP provides both home and school-based intervention programs using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

THE RIVER STREET AUTISM PROGRAM AT COLTSVILLE (RSAPC)
Hartford, CT
Website: http://www.crec.org/ss/divisionunits/coltsville/index.php
RSAPC provides intensive, year-round, school-based behavioral intervention to children with autism spectrum disorders 3-15 years of age. Classrooms provide services to PRESCHOOL (3-5 years) and TRANSITION (6-15 years) students
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*A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS: CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING AN ABA CONSULTANT, PROGRAM, OR SCHOOL

Keep in mind that that not all ABA professionals are autism specialists. And not all autism specialists are able to treat effectively all kids on the autism spectrum.

For example, someone who is skilled at developing an intensive treatment program for a non-verbal, three-year-old with severe autism may not be similarly effective with an older or more mildly impaired child whose challenges include learning how to make appropriate comments in social conversation or refrain from self-stimulatory behavior.

Furthermore, not all educational settings are optimal for all kids. A child who might do wonderfully in a home program might do comparatively poorly in an autism school, and vice versa. One child might be best served by an inclusionary setting while another might make more progress in a more specialized environment. Youíll need to educate yourself about all the available options so as to assess what best meets your individual childís special needs.

Consumers also need to educate themselves regarding the minimal qualifications that an ABA provider should have. For more information on these qualifications, see the Guidelines published by the Association for Behavior Analysis International: www.abainternational.org/Special_Interests/AutGuidelines.pdf

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