Young woman playing with boy in nursery schoolMCC Applied Behavior Analysis Services

MCC offers high-quality, evidence-based, applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for individuals through age 21 and their families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders.

What Is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA is a set of principles based in learning and behavior.  It stems from the idea that a person’s behavior is the result of past learning and the current environment.

ABA is evidence-based, which means it has met standards of scientific testing, including its effectiveness and usefulness.

ABA is considered a “best practice” treatment by the U.S. Surgeon General and is endorsed by many other organizations including The Autism Society of America, The National Institute of Mental Health, and The American Academy of Pediatrics.

What Can ABA Do?

Our team works with your family to develop an individualized program for every child.  Each program uses research based techniques to decrease challenging behaviors while simultaneously teaching valuable replacement skills.

  • Reduce Challenging Behaviors
    Tantrum, aggression, self-injury, repetitive behaviors, noncompliance, and more.
  • Teach Important Skills
    Communication, social skills, tolerance, daily living tasks, community safety and involvement, and more.

What strategies are used?

Every child’s plan is individualized based on specific needs, as identified through an initial assessment.  All strategies are developed from research-supported and well-established practices.  Some common strategies used in ABA include positive reinforcement, prompting, modeling, generalization, and breaking tasks into small steps.

Services Offered

MCC offers ABA Services for individuals through age 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders.  Types of services include:

  • In-home services
  • Center-based programming
  • Consultation
  • Social skills groups
  • Caregiver training

Our ABA Team

MCC Inc. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services include a team of highly trained, specialized professionals dedicated to helping families make meaningful behavior changes.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

The BCBA is the team leader.  The BCBA is responsible for completing assessments, designing behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming, analyzing data and progress, and supervising 1:1 staff.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)

The RBT is the 1:1 staff who works with your child and family to implement programming goals and collect ongoing data to measure progress and outcomes.

BCBAs and RBTs meet all education, experience, training, and ethics requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (www.bacb.com) in addition to all state requirements.

Insurance Coverage

ABA is covered by Pennsylvania Medical Assistance as managed through Community Behavioral Health (CBH), Magellan, and Community Care Behavioral Health HealthChoices for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

If you need help obtaining Medical Assistance, or don’t know if your insurance covers ABA, please call us at 267-525-7000 and ask for the ABA department, or email us at ABAprogram@warwickfamilyservices.com.