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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
  • School services
  • Center-based programming
  • Consultation
  • Caregiver training

Center-Based ABA

MCC offers ABA services delivered in our Bensalem office to provide a highly structured environment for each child to work on individualized treatment goals. Center-based ABA may be a preferred option for those children who have difficulty participating in sessions in their home environment or for those who require a more controlled setting. Click here for more information.

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) or Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC)

The BCBA/BSC is the team leader.  The BCBA/BSC 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) or Behavior Technician (BT)

The RBT/BT 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.

Mobile Therapist (MT)

When indicated, a Mobile Therapist (MT) may be requested to provide intensive therapeutic services to the child and family and help address and support the family from an emotional/cognitive perspective.

Insurance Coverage

ABA is covered by Pennsylvania Medical Assistance under Intensive Behavior Health Services (IHBS) as managed through Community Behavioral Health (CBH) and Magellan 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@mccfamilyservices.com.