We specialize in serving adults who have aged out of school-based and other traditional children’s services. Although there may be new service options for individuals at this point in their lives, there are few programs available that use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We pride ourselves in helping adults, young and old, by improving their communication skills, increasing their independence, and removing barriers that challenging behaviors may present for them. We treat many different kinds of challenging behaviors ranging from mild to severe, including aggression, property destruction, self-injury, elopement, pica, problematic sexual behaviors, toileting issues, and other problems.
Our services are delivered where individuals live, work, and play to include their homes, community, and jobs. We strive to help these adults interact more effectively with others and acquire sufficient functional skills so they can exercise more control over their own lives.
Consultation Treatment Model
When working with adults, our services typically involve a consultative approach. This involves a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) working with the service recipient, his/her family, and paid caregivers to assess the needs of the individual first. A treatment plan (often referred to as a Behavior Support Plan- BSP) is then developed in collaboration with all parties. All staff, caregivers, and family are trained on the plan and are provided necessary support to implement the interventions. While we do work directly with the service recipient, the treatment gains tend to result from caregiver implementation rather than direct therapy from our staff. In some situations, we do provide 1:1 direct therapy for adults but this tends to primarily require private pay.
We currently work with some residential and day service providers in Georgia that serve individuals through the NOW & COMP Medicaid Waivers. We also provide services to individuals with these waivers that use Participant Direction (self-direction). For young adults, your health insurance may still cover services or self-pay may be the only option to access our services.