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At Autism Home Support Services, we utilize the evidence-based practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, a treatment scientifically proven to have the most effective results for helping children with Autism achieve success.

From intake to kickoff of ABA behavior therapy, our technology-supported approach is an integrative one that hinges upon ongoing collaborative communication among our team and your family. One of our uniquely Intake Coordinators will be there to answer any questions you have throughout the entire process, which includes:

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Insurance Coverage Verification

Our in-house insurance team works with your insurance company to verify that you have coverage for ABA behavior therapy services for your child and submits bills directly to them, eliminating you as the middleman going forward.

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Pre-Care Assessment

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) meets with you and your child to conduct an in-depth interview screening to gather more information and observe your child in the home setting.

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Care Plan

The BCBA will use the information gathered during the pre-care assessment, along with direct observation of the child, to create the initial Care Plan. This is a clinical document that details programs used to assist your child in meeting their goals (e.g., communication skills, academic skills, social skills, potty training). The Care Plan will be actively managed by your BCBA in collaboration with you as your child masters goals and acquires new skills.

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Care and Support

A team of skilled Care Team Members (CTMs) will be assigned based on your child’s needs, geographical location and the required qualifications for the level of care provided. Your care team will be responsible for implementing your child’s care plan under the direct supervision of the BCBA.

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Online Reporting

Notes and data on your child’s development and programs will be maintained in an online format, available to you via a secure login anytime. With your approval, we add video data to demonstrate progress, communicate via Internet video conference, and can share this information with any other member of your child’s therapeutic team.

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Ongoing Training and Supervision

Parent training is integral to your child’s success and our process. Your BCBA will provide routine skills development and behavior support for not just your child’s Care Team but parents as well. A monthly progress review meeting will be held between you and your Care Team to evaluate your child’s overall development within the program and make any necessary changes. Additional BCBA time can be scheduled as needed.

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Intake Specialists are available
7 am – 7 pm CST to discuss what makes AHSS different and answer any questions you may have!

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A few weeks ago, I observed E in his church group as they visited a nursing home to sing for the residents. When I started working with E two years ago, he struggled to make eye contact, use appropriate social language, and tolerate stimulating environments.

What a difference two years of ABA and parent commitment make! E was leading the group in song and dance, attending to the teacher during the performance, and then went on to individually greet and converse with most of the residents! He has made significant improvements over the past two years and I am eager to see what the next two years brings.

Katie Null, BCBA Specialist with AHSS

shared this story on her 5-year-old male client

Today I was playing on our center playground set when I accidentally bumped my head. I said “owww” loudly and immediately my kiddo climbed up the stairs and asked if I was okay and patted my head. He showed sympathy for me when he knew I really felt pain. That was the sweetest thing he’s ever done!!

Marie W.

Care Team Member, AHSS

My one kiddo is learning how to eat independently. The other day, after we faded prompts within session, he picked up the spoon, got some yogurt and ate it by himself! All this progress in 20 minutes!

Katie N.

BCBA, AHSS

One of my kiddos began engaging in severe aggression all of a sudden. Through hard work, functional analysis, and teamwork, we changed our approach and started using more natural-environment teaching coupled with an increase in choice/control for the child. She is now doing so well (has near zero episodes of aggression) that we never needed to implement a formal behavior plan! Her school teacher even contacted me to say what a difference she has noticed in this child.

Katie N.

BCBA, AHSS

The Open Doors Ministry strives to make Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville, Illinois, a more accommodating and accepting congregation for children and youth with special needs, as well as their families.

A primary focus of our ministry is to provide “buddies” to accompany special-needs children in Sunday School and youth activities. AHSS provided training to buddies at our church and helped to develop individualized accommodation plans for several students. The AHSS services were excellent. AHSS provided Jessie Carson, a gifted therapist, to work with our buddies, and, in order to better understand our needs and those of other churches, several AHSS staff members attended an educational program sponsored by Grace Church for the surrounding community.

A special thanks to Laura McKee and Kenn Miller who helped to make this arrangement with AHSS possible. We are blessed to know that AHSS is a resource to us as we continue in this important ministry.

Mark and Laurel Fleming (Unsolicited)

Co-Chairs - Open Doors Ministry, Former collaborators

Starting with the teachers and continuing with all the therapist (speech, occupational, and ABA ) I believe that we had made progress. S is a different child and I believe that this is just the beginning. Even now writing this email, tears are coming down because I am really happy to see that I made the best decision at this time.

I believe the program will open a lot of doors for more kids.

Thank you so much for all your help and support. I believe that persons like you is what make other parents stronger.

Former Client, Mother of 3 and a half year old girl (Unsolicited)

developing verbal capabilities, motor skills, social interactions, toiletting, North Chicago

I sneezed during an overlap and my three-year-old client got up from the table, walked over to the tissue box, grabbed one and handed it to me, then went back to the table and continued working.

Aislin B.

Post Supervision Intern, AHSS

My six year old has done so well in the general education classroom this year, they are discontinuing his behavior plan at his next IEP!

Aislin B.

Post Supervision Intern, AHSS

A huge joy of mine is not only the expansion of our center services, but also the collaboration that is happening between ABA and SLP therapies at our centers. Coordination of care has happened via consultative emails, incidental “overlaps” while clients are being served, and during team meetings when approaches are explained to parents in a positive and constructive manner. I am so thankful to work in an environment that is so client-centered where professionals can come together to best meet the needs of our families. It takes effort, communication, and ego-check to openly and honestly discuss how best to approach one particular case from sometimes differing points of view. I’m so proud of AHSS for being this environment. Yay Team!

Tracy C.

Manager of Center-based Clinical Operations, AHSS

I have a kiddo who is showing his family, teachers, and AHSS staff some of his newly-discovered vocal skills that includes saying simple things like “Hi” and “Bye” at appropriate times.

Marie W.

Care Team Member, AHSS

With another client of mine, we’ve been working on labeling places in the community and one of our targets was “grocery store.” Well, one day at home with mom, he was upset and she couldn’t figure out what he wanted. Finally he said “grocery store” and went to get his shoes! He wanted to go to the grocery store to get cookies!

Taragene M.

BCBA, AHSS

One child who is being taught interaction skills and is working on asking questions was engaging with the CTM talking about camping and rafting. The child asked the CTM if the rocks were “really sharp” with no prompts!

Tera W.

BCBA, AHSS

We are C’s teachers and we wanted you to know how excited we are to be working with your therapists. Today we saw an immediate connection between C and [another student] J! C joined our circle willingly as he sat with J. We could see that he was paying attention more to what was going on during this large group time. C did not cry or scream when J made suggestions during free play. Transitions were a little smoother. It was amazing to us that J was able to reach C so easily having never even met him. We are really looking forward to the coming weeks and learning more how to best meet C’s needs.

Pauline S.

Client Service Coordinator, AHSS

I have been with one of my clients for over three years now. When I started working with her, she had an extremely limited food repertoire (goldfish and apple sauce). She would engage in problem behaviors any time a non-preferred food was presented. She is now trying almost everything presented to her at school during snack and lunch…even foods that are non-preferred! Yesterday she ate blueberry yogurt for a snack! She has increased her food repertoire drastically, and we have also been able to generalize this in-home with mom and dad!

Bridgette H.

Program Lead, AHSS

I had a new client, age 14, who needed to work on social skills and how to make or maintain friendships. He now independently walks over to friends’ houses and asks them to hang out. He recently got a new iPhone and parents report that he is texting appropriately and using sarcasm with his friends. He even had his first ever group sleepover the other day and stayed up until 2am!

Katie N.

BCBA, AHSS

I have been working with [my client] on appropriate conversation skills. The other day, I had a back-and-forth conversation with him with very little prompting. His conversation skills were right on key, as well as his expressions as to what he was saying and what I was telling him. This was so amazing to see as we have been working so hard on this!

Stacie G.

Care Team Member, AHSS

One client used to have significant meltdowns at the store, so I have been doing parent trainings in Target. Last night I hid in the aisles so the child wouldn’t see me. I observed mom, dad, brother, and client navigate Target with zero issues! She earned a new Lego movie for doing so well in the store and parents were able to purchase what they needed within 30 minutes.

Katie N.

BCBA, AHSS

A few weeks ago, I observed E in his church group as they visited a nursing home to sing for the residents. When I started working with E two years ago, he struggled to make eye contact, use appropriate social language, and tolerate stimulating environments.

What a difference two years of ABA and parent commitment make! E was leading the group in song and dance, attending to the teacher during the performance, and then went on to individually greet and converse with most of the residents! He has made significant improvements over the past two years and I am eager to see what the next two years brings.


UPDATED Jan 2017: E graduated last June and I recently emailed the parents to check on him. Parents reported that E was doing well in school and continues to amaze them each day. They are very happy with what ABA did for their son and how it helped them grow as parents.

Katie N.

BCBA, AHSS

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