West Seneca Location

Coming Soon: Diagnostic Services

We are now taking appointments for diagnostic evaluations starting in October! Call us today to be first on the waiting list when this service becomes available.

Our Services

These are the technical names for the services we offer. Above all, we want you to know we use proven, scientific therapies that are customized to your child and your family. Note that services may differ by region and clinician. If you are wondering what services are right for your child, please contact us.

Diagnostic Services

We offer on-site diagnostic evaluations for individuals from birth to 6 years old. This on-site service allows families to access all necessary services in one convenient location.

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Focused ABA Therapy

Focused ABA services are for individuals who (a) need treatment only for a limited number of key functional skills, or (b) have such an acute problem behavior that its treatment needs prioritized.

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Comprehensive ABA

Our processes to improve cognition, adaptive, social, and emotional domains range from highly-structured lessons to more naturalistic programming that can look like play, chore completion, or conversation.

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Parent Education & Training

It has been proven that parents who are actively involved in their child’s therapy often see more progress in their children. Our clinical team is trained to build success for the entire family unit.

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Social Skills Program

Achievement in the domain of social interaction greatly improves the quality of life for a learner and we place a premium on screening, assessment, and individually tailored interventions.

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Our Clinical Advisory Board

Autism Learning Partners’ Clinical Advisory Board is comprised of esteemed leaders in the autism therapy industry. The board helps establish and maintain ALP’s industry-leading standards in values-based, customized autism therapy for families. We encourage you to inquiry about the advisory board of any other autism services partner you may be considering.

New York Health Insurance Plans We Accept:

Don’t see your insurance listed? Contact us and we’ll advocate on your behalf to make sure your child gets access to the treatment they deserve-even if it’s with another agency.

Aetna
AmeriGroup
BCBS of Western and North Eastern NY
BCBS Excellus
Cigna
CDPHP
Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Strategies
ComPsych
HealthNow
MVP HealthCare
Optum /UBH /UHC
Tri-North
Univera

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What Our Patients Are Saying

These testimonials were solicited and provided by parents or guardians of former clients. The families who provided these testimonials are no longer receiving services nor affiliated with Autism Learning Partners or its subsidiaries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you diagnose?

Yes. We have a licensed psychologist onsite that can diagnose children 6 years of age and under.
For children over 6, we have established community partnerships that can assist. For a list of our community partnerships, please contact our intake department at 855-806-4785 Ext. 276

Do you have qualified Staff?

Yes! Each ALP region employs BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and Masters level Supervisors who oversee all Clinical operations. Additionally, our Behavior Technicians who carry out the daily treatment programs all receive a comprehensive training program along with regular supervision, support and ongoing training by our senior Clinical staff.

Can I meet the staff (my Behavior Technician) before my child’s treatment begins?

Yes. Your designated Clinical supervisor will review our Client Partnership Agreement with you and help you get oriented to our treatment approach. You will have opportunity to meet the rest of your team as they work with you to become familiar with your child.

Do you require a minimum number of hours?

Yes. We require parents to commit to what is medically necessary for their child to make progress. Your BCBA will prescribe a level of service (number of weekly hours) based on your child’s individual needs that will most likely lead to the best opportunity for behavioral improvements.

Do you provide school-based services?

Yes, we can, if it is considered medically necessary and a recommended service by your ALP Clinical staff. Additionally, your insurance company must approve it, and your school must approve ALP staff to be on premise with your child.

Do you provide services on weekends?

Yes. We regularly provide sessions on weekends. ABA is a daily treatment program and we do offer some of those hours on weekends. Before treatment begins, our Client Services team will inform you of what options are available and finalize your schedule with you.

Do you provide a blended treatment option (e.g. half in home / half in a clinic)?

At many locations, we offer clinic and home-based services, however, not all locations have a clinic at this time. Feel free to reach out to your Intake Coordinator for more information about what is available in your area.

I already have an ABA provider. Can I only enroll in Social Skills Groups with Autism Learning Partners?

It is possible, but you will need to contact your insurance plan. Many funding sources/insurance providers do not approve more than one authorization for treatment in this area. Please check with your specific provider for their rules and guidelines.

Do I have to be present while my child is receiving services?

In order for a child to make progress, family participation is a vital component. Your Clinical team will recommend a level of participation they determine is necessary. We encourage parents to sit in on sessions as often as they can. You are not required to participate in all ABA sessions, however, a caregiver over the age of 18 must be onsite at the home at all times. For clinic-based appointments, the child may be dropped off.

Can my BT drive my child around, if needed?

No. Your Behavior Technician can accompany your family for a clinically recommended trip. BTs are prohibited from driving the child, however, even if a parent or guardian is present in the car.

Office Leaders

Anna Castonguay, MA, BCBA, LBA

Associate Clinical Director

Anna is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and is licensed in behavior analysis in Massachusetts and New York State. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo and her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. Anna started working at Autism Learning Partners in 2015 as a behavior technician while she was completing her master’s degree. She has also worked at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Massachusetts, as a behavior specialist. Since receiving her license to practice behavior analysis in New York, Anna has returned to Autism Learning Partners to work as a Clinical Supervisor in Buffalo before becoming the Associate Clinical Director of Rochester, New York. Anna provides BCBA oversight and supervision in home and in schools, conducts functional behavior assessments, helps supports the clinical supervisors in her region, and oversees operations.  She values providing top clinical care to her clients as well as providing support to her employees.