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Autism Therapy in Gateway Cities

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The official screening tool to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder in children ages 16-30 months.


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Services We Offer in Downey

Map of Autism Learning Partners in Gateway Cities

Downey Location:

12432 Bellflower Blvd
Downey CA 90242

The ABA Medi-Cal benefit in Los Angeles County is administered by a number of MCOs (Managed Care Organizations), including Anthem Medical, Blue Shield Promise Health Plan, LA Care, MHN (HealthNet), and others. We are contracted with almost all MCOs in LA County. If you are interested in working with Autism Learning Partners, please give our Intake team a call today to learn about how soon we can get your child started. It’s worth noting that, generally, Medi-Cal beneficiaries below the age of 21 years are able to access ABA therapy with a recommendation from a licensed physician or psychologist with a statement of medical necessity.

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Downey:

Anthem BlueCross Medi-cal - alp insurance option
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Logo - ALP Insurance
CalOptima Health logo
CalViva logo - alp insurance option
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
Contra Costa Medi-cal logo - alp insurance option
IEHP Medi-Cal logo -alp insurance option
Easter seals logo - alp insurance option
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LA Care logo - alp insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
molina healthcare logo - alp insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option
Partnership HealthPlan (RC) Medi-Cal logo - alp insurance option
Premera- BlueCross logo alp insurance option
WellCare logo - ALP insurance option

About Autism Learning Partners in Gateway Cities

Autism Learning Partners (formerly Pacific Child & Family Associates) began offering services to children with autism and other development disabilities, and their families, in 1988. The company was an early proponent of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and quickly adopted this clinical methodology as the cornerstone of its services to children and families. Autism Learning Partners now offers treatment services in many states across the US, collaborating with doctors, therapist, families, schools, and specialists for complete, effective care.

Our Mission

The mission of Autism Learning Partners is to provide the highest level of clinical expertise to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for the individuals and families we serve.

Our Vision

Autism Learning Partners strives to give hope, support and paths of progress for children and their families living with Autism and related disorders. We believe that a tailored, comprehensive care plan managed by our exceptional clinical talent, partnered with love and commitment from the family, allows each child to achieve his or her maximum potential.

Meet Your Downey Team

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Samantha Gonzalez MS, BCBA

Associate Clinical Director

Samantha has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, both from California State University, Los Angeles. She has experience working in clinic, home and school settings. Her areas of expertise are early intervention programs, toilet training, and severe challenging behaviors. Samantha began her career at ALP in August 2018 as a supervisor and stepped into the role of a Senior Behavior Analyst in April 2019 and then Director of the Gateway Region in March of 2022. Mentoring and teaching are her true passion to ensure that quality services are being provided to as many individuals as possible. "Being part of the growth and change in not only a client's life but a family, is the highest reinforcement, but to be part of the growth and development of another clinician who is going to go out in the world and change so many lives is what I believe to be my true purpose."

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Frequently Asked Questions in Downey

Yes, we do! We invite you to visit us at our Downey location:

12432 Bellflower Blvd
Downey CA 90242

There are parent organizations and resources within the Gateway Cities area that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please contact us for more information.

The medical diagnosis must come from a diagnostic provider, such as a Primary Care Physician or Psychologist. Unfortunately, an IEP will not suffice on its own. A diagnostic evaluation, like the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), would need to be completed.

Therapy sessions might take place in your home or community, depending on what the ALP Clinical team recommends. Each session, a Behavior Technician will work one-on-one with your child, targeting individualized goals embedded into fun and functional activities. Sessions can last 2-4 hours depending on your child’s needs. Parent training is always a part of the treatment plan, as we want you to have that support.

Therapy sessions could take place in your home or community environment, depending on what the ALP Clinical team recommends, and if the school and insurance provides approval.

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