Autism Therapy in Orange


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M-CHAT-R Screening Tool

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

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Services We Offer in Orange

Map of Autism Learning Partners in Orange

Orange Location:

Autism Learning Partners, and Children’s Learning Connection (a division of Autism Learning Partners)

3111 N Tustin St
Suite 100

Orange CA 92865

The ABA Medi-Cal benefit in Orange County is administered by CalOptima. CalOptima members may reach the appropriate department by calling the number on the back of their insurance card. 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. You may then include that information in your call to CalOptima. 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 Orange:

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
Easter seals logo - alp insurance option
healthnet-logo alp-insurance-options
IEHP Medi-Cal logo -alp insurance option
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 Orange

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 Orange Team

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Michelle Jesolva MSW, BCBA

Clinical Director

Michelle “Shelli” Jesolva graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Masters in Social Work and completed her BCBA coursework from Florida Institute of Technology. She has worked in the field of ABA for 9 years, specifically in Orange County. Shelli’s primary role is to facilitate the implementation of high quality ABA services by training staff and collaborating with our BCBAs, RBTs and BT’s.
“It is a great honor to work with our clients and families. I value the trust they put in us to help their children reach their potential. Seeing the changes and growth with each person is so rewarding; this includes our staff at ALP. I take great pride in the work our team does daily, and the dedication they show our clients and families continues to astound me.”

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Ben Olch MS, OTR/L

Associate Clinical Director

Ben Olch graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St Louis. He has been with Children’s Learning Connection since 2015 and has previously had the roles of Senior Occupational Therapist and Motor Department Manager. Ben is deeply committed to CLC's mission of providing collaborative care, working closely with speech, occupational, physical, and ABA teams to ensure the highest quality of care for families. He is interested in staying updated on the latest advancements in therapy techniques and evidence-based practices to continue to improve our standard of care. Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors.

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Amy Wilson MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

Amy Wilson has been in ABA for about 20 years. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with my horse and 3 dogs, camping, and binge-watching TV. If she had to pick a favorite food, it would be tacos or pizza, but it's really anything that keeps her from getting hangry!

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Frequently Asked Questions in Orange

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

1520 Nutmeg Pl
Suite 110
Costa Mesa CA 92626

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.

Yes, if it is considered medically necessary by the ALP Clinical team, the school district allows, and the insurance provider approves. We will collaborate with the education team to build a comprehensive plan for your child.

There are parent organizations and resources within North Orange County that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please visit Regional Center of Orange County for more information.

ALP’s Social Skills Groups are led by experienced and trained staff to facilitate healthy peer relationships, teach coping mechanisms, and provide tools to cope with social changes and learning healthy choices for emotional expression. Parental involvement is crucial to the generalization and maintenance of skills children will learn. Parents are trained in using techniques that are demonstrated in Social Skills Groups.

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