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Autism Therapy in Atlanta

Autism Therapy in Atlanta


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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 Atlanta

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Atlanta Location:

3070 Presidential Drive
Suite 240
Atlanta GA 30340

Autism Learning Partners is proud to partner with Georgia Medicaid to serve families in Georgia. We are contracted to work with all four Care Management Organizations. Whether your family is assigned to Amerigroup Community Care, CareSource, Peach State Health Plan, or WellCare we’re here to help! Our Intake team can walk you through the requirements to access ABA per your specific health plan assignment, but all will require an autism diagnosis made by an MD or Psychologist. An autism diagnosis will typically include a standardized assessment, such as ADOS (Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule), ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised), CARS (Childhood Autism Rating Scale), or GARS (Gilliam Autism Rating Scale). You may check your child’s autism diagnosis for the inclusion of one of these assessments but, if you’re unsure, please feel free to contact our experienced Intake team, who will advise.

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Atlanta:

Beacon Health Options logo - ALP insurance option
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
georgia medicaid logo ALP insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option

About Autism Learning Partners in Atlanta

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.

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Meet Your Atlanta Team

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Danielle Virnelson MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

Danielle is a board certified behavior analyst and Associate Clinical Director for Autism Learning Partners. She recently moved to Charlotte from California for a change of scenery and to be able to enjoy all 4 seasons. She has been working in the field of ABA for 8 years. Danielle started out as a behavior therapist in the home and school settings after graduating from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Psychology and being introduced to ABA by one of her former professors. Danielle shortly realized her passion for the field and went on to attend graduate school, also at Cal State Northridge. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as her BCBA certification in 2015. Prior to her role as Associate Clinical Director, Danielle was an ABA supervisor and has worked with clients between the ages of 2 and 22 years old with autism and other developmental disabilities, in various settings (clinic, home, community, and schools), as well as in running Social Skills groups using the PEERS curriculum.

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Frequently Asked Questions in Atlanta

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

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.

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.

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.

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