Massachusetts

Autism Learning Partners is proud to serve multiple areas in the state of Massachusetts.

      Autism Services in Massachusetts

      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.

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      Center-Based ABA
      Therapy

      Center-based ABA services allow your child to learn a variety of skills in a structured environment. This setting enables generalization of skills in a less familiar environment.

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      Home-Based ABA
      Therapy

      Home-based ABA services allow teaching to occur in the child’s natural environment and incorporates learning within the child’s natural routine

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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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      Telehealth
      Services

      Telehealth is a tool that allows us to deliver Applied Behavior Analysis services directly to families using electronic telecommunication technology.

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      Comprehensive ABA
      Therapy

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

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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 to be prioritized.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Do you diagnose?

      We have established community partnerships that can assist you and your family. For a list of diagnosticians near you, please contact our intake department at 855-295-3276 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)?

      Yes. We offer a flexible service location offering for our families and will collaborate with your family and what is best for your child.

      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.

      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.

      Massachusetts Directors

      Alison Nalivaika
      Clinical Director

      Alison Nalivaika, MA, LABA, BCBA

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      Alison (Ali) Nalivaika is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Child Development and Family Relations. She furthered her education at Bay Path University, where she obtained her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016. Ali is has experience working in both residential and home based settings with individuals ranging from 2-18 years old and has provided ABA services to families and individuals with disabilities since 2014. She was born and raised in Worcester, MA and is excited to serve her hometown with the quality service and care that Autism Learning Partners strives to provide.
      Cara Gibney
      Clinical Director

      Cara Gibney, BA, PGDip, MA, BCBA, LABA

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      Cara has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 10 years. She completed her qualifications through the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she conducted a Masters level research thesis in the area of vocal stereotypy. Cara has provided ABA services within New Zealand, Abu Dhabi, the Cayman Islands and the United States. She has worked within homes, centers, schools and under Government contracts.

      Cara is passionate about providing high quality, family-focused intervention. She believes that parent involvement and healthy clinical relationships create strong learning environments, which can lead to greater outcomes.

      Cara grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and has been a Massachusetts resident for the past 2 years

      Erin Zwisler
      Clinical Director

      Erin Zwisler, MA, BCBA., LABA

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      Erin has provided ABA services to families and individuals with disabilities since 2008. She has worked in local schools, outpatient centers and homes applying the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The emerging field of ABA has lead Erin to think outside the box and provide her clients with creative approaches to program and skill building. Erin grew up in Western Mass and looks forward to helping ALP become a benefit to the area. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” – Ignacio Estrada