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Autism Therapy in Taunton MA

Autism Therapy in Taunton

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Welcome to ALP Taunton

We individualize treatment and will embed a variety of ABA strategies to ensure that the child makes progress towards his/her goals.

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Taunton Location:

600 South St West
Suite 4F #1020
Raynham MA 02767

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Taunton:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Logo - ALP Insurance
Beacon Health Options logo - ALP insurance option
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option
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United Behavioral Health Solutions alp insurance option Massachusetts

Services We Offer in Taunton

About Autism Learning Partners in Taunton

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, therapists, 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 Taunton Team

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Alison Nalivaika, MA, LABA, BCBA MA, LABA, BCBA

Clinical Director

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.

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Cara Gibney BA, PGDip, MA, BCBA, LABA

Clinical Director

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

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Erin Zwisler MA, BCBA., LABA

Clinical Director

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

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Frequently Asked Questions in Taunton

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

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.

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.

We use evidence based behavior analytic techniques. The specific techniques implemented by the ALP Clinical team are entirely dependent on your child and the goals identified during the assessment. Your Clinical Supervisor will discuss the techniques more during the assessment. It’s important to our clinical teams that the right techniques are selected for your child. There are no one size fits all.

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.

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.

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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