Autism Therapy in Rochester

Autism Therapy in Rochester


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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 Rochester

Map of Autism Learning Partners in Rochester

Rochester Location:

620 Park Ave
Suite 237
Rochester NY 14607


Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Rochester:

Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option

About Autism Learning Partners in Rochester

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 their maximum potential.

Meet Your Rochester Team

A picture of Valerie Keehn our Rochester Associate Clinical Director

Valerie Keehn MS ABA, BCBA, LBA

Associate Clinical Director

Val has been working in the field of education for her entire career. She first started out as an elementary school teacher, then got her degree in Special Education and worked in the field of preschool special education in the Albany region for about 15 years. As a BCBA, she worked in New Jersey for 3 years before coming to Albany ALP. Val has three grown sons, loves living in the Northeast, and dabbles with a lot of different hobbies.

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Frequently Asked Questions in Rochester

We have curated a list of parent organizations and resources within the Buffalo area that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please note that this information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be misconducted as legal, medical, or any type of professional advice. Please independently research professionals and service providers carefully before making any decisions concerning your child.

OPWDD (Office for People With Developmental Disabilities) is the New York State agency that controls and overseas funding and services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities in the state. If eligible, they can make the appropriate referrals.

OPWDD Front Door
Main #: 866-946-9733
Manhattan: 646-766-3220
Bronx:  718-430-0757
Brooklyn: 718-642-8576
Queens: 718-217-6485
Staten Island: 718-982-1913
Self Direction:
Stephenie Rozzell

New York State Department of Health

Care Design NY
Care Design NY provides care coordination of benefits for people who receive Medicaid and are OPWDD eligible.
Amel Whiteside

Parent to Parent of New York State
This organization focuses solely on supporting parents of children with disabilities, including autism. Parents in need are matched with a “support parent,” who has faced similar challenges and is trained to offer emotional support.

American Autism Association
The American Autism Association focuses on both programs for those with autism and educating others about autism.

Yellow Bus ABA
Call us: (845) 327-7111
Email us: info@yellowbusaba.com

The Verbal Behavior Approach
Dr. Mary Barbera, BCBA and mother of a child on the Spectrum

An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, and Laurie A. Vismara

101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory Processing Disorders
Tara Delaney

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s
Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk

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.

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.

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.

We do not currently have a center in the Rochester area, but please check back for any updates.

Resources for families in New York

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