Autism Therapy in Columbus


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

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Services We Offer in Columbus

Map of Autism Learning Partners in Columbus

Columbus Location:

158 Wetherby Lane
Westerville OH 43081

Autism Learning Partners is proud to partner with Ohio Medicaid to serve families in Ohio. 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. Our knowledgeable Intake team can help guide you through the process.

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Columbus:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Logo - ALP Insurance
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
medical mutual alp insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option

About Autism Learning Partners in Columbus

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 Columbus Team

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Jaclyn Connelly MA, BCBA

Associate Clinical Director

Jaclyn has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009 and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013. She has supported generations of people from toddlers to the senior community with a variety of diagnoses. Jaclyn has supported individuals in various settings including public/private schools, adult residential placements, adult day programs, clinic settings, and in-home settings. In addition to the individual support she provides, Jaclyn has worked in various professional capacities including Behavior Technician, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, Regional Director, Director of Applied Behavior Analytic Programs, and Director of Autism Services. In these roles Jaclyn has gained a plethora of experience ranging from mentorship, supervision, clinical practice, operations support, and training. Jaclyn recently sat on the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysts (ORABA) as a Public Policy Co-Chair to support the growth of Applied Behavior Analysis across the state of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. Jaclyn completed her master’s degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Brandman University in 2012 and completed additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University in 2013. She is currently completing a PhD program in ABA at Capella University in order to continue to gain knowledge and feed her passion for life-long learning.

Jaclyn recently relocated to Columbus, Ohio in the winter of 2022 with her husband, and 4-year-old son. Additionally, she recently welcomed a daughter in March of 2023. She is looking forward to supporting the Ohio region and being part of the ALP team!

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Frequently Asked Questions in Columbus

There are parent organizations and resources within Columbus that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please visit Ohio Department of Medicaid for more information.

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

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.

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