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.
Our processes to improve cognition, adaptive, social, and emotional domains range from highly-structured lessons to more naturalistic programming that can look like play, chore completion, or conversation.
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 prioritized.
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.
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.
Effective occupational therapy helps children build or improve their own social, play, learning, and sensory integration skills, to understand more of the world around them, and how to interact with it.
Karina Sizemore, M.S., BCBA
Associate Clinical Director
I serve as the Associate Clinical Director for the ALP North County San Diego region. I am a graduate of Florida State University where I obtained a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I have been practicing as a BCaBA since 2009 and as a BCBA since 2015. My experience includes, supervising and training individuals who work with children with special needs. My passion is working with clients on the autism spectrum. I have had the pleasure of working with clients across ages, from the age of two to sixty-two years of age. I’ve worked with clients in the home, in clinics, schools, group homes and community-based programs. My favorite part of the job is working with children and watching their progress and growth through time as well as learning from them! I have learned the most interesting facts from our kiddos; from how tiny our planet is compared to others in the universe and to learning about some of the most terrifying extinct dinosaurs one could ever imagine! In my spare time, I enjoy going out on date nights with my husband and watching horror films. I have two dogs, an 8 pound chiweenie named Taco and a beagle named London.
Libby Allman M.A., BCBA
Associate Clinical Director
Libby Allman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities since 2002. She received her Masters degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). During her time at UCSD, Libby became interested in research on Autism and early markers in infants at risk for Autism. Her research led her to clinical work with the Autism population in Applied Behavior Analysis.Libby has enjoyed her experience in ABA, including home programs, school based programs, social skills and recreation programs. From 2009 to 2015 she was the Vice President and Co-Founder of a local San Diego non profit serving families with children with Autism. Libby continues to be passionate about supporting all individuals with special needs and giving them the same opportunities as others in the community. She continues to be inspired everyday by the individuals she is honored to serve in the ABA field.
Sarah Torgrimson, MA, LMFT, BCBA, LMFT#91170
Senior Clinical Director
Sarah Torgrimson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 12 years in a variety of settings. Sarah started doing 1:1 therapy while she was in college at the University of California, Irvine after working at a summer camp and having a child in her group who was diagnosed with Autism. Her mother was a special education teacher and she had mentioned that this might be something that she was interested in, and boy was she right! After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sarah started working at Children’s Learning Connection doing 1:1 therapy and fell in love with the philosophy and model. While continuing to work at CLC, Sarah attended Chapman University where she obtained her Masters in Psychology and utilized other types of behavioral therapies for a wider variety of mental health disorders in adults, but in the end, working with children is her passion.She values integrating a family systems approach with ABA during direct therapy sessions, social skills groups, and parent training and believes that by through delicate observation and by listening to the families she can help each child reach their fullest potential.Sarah recently relocated to San Diego to assist CLC/PCFA/ALP in their newest startup operation. She is excited about this opportunity and is excited to see what amazing things San Diego has to offer. Parents always say to me “I don’t know what you can work on or how you can help us,” my answer to them is “almost anything! Anything that you see as a problem for you, your family, or your child we can set up a plan to help.” Programs often include skills related to toilet training, brushing teeth, meal times, tolerating siblings, going to the grocery store, stranger danger, communication, leisure and play skills, social skills… I can go on and on..”
Our Clinical Advisory Board
Autism Learning Partners’ Clinical Advisory Board is comprised of esteemed leaders in the autism therapy industry. The board helps establish and maintain ALP’s industry-leading standards in values-based, customized autism therapy for families. We encourage you to inquiry about the advisory board of any other autism services partner you may be considering.
Nationally Accepted Insurance
We accept most insurance plans. Don’t see your insurance listed? Contact us and we’ll advocate on your behalf to make sure your child gets access to the treatment they deserve-even if it’s with another agency.
What Our Patients Are Saying
" ABA was imperative [to our three boys'] success and the knowledge, time, instruction, and passion that was put into our family from Autism Learning Partners has carried over into all aspects of their life. "
" I liked that Autism Learning Partners had structure and order on how they approached therapy and goals. I value the time they took in getting to know my son on a personal level so that ABA treatment was tailored for my son. "
" ALP was very agile and very quick to reply anytime we needed help. Now that we are receiving services from other providers (non ABA related), we see the difference and value the quality support that ALP provided. "
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
At this time we do not provide diagnostic services. The link below provides a list of resources that may help you identify a physician that provides this service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At many locations, we offer clinic and home-based services, however, not all locations have a clinic at this time. Feel free to reach out to your Intake Coordinator for more information about what is available in your area.
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.
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.
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.
Ready to Improve Lives? Join Our Team.
We’re always looking for the best and brightest Behavioral Technicians, Behavioral Therapists, Board-Certified Behavior Analysts or “BCBAs”, office staff, and leadership. If you’re eager to join an industry leader in ABA autism therapies, we’re eager to meet you.