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.
Lucinda Heidel, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Associate Clinical Director
Lucinda Heidel has been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for more than 20 years. She started her career as a 1:1 aide in the home and school settings. Lucinda has worked with a range of disabilities including: autism, cerebral palsy, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, ADHD, and down syndrome. She has worked with a range of clients with different disabilities from 18 months to 45 years old. For the last 2 years, Lucinda implemented behavior analytic principles in free public Montessori charter schools assisting students with disabilities to be fully included in the classroom with their peers. Lucinda is passionate about teaching any motivated client, regardless of age or disability, to have friends. She is a certified provider for PEERS for Adolescents through UCLA which is an evidenced based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. She received her bachelors in Psychology from University of Phoenix and her Masters of Education with an emphasis in Instruction and Curriculum from Chapman University. Lucinda has attended several trainings with Dr. Hayes on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and implemented ACT in the clinical settings. Lucinda recently moved to Washington from Sacramento, California with her family and is excited to explore this wonderful state! “You never really understand a person until you consider things from (their) point of view.” ~Atticus Finch
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
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.