Downey Location

12432 Bellflower Blvd
Downey, CA 90242

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Our Services

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.

Diagnostic Services

We offer a free online screening tool for caregivers of children 18 mos. – 6 yrs. of age. This tool measures a child’s developmental progress across seven key areas.

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Comprehensive ABA

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Office Leaders

Tanya Vanillo, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

Tanya has developed and implemented socialization and generalization groups for children in all age ranges (2-18). She enjoys working with the older adolescent population and designs and implements individualistic programs for adolescents transitioning into adulthood concentrating on independent living. “I can’t imagine doing anything else in life.  It’s truly amazing to see what strong families can accomplish and see the full potential of these kids.  Knowing I am a part of this journey for families is truly incredible”

Stephanie Bibeau, MA, BCBA

Associate Clinical Director

Stephanie Bibeau is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who joined ALP in 2019.  She started her career in 2008 when she completed her Bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development from Cal State Fullerton and quickly fell in love with the use of ABA to help children and their families.  She went on to get her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010 and returned back the The Chicago School to get her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She is expected to complete her Ph.D. in 2020.  During her career she has supported a variety of individuals from ages 8 months to 75 years, within a variety of environments such as in-home, school, community, group home, day program, and psychiatric facilities.  In her role at ALP, Stephanie enjoys the opportunity to foster a knowledgeable, passionate, and caring team to support the families we serve in our community.  ​Please feel free to reach out to Stephanie anytime!

Janette Brocklehurst

Janette Brocklehurst, MA, BCBA

Associate Clinical Director

Janette Brocklehurst is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA.) She joined ALP in 2004 as a behavior technician, where she discovered how meaningful (and fun!) using the science of ABA to help children and families could be. Janette earned her Master’s degree in Behavioral Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis, from California State University, Northridge in 2014.  During her career, Janette has provided assessment, program development, and supervision for clients ages 2 to 18yrs in home and school settings, as well as developed school and pediatrician relationships in the San Gabriel Valley.  Janette currently supports families in ALP’s Gateway Cities Region, and helps oversee the Downey Center’s clinic program.

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.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

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

Do you diagnose?

At this time we provide on-site diagnostic services in Raleigh NC, and Indianapolis IND. Please contact our Intake department if you are interested in a list of resources that may help you identify a diagnostician in your area at (855) 295-3276 ext. 276.

Do you have qualified Staff?

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.

Can I meet the staff (my Behavior Technician) before my child’s treatment begins?

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.

Do you require a minimum number of hours?

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.

Do you provide school-based services?

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.

Do you provide services on weekends?

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.

Do you provide a blended treatment option (e.g. half in home / half in a clinic)?

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.

Do I have to be present while my child is receiving services?

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.

Can my BT drive my child around, if needed?

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.