Autism Therapy in Plano


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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 Plano

Map of Autism Learning Partners in Plano

Plano Location:

4040 McDermott
Suite 100
Plano TX 75075

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Early Intervention

Because the early years of a child’s life are critical in brain development, it is vital for parents and providers to understand the available evidence-based practices, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, and the appropriate service options and treatment settings available. At Autism Learning Partners, we offer a developmental early intervention half- and full-day program. We use an in-house curriculum that is informed by best practices across the industry to meet your child’s needs.

Beginning a Path of Progress

Research indicates that early, high intensity intervention, often birth to five years old may have the best outcomes for improving your child’s development. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the only therapy approved by the U.S. Surgeon General in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Early Intervention program for children

Learning Opportunities to Promote Active Engagement and Social Speech

We provide an enriched environment for children benefiting from a systematic approach to gaining skills (e.g. attending, following group instructions, observing). We nurture self-expression, encourage exploration to promote spontaneous speech, create social opportunities with peers of similar age, and prepare your child for group-learning environments.

We use natural environment training, which uses a child’s preferred activities to teach foundational skills. For young children, this is play. Our clinical staff are trained to follow your child’s lead while they play with items and objects and use these as opportunities to teach important skills.

Tracking Milestones

When your child receives early intervention services at Autism Learning Partners, a dedicated trained clinical team is assigned to your child. Your team reviews developmental milestones and tracks the progress of learning new skills. When a deficiency is detected early by our behavior professional, there is an improved likelihood of reducing this deficiency with dedicated support. With caregiver collaboration, we discuss your child’s development and progress on goals during regularly scheduled meetings.

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Plano:

blue cross blue shield of texas alp insurance
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option
Parkland community health plan
texas children's health plan logo

About Autism Learning Partners in Plano

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 his or her maximum potential.

Meet Your Plano Team

A picture of Nina Allen our Plano Clinical Director

Nina Allen M.A., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director

Nina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Plano, TX. Nina holds a Bachelor of Science in ABA from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Arts in ABA with emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. She also holds graduate level certifications in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Nina has over 14 years of experience serving families and individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings. Her interests are advocacy and community support for those in need.

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Frequently Asked Questions in Plano

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.

There are parent organizations and resources within the Austin area that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please contact us 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 are very excited to announce a center coming soon to Round Rock, TX in early 2022!

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.

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