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10304 Eaton Pl
Fairfax VA 22030
Home-based ABA services allow teaching to occur in the child’s natural environment and incorporates learning within the child’s natural routine
Research indicates that early, high intensity intervention, often birth to five years old may have the best outcomes for improving your child’s development.
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.
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.
Telehealth is a tool that allows us to deliver Applied Behavior Analysis services directly to families using electronic telecommunication technology.
Our processes to improve cognition, adaptive, social, and emotional domains range from structured lessons to more naturalistic programming that can look like play, chore completion, or conversation.
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 to be prioritized.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Landers, MA, BCBA is from Decatur, GA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Educational Psychology from Georgia State University. While in her Master’s program she completed several research projects on reducing gross motor stereotypies through the Wii video game system under the supervision of Dr. Laura Fredrick. Prior to moving to California to begin her time with ALP Lizzy ran a research classroom for Emory Autism Center’s Early Emory program (formally the Walden School) under the supervision of Dr. Gail McGee and Dr. Michael Morrier and completed a 1 year practicum in the Verbal Behavior and Severe Behavior Day Units at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Ga. Lizzy began her service with Autism Learning Partners (ALP) as a Clinician and then Director at our affiliate organization, Children’s Learning Connection (a pediatric interdisciplinary program for young children with Autism) in Southern California. In December 2018 Lizzy relocated back to the metro Atlanta area to develop and oversee ABA services for ALP – her journey has been full circle and she is honored to lead the charge in GA. In addition to ensuring the delivery of compassionate care to each and every family Lizzy is passionate about daring leadership as well as sharing about ABA with the community. Her interests include spending quality time with her husband, their daughter and two dogs, and sitting on the porch with a good book.
There are parent organizations and resources within the Fairfax area that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please contact us for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Therapy sessions might take place in your home or community, depending on what the ALP Clinical team recommends. Each session, a Behavior Technician will work one-on-one with your child, targeting individualized goals embedded into fun and functional activities. Sessions can last 2-4 hours depending on your child’s needs. Parent training is always a part of the treatment plan, as we want you to have that support.