Autism Therapy in Bellingham

Autism Therapy in Bellingham


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Welcome to ALP Bellingham

We individualize treatment and will embed a variety of ABA strategies to ensure that the child makes progress towards his/her goals.

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Bellingham Location:

1225 E Sunset Dr
Suite 145
Bellingham WA 98226

Autism Learning Partners is proud to partner with Washington Medicaid to serve Apple Health beneficiaries. We are contracted with all five Managed Care Organizations. Whether your family is assigned to Amerigroup, Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care of Washington, Molina Healthcare of Washington, or UnitedHealthcare Community Plan we’re here to help! Our Intake team can walk you through the requirements to access ABA per your specific health plan assignment, but all will require an autism diagnosis made by an MD or Psychologist within the last 24 months. If your child’s diagnosis was made more than 24 months ago, a recently dated note from your doctor recommending ABA therapy will typically suffice. If your child has not yet been diagnosed with autism and you are seeking an evaluation, please contact our Intake team today for a list of Center of Excellence providers in your area.

Accepted Insurance Plans at Autism Learning Partners Bellingham:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Logo - ALP Insurance
Beacon Health Options logo - ALP insurance option
Cigna logo - ALP insurance option
first choice health network alp insurance option
Magellan Health logo - ALP insurance option
Optum insurance logo - ALP insurance option
Premera- BlueCross logo alp insurance option
regence blue cross blue shield logo - alp insurance option
tufts health plan logo alp insurance option

Services We Offer in Bellingham

About Autism Learning Partners in Bellingham

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.

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Meet Your Bellingham Team

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Cayla Morimoto M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Senior Clinical Director

Cayla has worked in special education as an early intervention parent coach, special education teacher, resource coordinator, and behavior analyst. She appreciates the many roles she has worked to best understand the need for collaboration and consistency in our kids' lives.

Cayla graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's in Psychology & Education, then the University of Washington in Seattle with a Master's in Early Childhood Special Education. She has worked in both inclusive and specialized settings for children of all abilities, but she has always found herself returning to work specifically with children on the Autism Spectrum. She truly believes that children do well if they can, and she has found her role to be supporting students and families to build the necessary skills to be their best selves.

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we are all in this together." - Brené Brown

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Frequently Asked Questions in Bellingham

We have curated a list of parent organizations and resources within the Bellingham area that may be helpful supplements to ABA therapy. Please note that this information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be misconducted as legal, medical, or any type of professional advice. Please independently research professionals and service providers carefully before making any decisions concerning your child.

WAAA:  https://washingtonautismalliance.org/
Whatcom Taking Action:  https://whatcomtakingaction.org/
ARC Of Whatcom County:  http://arcwhatcom.org/
Within Reach WA:  https://withinreachwa.org/
UW Autism Center:  https://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/
Seattle Children’s Autism Center:  https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/autism-center/

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.

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 do not currently have a center in the Bellingham area, but please check back for any updates.

We use evidence based behavior analytic techniques. The specific techniques implemented by the ALP Clinical team are entirely dependent on your child and the goals identified during the assessment. Your Clinical Supervisor will discuss the techniques more during the assessment. It’s important to our clinical teams that the right techniques are selected for your child. There are no one size fits all.

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