Appalachian Valley Autism Center (The AVA Center)
The Appalachian Valley Autism (AVA) Center uses the fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to assist autistic children and their families. ABA is a type of therapy that can improve social, communication, and daily living skills through positive reinforcement. It applies our understanding of how behavior works in real situations. The AVA Center serves children from 2-12 years old on the autism spectrum with an emphasis on early intervention for ages 2-6. We offer autism diagnosis using Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule (ADOS), clinical assessment, and behavior, occupational, speech, and feeding therapies.
After entry into our program, the child will work one on one (1:1) with a Register Behavior Therapist (RBT) under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), who will be responsible for conducting the child’s individualized program based on skills, needs, interests, preferences, and family situation. As applicable, the child may also work with an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Speech-Language Pathologist, and/or Feeding Therapist.
Interested families are encouraged to contact our center for more information.