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Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of behavior. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis, and the procedures and technology derived from those principles, to the solution of problems of social significance. Many decades of research have validated treatments based on ABA.

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a developmental teaching model for very young children with autism. ESDM focuses on teaching by integrating the child’s interests into learning sessions based on a developmental curriculum. Skills are taught through scaffolding or shaping.

Services are individualized for each child that enrolls at the ABA Clinic. Some children may be working on skills related to language development, following instructions, and learning readiness skills, while other children are working on social skills, life skills, and replacement behaviors to aid behavior reduction.

The CCSN Behavioral Health ABA Clinic is located at 2300 Main Street in Glastonbury, CT.

The ABA Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday from 8:30am - 2:30pm

We accept children of a variety of ages at the ABA Clinic including daytime programs for toddlers and preschool children, as well as after school programs for school-aged children and teenagers.

CCSN Behavioral Health offers private-pay options and also accepts most commercial insurance payors including Anthem, Aetna, Optum, United Healthcare, ConnectiCare, Oxford, Harvard Pilgrim, and Husky. To check your insurance eligibility, please call our office at 860-430-1762 so we can verify your benefits.

Call the CCSN Behavioral Health information line (860) 430-1762 and our staff will conduct an interview over the phone to gather information so that the ABA Clinic Coordinator can call to schedule an intake.

After verification of your insurance benefits, a one-hour session will be scheduled with caregivers in order to determine the most appropriate treatment for the child. At this time, we will discuss the assessment process and schedule any additional appointments needed for assessment.

The ABA Clinic can provide a variety of assessments including skills-based assessments, social skills assessment, and functional assessments of behavior. During the first intake session, you and your BCBA will determine which assessment(s) should be conducted.

Our senior level BCBAs provide direct clinical oversight to your child’s ABA program with the assistance of a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).

There is a strong parent training component to all treatment at the ABA Clinic. Parents receive minimally 1 hour a week of parent training that is individualized to meet the needs of the child in the home and community.

On a case-by-case basis, the BCBA working with your child may identify specific objectives for community-based intervention. Children receiving community-based intervention are required to participate in the ABA Clinic and parents are required to participate in training sessions.

The ABA Clinic provides generalization training across settings including into the home. Generalization training across setting include ensuring that the child can demonstrate skills across environments including the home.

Social skills groups are coordinated for children on an individual basis. Children are carefully matched with peer(s) to ensure that all children make progress socially. If you are interested in social skills groups for your child, please contact the CCSN Behavioral Health info line (860) 430-1762 and our staff will gather information so that the Coordinator of the ABA Clinic can call to schedule an intake.

There are several benefits to clinic-based services. Children in clinic-based settings are able to focus on skill acquisition in a distraction free environment, and there is more clinical oversite from BCBA staff. Children are also able to participate in small group learning with peers in order to work on social skills that are specifically individualized to the child.

The skills necessary to participate in Social Skills Groups include the ability to attend telehealth sessions, follow two-step directions, communicate wants and needs, and use simple sentences. In addition, the completion of the SSIS parent-report is required to determine the group placement and goal development.