Transforming lives with
ABA therapy for autism

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No Waitlist!
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Flexible Scheduling
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Ages 1-21
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Medicaid & Commercial Accepted
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ABA Therapy Locations

Your Child's Journey

At Step Ahead we are here to support you through the challenges of an autism diagnosis and celebrate the triumphs. We partner with you to provide ABA therapy customized to your child, helping them develop skills for success in real life. Together, we guide your child towards a promising future.

ABA therapy helps with:

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Communication
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Behavioral Regulation
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School Readiness
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Daily Routines
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Social Skills
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Play Skills

ABA everywhere: Skills for any situation

We use Applied Behavioral Analysis to break down skills into tiny steps so children can master the skills that don’t come naturally to them. We encourage your child to apply what they've learnt throughout their day, opening up more chances for success and independence in the various situations they encounter.

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Home
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Completing daily routines
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Hygiene skills
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Appropriately engaging with family members
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Play and leisure skills
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School
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Following the classroom schedule
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Engaging with peers
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Increasing on-task behaviors
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Transitions
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Community
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Pre-voc skills
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Following directions
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Tolerating crowds
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Social interactions
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Anywhere!
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Receptive and expressive language
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Increasing independence
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Decreasing challenging behaviors
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Before ABA therapy
😔“No one wants to play with me.”

Recess time and social situations leave Emily feeling lonely, as it is hard for her to start a conversation or join a group game.

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ABA therapy in action
💡”I’m learning new things.”

With Jo, her therapist, Emily learns to look out for and understand social cues and role play successful conversations.

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After ABA therapy
😊“I’m making friends.”

Emily feels more confident and starts using her new skills at school, leading to better social interactions and blossoming friendships.

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At Step Ahead, we know one size does not fit all.

That’s why we tailor every therapy session specifically for you.

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In your place

We meet your child where they feel comfortable. Whether that's at home or at a favorite spot in the community, familiarity encourages natural learning opportunities.

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At your time

Whether it's after school, in the evenings, or on weekends, we'll be there when it works for you.

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With your input

We listen to your ideas about what success means for your child, and we set goals and design a therapy plan together.

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For your success

We provide you with ongoing support and training in ABA techniques, so you can encourage your child to practice their new skills throughout the day.

1,200

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Clients Served

500

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Therapists

300,000

Hours Provided

60

Cities Served

How ABA therapy works

From your first phone call to your last therapy session and
beyond, our team is here to guide and support you.

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Speak with Our Team

Our goal is to help your child reach their highest potential. We listen to your child’s and family’s unique situation in order to tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs.

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We’ll Verify Your Insurance

Within 48 hours of receiving your intake paperwork, our intake team will contact your insurance company to verify eligibility of coverage and to authorize an assessment for your child.

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Assessment and Individualized Treatment Plan

Once your authorization is approved by your insurance, we will schedule an assessment with one of our super friendly Board certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). They’ll work directly with your child in your own home to develop an individualized treatment plan.

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Plan Approval and Therapy Begins!

After the assessment, a thorough treatment plan will be written and sent to both you and your child’s insurance company for review and approval. Based on the assessment, our team will determine the number of therapy hours recommended for your child.

Join our dedicated team

With availability across the country, it's easy to find an ABA job near you.

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Flexible: Choose your caseload and hours for the work-life balance you dream of.
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Supportive: Gain insight and support from our seasoned directors who have got your back, whatever the situation.

ABA impact: Real life success stories

Get a glimpse at the impact of ABA on our client’s lives, with
these genuine success stories shared by our proud team.

*All names have been changed to ensure client confidentiality.

"All year, Sophia* has been working towards integrating into the gen-ed class at school and the hard work has paid off! Next week, after spring break, she will be fully integrating all day!
But that’s not all. Sophia’s school goes on regular trips to the swimming pool and we have been working hard on swimming independently in a community pool (as opposed to at water parks, where Sophie is more confident). Yesterday she swam in the pool independently for the first time while telling herself she could do it and earned a strawberry ice cream afterward to celebrate!"

RBT - Indiana

“I’ve been working with Mia* for a year and a half. Mia had a good start to many skills but her challenging behaviors were getting in the way of her ability to be successful in a daycare environment. She often became upset and refused to follow instructions, even for activities she enjoyed. She would spend a lot of her day having tantrums and resist doing things she was asked, which made it difficult for her to interact with other children or make progress academically. After eighteen months of hard work from her whole team at Step Ahead, she was able to decrease challenging behaviors to near zero levels, successfully transition into a Kindergarten setting and make friends without requiring prompting. Mia did so well that we were able to completely transition her out of our services and she is now an independently successful Kindergartener!”

Regional Director - Indiana

“Liam* has made so much progress in his communication! When I first started he was only using physical gestures to express his needs. He is now independently using 2+ word requests in every session! His parents have also reported that he is using verbal requests independently, outside of session as well. I am so proud of Liam and how much progress he has made!”

RBT - North Carolina

“I’ve been working on eating a wider variety of foods with my kiddo, Logan, tolerating new foods and being okay with alternatives if a preferred food is not available. In the past, his caregivers dealt with tantrums that were hours long and Logan would refuse to eat if a preferred food wasn't available. The other day, when Logan asked for fries, his caregiver did an AMAZING job confidently offering alternatives- "You can have salad or rice". Logan chose rice and ate all of what was served to him!
Recently, he’ll even prepare non-preferred food items that we’ve been working on, so when I arrive he can show them to me. He points to it and says "Eat! Good!" while giving me a thumbs up.”

Lead RBT - Nebraska

“We’ve been working with Ava* for 3 months now and at my parent meeting last week, Mom and Dad stated that they are so happy with our services and the progress Ava has made. When we first started, she had little functional communication skills and she now asks to be played with, requests to stop an activity, and asks for more time! Ava’s parents are so happy with her progress that they want her sibling to receive in-home therapy too.”

BCBA - Oklahoma

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