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ACES aims to help your family navigate autism services. As your full-service partner, your ACES team will help you identify the best path forward for your child.
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Understanding Autism

A Complex Condition

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects communication, social interaction, behavior, and sensory processing. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates that 1 in 36 children has been identified with ASD. How it shows up in every individual varies significantly and often becomes apparent before three years of age.

If your child has received a diagnosis or you suspect your child may have autism, please know you are not alone. Throughout your journey, you will experience the highs and lows of acceptance and grief, confidence and uncertainty, understanding and information overload. ACES is your trusted partner, resource connector, and guide.

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ABA Therapy

An Evidence-Based Treatment

We believe that applied behavior analysis, or ABA for short, is the key that unlocks the door to progress and opportunity for our clients with autism spectrum disorder. This play-based therapy uses the science of learning and behavior, resulting in flexible, humanistic, empathetic treatment. We focus on naturalistic interventions adapted to the individual needs of each unique person. Positive reinforcement, prompting, and shaping strategies are some of the techniques we use at ACES to help our clients improve their skills and social behaviors.

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How We Help

Families Are Part of the Team

Joining the ACES family doesn’t just mean gaining access to top-quality therapy—you’ll also get caregiver training and support at no extra cost. Parents say they feel less stressed and more confident after their child starts ABA therapy with ACES.

ACES Learning Center

ACES Learning Centers serve preschool-age children, and also offer after-school programming for school-age children. Much more than a clinic, your ACES center will come to feel like a home away from home.

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ACES at Home

ACES at Home brings caring, effective therapy into the comfort of your own home. Our highly qualified team will work with you and your family to provide skills, tools, and support.

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ACES After School

Set your child up for success with the ACES After School program. These supportive 1:1 and collaborative group sessions teach critical adaptive, social, and communication skills.

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ACES at School

Build the foundation for a successful future through ACES at School. We work with your child and their school to ensure their education is inclusive, engaging, and customized for their needs and aspirations.

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Diagnosing Autism

How to Get Started

Like the American Academy of Pediatrics, ACES encourages early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. But how is a parent supposed to know if a delay or quirk could be a sign of something more significant?

One way to start is with the M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers), a screening tool and questionnaire that may help you decide whether to request a diagnosis.

If you do decide to pursue a diagnosis, call your insurance company and ask for an in-network diagnostician. The rules vary a bit by state, but generally this will be a psychologist or physician.

Most insurance companies will require you to have received a formal autism diagnosis before approving payment for ABA services.

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Clinical Quality

At ACES, we create individualized plans and continually measure progress for maximum effectiveness.

As the industry leader, with years of experience, we have access to the best-trained professionals, allowing us to fine-tune each client’s program based on their specific needs.

ACES clients, on average, show significant improvement on the Vineland scale, a widely used autism assessment, after only 6 months of treatment.

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Insurance & Funding

Most families receiving services at ACES get financial support from their insurance provider. ACES’ dedicated insurance team will do the heavy lifting, helping you gather the right paperwork for ABA service eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While life’s journey is never linear, our goal is to always help you feel supported and empowered by providing all the information needed to make well-informed decisions. Here are some commonly asked questions about autism spectrum disorder and our services.

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ACES is your experienced therapy provider in more than 80 locations. We are CARF®-accredited, the only Aetna Institutes of Quality® provider of autism therapy services, and everything we do is with your child's best interest in mind.