About ACES

Our Mission

ACES is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families impacted with autism or other special needs. We provide comprehensive, professional services to maximize individuals' potential in the home, school and community, throughout their lifespan.

Using the very latest and most widely accepted teaching and therapeutic methodologies, ACES aspires to help each individual with autism and other developmental disabilities fulfill his or her maximum potential. We provide a full complement of services in homes, schools and communities throughout the Western United States.

ACES opened its doors to individuals and families impacted with autism and other developmental disabilities in 1996. We have grown into a team of specialists with backgrounds in psychology, occupational and speech therapies, and education. Additionally, in San Diego, CA, ACES operates an accredited non-public school serving children in grades K-12 within a 13,000 square foot facility.

ACES has been serving children and families in Orange County since 1997. In January 2009, our new state of the art building opened its doors. We have over 20,000 square feet that meets the needs of our clients, families, and staff.

ACES helps children and families all over the West Coast, and we continue to build exceptional teams throughout California, Washington, Hawaii, Colorado, and Texas.

ABA Staff

Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA's) have doctoral or master's degrees in Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology, and other related fields. They have extensive training and experience in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a wide range of ABA programs for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Our team of Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts (BCaBA's) have bachelor's degrees in Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology, and other related fields. They have extensive experience implementing various ABA techniques and programs.


Our senior ACES staff is fully trained and experienced in assessing and recommending appropriate therapies for individuals with autism. Supervisors and therapists are trained and tested in Applied Behavior Analysis and therapeutic methodologies that have been researched and scientifically proven to effectively treat maladaptive behaviors and learning deficits, individuals diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Behavioral/Applied Behavior Analysis

  • BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate)
  • BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)
  • BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst)
  • 1:1 Behavior Therapists


  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integrated Certified Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists

Educational/Academic Support

  • Credentialed/ Master's Level Teachers
  • Program Supervisors
  • 1:1 Educational Assistants

Developmental Therapy Center

Developmental Therapy Center or DTC is a sister company to ACES. In order to assure comprehensive services to children, ACES partners with DTC to provide Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services in select areas of California. Visit DTC online at www.dtckids.com or call (855) DTC-4FUN / (855) 382-4386.

Starfish Story

An old man walked along a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young boy was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do you bother?” the old man scoffed. “You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The young boy picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. “I made a difference to that one”.

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