905 W Glen Park Ave. Griffith, IN 46319

Parents Resources

Link up to these resources:

Autism Speaks


Autism Spectrum

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Check out these Apps:

Sesame Street & Autism

Speech Blubs: Language Therapy

Daniel Tiger for Parents

What is ABA?

Behavior analysis is the science of behavior, with a history extending back to the early 20th century. Its guiding philosophy is behaviorism, which is based on the premise that attempts to improve the human condition through behavior change (e.g., education, behavioral health treatment) will be most effective if behavior itself is the primary focus. To date, behavior analytic scientists have conducted thousands of studies to identify the laws of behavior—the predictable ways in which behavior is learned and how it changes over time. The underlying theme of much of this work has been that behavior is a product of its circumstances, particularly the events that immediately follow the behavior. Behavior analysts have used this information to develop numerous techniques and treatment approaches for analyzing and changing behavior, and ultimately, to improve lives. Because this approach—applied behavior analysis—is largely based on behavior and its consequences, techniques generally involve teaching individuals more effective ways of behaving and working to change the social consequences of existing behavior.

Assessment Providers

Recommended Assessment Providers are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

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Dr. Thomas Allen


705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202

Rush Hospital

Dr. Kwang Choi


9645 Lincolnway Lane Suite 207A Frankfort, IL 60423

Partners in Psychotherapy and Assessment

Dr. Larry Desch


4220 W 95th Street Suite 210 Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Advocate Medical Group

Dr. Judith DeGrazia-Harrington


3000 Murvihill Road Valpariso, IN 46383

Associated Nuro & Psychological Specialties

Dr. Debra Farrar-Schneider


2101 Comfort Road Valparaiso, IN 46383

Behavior Specialists of IN

Dr. Mitchell Glaser


1431 N Claremont Ave. Entrance 6 Chicago, IL 60622

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Dr. Kalyani Gopal


7725 Broadway Suite A Merrillville, IN 46410

Mid America

Dr. Jordan Huskins


705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202

Riley's Children's Hospital

Dr. Thomas Lock


705 Riley Hospital Drive Indianapolis, IN 46202

Riley's Children's Hospital

Dr. Michael Msall


5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago

Dr. Meghan O'Neill


225 E Chicago Ave Chicago IL 60611

Ann Luries Hospital

Dr Kenneth Silver


2211 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IN 60707

Sinai Childrens Hospital

Dr Michelle Green


1650 W Harrison St Suite 1200 Chicago IL 60612

Rush Hospital