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Behavior Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at The Els Center of ExcellenceApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of learning and behavior to bring about changes in behavior that are socially significant. For individuals diagnosed with autism, ABA strategies and techniques can lead to improvements in communication (i.e., verbal behavior), social relationships, adaptive and daily living skills, play skills, academic abilities and employment tasks.

We now accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Cigna and United Healthcare.

PLSA/Gardiner Scholarship accepted


1:1 ABA Therapy

Els for Autism Foundation Behavior Analytic Services and Education (BASE) program provides ABA services in a clinic setting for children 6 years and older.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Weber, BCBA-D, Behavior Services Manager
Phone: 561-320-9522

Picky Eating Services

A systematic, step-by-step procedure is used to introduce new foods into the diets of children who are picky eaters.  This program is designed for children who eat a limited number of foods with no medical reason associated with this behavior. Please call to inquire about fees and additional insurance coverage.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Weber, BCBA-D, Behavior Services Manager
Phone: 561-320-9522

RUBI Parent Training

Els for Autism Foundation staff who are certified RUBI Therapists offering the RUBI Autism Network Parent Training:

Jessica Weber, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Christine Honsberger, EdD, BCBA-D
Erin Brooker Lozott, M.S., CCC-SLP

Many children with autism exhibit behavioral problems, including tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury. These behaviors may not only hinder the individual’s ability to learn but may also amplify caregiver stress. The RUBI Autism Network parent education program teaches parents to use applied behavior analysis techniques to manage their child’s challenging behaviors and to teach new skills. The Els for Autism Foundation organization is currently accepting families into the RUBI parent training program. As part of the program you will receive:

  • 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis education sessions
  • Development of a behavior support plan specific to your child’s needs
  • Direct guidance and feedback regarding your child’s behaviors

The program is composed of 12 core sessions. Additional supplemental sessions may be added for specific problem behaviors (e.g., feeding, sleeping and toileting).

Scholarships for the RUBI Parent Training Program may be available.  A nonrefundable application fee of $15 is required.

Apply for the scholarship program.

For additional information on RUBI Parent Training launch the webinar:

The RUBI Parent Training Program Webinar
Dr. Karen Bearss, Ph.D., Acting Assistant Professor, Seattle Children’s Autism Center; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Questions or need additional information:

Contact: Dr. Jessica Weber, Behavior Services Manager
Phone: 561-320-9522