Welcome to Applied Behavioral Interventions


Applied Behavioral Interventions /abi/ provides diagnostic evaluations and intensive behavioral health services for individuals with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. For over 14 years City Pro Group /cpg/ has met the ongoing needs of families who have received early intervention and pre-school services in all five boroughs of New York City. Serving upwards of 2000 children annually and recognized as an industry leader in the evaluation and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, CPG launched ABI to provide families and their children with additional support and treatment options.

About Us

We empower our clinical staff, families, educators and caregivers through extensive training and encouragement as they collaborate creatively to change the lives of the individuals we serve.

ABI provides diagnostic evaluation, and intensive behavioral health and educational services for individuals on the autism spectrum. ABI clinicians use techniques including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to achieve measurable outcomes. Our multi-modal program incorporates both directive and naturalistic teaching methods tailored to the specific needs of each client. ABI’s clinical protocols were developed and are overseen by a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), with over 15 years of direct clinical experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Learn About Our Therapists

PROFESSIONAL TEAM

ABI’s therapists are highly skilled and compassionate professionals who deliver a wide range of professional and therapeutic services. These include Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Skills Training, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA’s) and Social Work / Psychological services. ABI’s team consists of multi-lingual professionals who serve families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

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ABA Teachers

Learn About Our Teachers

ABA Teachers

Overseen by a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with more than 15 years of experience treating children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, our ABA teachers come from top graduate school programs in behavior analysis and other related health and education fields of service.

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TRAINING AND SUPERVISION

How Our Staff is Trained

TRAINING AND SUPERVISION

To ensure treatment integrity, all of our team members, go through a rigorous training and supervision program that is both experiential and didactic. Training and supervision protocols include active demonstrations, structured observations, in-service trainings, professional development opportunities and intensive one-to-one supervisory feedback. ABI recognizes that teaching is a science rather than an art and your child needs effective and efficient teachers/professionals to optimize available learning time. ABI continually focuses on implementing cutting-edge research-based teaching procedures.

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PARTNERS WITH FAMILIES

Learn About Our Commitment

PARTNERS WITH FAMILIES

The research shows that treatment outcomes are enhanced when families are actively involved. ABI has a strong commitment to providing services utilizing a family-centered treatment approach. To that end, many of the services are provided in the child’s home, community setting, or other natural environments. ABI also provides parents/caregivers with comprehensive education, training and support. Drawing from our team of multilingual/multicultural providers, ABI assigns same language/culture teams to families so that treatment occurs within a family context and we can more easily plan and achieve family centered treatment goals.

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PRIVATE CONSULTATION AND SERVICES

Learn More About Our Services

PRIVATE CONSULTATION AND SERVICES

ABI clinicians are not only expert in treating children on the autistic spectrum but also have a wide range of experience working with and treating individuals with a variety of developmental delays and behavioral challenges. Families can choose to receive additional services to optimize their child’s functioning in particular areas of concern. This private consultation model is highly customizable to the individual needs of the family and child.

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Testimonials

“Our staff make a great team. There is lots of feedback and I get a general feeling of being a part of a team that is working together to help my child reach his potential. I feel like they have his best interest at all times.”

Sandra B. Bronx, NY

“I am grateful to the agency for providing such outstanding teachers/supervisors.”

Ellen P. Queens, NY

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to report back on the great work our teacher has been doing. He has been a true godsend and I hope he will be rewarded for doing such an amazing job. He has only been with us for a short time, but in these few months, our child has made tremendous progress.”

Rachel T. Manhattan, NY

Frequently Asked Questions

NYS Insurance Law and Coverage

Learn more about who’s covered and all available options.

NYS Insurance Law and Coverage

Q: Why are these services now available?

A: In late 2012, a law took effect in New York State requiring certain health insurance plans to cover services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Q: What services are covered under the insurance law?

A: Covered plans are required to provide medically necessary coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, including: *Behavioral health treatment (such as applied behavioral analysis: ABA), Therapeutic care provided by licensed or certified speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or social workers, Pharmacy care (if the policy covers other prescription drugs), Psychiatric care, *Psychological care, Augmentative communication devices, Any other medical care provided by a licensed health care provider; *- Currently provided by ABI

Q: Who is eligible?

A: To be eligible for insurance coverage for these services, individuals must have a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a plan covered by the autism insurance reform law.

Q: Are there any limits to the law?

A: There are no age limits as a diagnosed individual of any age may qualify. Plans covered by the reform law must provide coverage up to $45,000 per year, and that limit will increase annually.

Q: Which health plans are required to pay for these services?

A: Plans that must cover these services include: Child Health Plus plans, plans covering government employees, and fully-insured commercial health plans. Plans not required to cover these services include Medicaid plans and self-insured plans. Although not mandated, some self-insured plans may choose to cover these services.

A: ABI can help you determine what your plan will cover.

Q: If I am interested but my insurance plan doesn’t cover these services, what alternatives do I have?

A: Several options are available to people whose plan does not cover ABA and other services. ABI can provide these services on a private, or out-of-pocket, basis. Alternatively, your child may be eligible for a Child Health Plus plan with coverage. If you are interested, we can send you information about enrolling in one of these plans.

Q: If I change insurances, will I or my child still be able to see my physician?

A: This is an important consideration, especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. You should ask your physicians, your other healthcare providers, and their office staff what other insurances they accept before deciding to change insurance plans.

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Nature of Services Through ABI

Learn more about how our services work.

Nature of Services Through ABI

Q: How many hours of service can be expected?

A: Levels of service vary from case to case. ABI will conduct an assessment and can also help you determine what your plan covers in order to develop a tailored care plan.

Q: What will I need to pay?

A: Your plan will most likely have deductibles, co-pays, and/or co-insurance that you will be responsible for. ABI can help you determine what your family’s obligations will be and can assist you in financial planning, if needed.

Q: When and where will services be provided?

A: Services are generally provided in the home and community, though evaluations/assessments may occur in an office setting. School is not typically an insurance approved setting.

A: Services typically occur in the afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends, though daytime can be made available as needed.

Q: Do you have bi-lingual home evaluators and therapists?

A: Yes. Our evaluators and therapists speak many languages.

Q: Will my child get a school record as a result of participation?

A: No. These services are provided outside of the school system.

Q: Can services be provided to a child already receiving early intervention (EI) or CPSE services?

A: Qualifying insurance plans are required to provide these services when they are clinically appropriate, even in addition to an IFSP. When a child is receiving ABA through an early intervention program, families generally wait until after the child leaves the program before accessing services directly through the insurance plan.

Q: Is this a respite service?

A: No. It is a therapeutic service that works closely with family members to transfer skills; A caregiver must be present during sessions

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ABA Therapy

Gain a deeper understanding of the ABA Therapeutic Technique.

ABA Therapy

Q: What is ABA?

A: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic technique that utilizes the scientific principles of learning to change behavior. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is rewarded, that behavior is more likely to be repeated. The field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques to increase useful behaviors and to reduce those that are problematic or that interfere with learning.

Q: Who provides ABA services?

A: ABA therapy is typically implemented by a qualified, extensively trained paraprofessional, with some exceptions for treatment by an LMSW or Special Educator in certain cases; All staff are required to meet education and/or experience based state standards.

A: Supervision is provided by a NYS licensed Board Certified Behavior Specialist (BCBA) in most cases or by a licensed individual in a similar field (e.g., Social Work, Mental Health); State standards require a high level of direct and indirect supervision to ABA therapists providing direct support.

A: All cases and programs are overseen by an experienced BCBA Program Supervisor.

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Careers

Applied Behavioral Analysis Paraprofessional Therapist

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct one on one ABA therapy with children on the spectrum in the child’s home/community
  • Facilitate individualized curriculums/programming and/or behavior protocols
    Participate in ongoing supervision

Requirements

  • High school diploma or its equivalent; and two years of full-time direct, supervised work experience providing services to children with disabilities OR an associate’s degree or higher level degree in a profession designated as qualified personnel in 10 NYCRR 69-4.1
  • Must have experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and/or developmental disabilities (experience with children 5-10 a plus)
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Licensed Master Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct one on one ABA therapy with children on the spectrum in the child’s home/community
  • Develop individualized curriculums and programming
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) as needed

Requirements

  • Must hold a valid New York State license in Social Work (LMSW or LCSW)
  • Must have experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and/or developmental disabilities (experience with children 5-10 a plus)
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Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments and develop treatment plans using the VBMAPP
  • Develop individualized curriculum and programming
  • Provide direction instruction, training and support to clients and family members during regularly scheduled home and community visits
  • Work effectively as part of the clinical team; effectively managing caseload, preparing and submitting all required documentation in a timely manner
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) as needed
  • Collaborate with families in the development of behavior support strategies

Requirements

  • The candidate for this position must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensed in NYS
  • Must have experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and/or developmental disabilities (experience with children 5-10 a plus)
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
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Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct one on one ABA therapy with children on the spectrum in the child’s home/community.
  • Develop individualized curriculum and programming
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) as needed
  • Collaborate with families in the development of behavior support strategies

Requirements

  • Permanent Certification in Special Education or Student with Disabilities (Grade Specific)
  • Must have experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and/or developmental disabilities (experience with children 5-10 a plus)
  • Must not have been employed with the NY Department of Education (DOE) for one (1) year at the time of assignment
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
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LCSW’s and LMSW’s Needed for ABA Services (NYC)

Immediate Openings – For Social Workers (evening and weekend hours available)

Applied Behavioral Interventions (ABI) provides diagnostic evaluations and intensive behavioral health services for individuals with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. ABI clinicians use techniques including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to achieve measurable outcomes. Our multi-modal program incorporates both directive and naturalistic teaching methods tailored to the specific needs of each client and family. ABI’s clinical protocols were developed and are overseen by a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), with over 15 years of direct clinical experience working with individuals on the autistic spectrum and their families.
Please visit our website at www.abisvc.com
Submit resume and cover letter or fax to HR at 347-402-8192 or email to recruiting@abisvc.com
Compensation: Highly competitive rates commensurate with experience.

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Work Application

Work Application

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Contact Us

Brooklyn

2625 East 14 St, Suite 200
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Bronx

329 East 149th Street (fourth floor)
Bronx, NY 10451

NYC

641 Lexington Avenue #622
New York, NY 10022

Rhode Island

889 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886