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About Us

ABA Center for Excellence provides behavioral services to individuals of all ages and abilities regardless of diagnostic labels. Unfortunately, funding is only available for people with autism, developmental disabilities, and other special needs. Our staff members address skill development and behavioral challenges through personal support in “home based” and school settings.

At ABA Center for Excellence, parents, families and other caregivers actively participate in treatment and training programs and play an essential role in treatment progress and success.

Our staff members are prepared to work with school personnel, occupational therapists, speech therapists, caseworkers and educators to create a comprehensive and consistent program to teach functional skills and to help decrease challenging behaviors for each client.

Services

Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Peer play groups
  • Intensive toilet training programs
  • Parent training classes
  • Direct 1:1 behavioral therapy
  • Behavioral shadowing
  • Workshops and conferences
  • Teacher and professional consultation
  • Classroom management
  • Behavior plan development
  • Development of ABA team in areas that do not currently provide ABA
  • Community-based training
  • Vocational training
  • Daily living skills training
  • Communication and social skills training

Workshops and Conferences

  • What to expect from your ABA provider
  • Reducing challenging behaviors
  • Autism 101 and strategies for working with children on the spectrum
  • Effective strategies for classroom management

Workshops

Parent Training

School District consultation

Behavior Support Services

We will develop a partnership and a program for your child's daycare center or school so that your child can get ABA in an inclusive setting.

For more information about workshops, contact Dawn Garcia at (210) 685-2266.

Funding

ABA accepts the following forms of payment for services:

General Revenue

General Revenue (GR) and In Home and Family Supports (IHFS) are both funded differently through Bexar County MRA. Contact AACOG (see below for contacts) and request information regarding both programs. There is an application process if you are not already receiving these services, it can take up to 6 months.

Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
Bexar Mental Retardation Authority
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700
San Antonio, TX 78217
phone: 210-832-5020
fax: (210) 225-5937
email: mail@aacog.com

Medicaid

Unfortunately, Medicaid (in Texas) does not recognize ABA, thus it is not funded through Medicaid. However, Bexar County is one of the only counties in Texas that recognizes ABA as a separate and distinct service from others types of necessary services. See the information outlined below to get connected with a case manager in Bexar County to determine if you might qualify for ABA services, through Bexar County.

Additionally, HCS (Home and Community Based Services), TxHmL (Texas Home and Living), and CLASS (Community Living Assistance ans Support Services) have all recently added BCBAs to their approved providers for behavioral support services. If you have these funding sources available to you, we may be able to guide you through the process of requesting ABA services via behavioral supports, depending on your case management agencies' policies and procedures.

Private Insurance

We are able to work with the following private insurance companies:

  • Humana
  • Lifesync
  • United Behavioral Health
  • Tri-Care
  • and other major insurance companies...

Scholarships and Grants

We currently work with Masonic Home and School of Texas to get funding for clients that need ABA therapy but do not have the means to pay for this service. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, fill out the application and send to info@abacenter4excellence.com along with two pay stubs and proof of diagnosis by a clinician or diagnostician. Beverly Smith, our Director of Human Resources, will then call you to get additional information and guide you through the application process.

Private Pay

Contact our office at 210-685-2266 to find out our rates for ABA therapy.

Locations

Main Office

3201 Cherry Ridge Dr Suite B 205 San Antonio, Texas 78230

South Central Texas

San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, NewBraunfels, Schertz, Cibolo, and surrounding areas

South West Texas

Uvalde, Kerrville, Boerne, Hondo, Rocksprings, and surrounding areas

Central Texas

Killeen, Temple, Lampasas, George Town, and surrounding areas

Rio Grande Valley

McAllen, Weslaco, Mission, Edingburg, Brownsville, Rio Grande City, and surrounding areas

If ABA is not available in the area in which you live, set up an appointment with us so that we can help you develop a local ABA team in your area.

Mission Statement

ABA Center for Excellence strives to help people of all ages who exhibit behavioral challenges to participate in their community to the fullest extent possible and to reach their highest potential by learning pro-social skills. We believe that everybody has the right to learn and contribute to society in a unique way.

Our Approach

ABA Center for Excellence uses the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) approach to working with people who exhibit behavioral challenges. We teach a variety of different skills in the natural environment of our clients. Although we are knowledgeable and trained in a variety of ABA approaches such as Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior (VB), Natural Environment Training (NET), Discrete Trial Therapy (DTT), Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and a variety of other methodologies within ABA, we do not prescribe 1 specific therapy. We believe that every person brings a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. Thus, we should tailor our educational plan to meet the needs of our individual clients.

Who We Are

We are a comprehensive team of professionals specializing in different approaches and backgrounds providing our clients with a well rounded array of services. Our clinicians meet bi-weekly for professional development. Our clinicians include...

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)
  • Non-certified Behavioral Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Speech and Language Assistant Pathologists (SLPA)
  • Liscensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Interns (LPCI)
  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR)

En Español

ABA Center for Excellence aplica el método ABA (Análisis Conductual Aplicado) para atender a personas que tienen problemas de comportamiento que restringen su capacidad de interactuar con los demás. El método ABA se basa en la reducción de comportamientos inadecuados, en el aumento de la comunicación, de los aprendizajes y de comportamientos sociales apropiados. La metodología ABA es un método que está ampliamente respaldado a través de estudios científicos en los que se demuestra que esta metodología responde de manera efectiva a las necesidades del individuo logrando una mayor independencia y calidad de vida. Nuestra meta es ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a integrarse a su comunidad y sociedad de una forma positiva.

Nuestros terapeutas ofrecen los siguientes servicios:

  • Evaluaciones Conductuales
  • Entrenamiento intensivo para uso del sanitario
  • Entrenamiento a Padres de Familia
  • Consultas y entrenamiento para maestros
  • Enseñanza de destrezas de:
    • Socialización
    • Comunicación
    • Auto-suficiencia
    • Empleo

Talleres y Conferencias:

  • Técnicas para el control de Comportamiento en el salón de clase
  • Técnicas para el control de comportamiento en el hogar
  • Estrategias visuales para personas con autismo
  • Todo sobre el Autismo

Para más información, comuníquese con Anna Glaser a 210-685-2266 o info@abacenter4excellence.com.