The ABA in PA Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization made up a parents, industry professionals, and lawmakers dedicated to change the future for all children in Pennsylvania with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by ensuring access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy via Medical Assistance. The ABA in PA Initiative aims to bring the autism community together as one united voice to urge Pennsylvania and private sector to listen to our concerns and take immediate action to address the service gap for ABA. It is our firm belief that working together, we can assure that our children get the care they need, when they need it!

Website: http://www.abainpa.com/

ABC Behavior 
ABC Behavior helps BCBAs start their own practice by providing the necessary admin services while the BCBA can focus on the clinical side. Our services include incorporation, billing, credentialing, payroll, cash-flow assistance, tech recruiting, financial reports, etc.
Website: http://www.abcbehavior.org/

ACE ® ABA Software System

The ACE ® ABA Software System is the premier, educational software system available to ABA organizations throughout the United States. The ACE covers all aspects of service by providing easy to use assessments directly linked to our customizable lesson plan database as well as the data entry and graphing your team needs to monitor and report on progress. Our goal is to ensure your team has the latest research-based teaching procedures and a set of software tools that maximize their efficiency. The ACE lesson plans and assessments were researched and developed at the world-renowned New England Center for Children ®, a non-profit school with a team of more than 150 BCBAs, serving more than 400 students daily. Every one of our team members uses the ACE to provide a level of service that is unparalleled in the autism service community.

Website: http://www.acenecc.org

Behavior Development Solutions

"Master Training for a Better World"
Behavior Development Solutions provides training products, services, and tools for behavior analysts and technicians. Our data-driven CBA Learning Module Series is the premier BCBA/BCaBA exam prep resource and curriculum supplement. Our RBT Exam Prep course contributes to a deeper understanding of ABA while preparing for exam success. We also offer engaging online CE courses and a bookstore with over 150 titles tailored for professionals.

Website: https://www.behaviordevelopmentsolutions.com/


Behavior Frontiers

Behavior Frontiers offers solutions to help individuals with autism and other special needs reach their potential. Out individually tailored ABA treatment programs are delivered by expertly-trained compassionate clinicians using accurate and results-driven ABA methods to improve their clients’ quality of life. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Behavior Frontiers has service locations throughout the state of CA, as well as in CO, D.C., DE, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OR, PA,TN, VA and WA. Behavior Frontiers is a growing company eager to partner with exceptional professionals to further out goal of ensuring families in need have access to the very highest quality of care.

We are Behavior Frontiers: Expanding possibilities for individuals with autism and other special needs since 2004.

Website: https://www.behaviorfrontiers.com


Behavior Therapy International

Behavior Therapy International offers personalized Applied Behavior Analytic services customized to meet individual needs and circumstances. Our therapy services address both the needs of the individual and the needs of the family as a whole. We serve clients all over South Central Pennsylvania in homes, schools and the community. At Behavior Therapy International, each and every team member begins their day with the mission to provide children with the highest quality intensive therapy, delivered with compassion and extraordinary service. We seek to elevate the quality of life experienced by those we serve and create for them an environment of skill, comfort, consistency, and normalcy for them and their families. We are committed to delivering the highest quality care for each patient.


Behavior Interventions Inc.

Behavior Interventions, Inc., owned and operated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, was founded in 2006 to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services that support organizations, clients, and families. We offer the following services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

  • Autism Services
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Toilet Training
  • Training and Workshops
  • Early Intervention
  • School Based Services
  • Assessments
  • Feeding
  • Adult Services

We are very excited to announce the development of our Research department and our sponsorship of our first conference, Bridging Research to Practice in June 2019.



CCRES provides educational and behavioral health services to students, families and residents in southeastern Pennsylvania, including: Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montgomery counties. CCRES specializes in providing over 1,200 professional, dedicated staff members to meet the needs of children challenged by autism, behavioral health issues, mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities and physical disabilities.  We work in collaboration with school districts, intermediate units and the behavioral health system.  CCRES is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 and is dedicated to helping children succeed at home, at school and in the community.
Website: http://www.ccres.org/

Data Makes the Different, LLC

Data Makes the Difference, LLC is the maker of the VB-MAPP App for iPhone, iPad and Wed as well as the Essential for Living Web App. As well as offering these electronic assessments, DMTD offers web-based and onsite BACB CEU courses on the VB-MAPP and Essential for Living.

Website: www.vbmappapp.com

Discovery Toys

Debra Starner; Independent Educational Leader

Discovery Toys offers the most outstanding developmental products for families - products of the highest quality with extraordinary value. I truly believe that play is a child's work...children play to learn, to grow, and to experience the world around them. Through a high level of open-ended play, DISCOVERY TOYS® products encourage a child's positive growth and development. If you are interested in having a party or joining Discovery Toys, give me a call at 717-796-2274 or email me at debstarner@comcast.net

Website: http://www.discoverytoys.com/pws/debs/tabs/about-me.aspx 


Humanus is an academic and related therapy service provider. We proudly serve private, public, charter and cyber schools, behavioral health centers, long-term care facilities, and adult day programs throughout the nation.

Website: www.humanus.com

Melmark Pennsylvania

Melmark is a comprehensive multi-service agency, providing residential, educational and therapeutic services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological and genetic diagnoses. Our varied programs promote independence, increased self-awareness and confidence while offering participant opportunities to make friends and develop personal interests.

Website: www.melmark.org

QBS, Inc. - “Quality Behavioral Solutions to Complex Behavior Problems
QBS has been providing quality behavioral solutions to complex behavioral challenges for more than 15 years across the United States and Canada. Since 1997, QBS has been the premier behavioral skills training company providing training and consultation to residential, treatment, educational, and healthcare settings.  Integrating evidence-based, state-of-the-art behavioral research and practice into all our consulting and training programs, QBS has delivered effective services to thousands of staff in hundreds of programs serving a wide variety of populations.  Starting with our outstanding team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Safety-Care™ and our other training programs take advantage of the most efficient teaching strategies including errorless learning, competency testing, and frequent reinforcement to create behavioral competencies in you and your staff.  Building expertise and capacity in organizations we serve is one of our primary goals, so that you can continue providing effective behavioral services long after QBS has assisted.

Website: https://www.qbscompanies.com/

The Vista School

Vista offers state-of-the-art services to individuals with autism. From Early Intervention for pre-school aged children to Employment Services for adults, our goal is to provide the tools and resources needed for every person with autism to reach their unique potential and live a fulfilling and productive life.

Website: https://www.thevistaschool.org

Wellspan Philhaven Behavioral Health

Wellspan Philhaven provides ABA-BHRS. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the scientific study of how behavior is learned from the environment. Interventions based out of scientific inquiry are designed to provide the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness in teaching new behaviors and reducing problematic behaviors. The core elements of ABA utilized in treatment are:

  • Assessment of behavior (current skills, skill deficits, function of problematic behavior)

  • Direct instruction of behavior skills with transference of skills through prompt fading and shaping Instruction occurring in both discrete trial and natural teaching sessions

  • Strategies to increase motivation to learn such as pairing, preference assessments, rotating reinforcers, and contriving reinforcement

  • Data collection and analysis with treatment decisions based off of behavioral data

  • Generalization strategies to ensure carryover of learned skills across people and settings

  • Competency checks of staff's ability to conduct procedures accurately

Wellspan Philhaven ABA-BHRS is structured in teams under the supervision of a BCBA. Teams are focused in one population segment to target training and supervision:

✓ Behavior Analyst (BCBA) -Team Lead supporting and supervising staff

✓ Behavior Consultant (BC) - Master's level licensed clinician

✓ Behavior Technician (BT) - Bachelors prepared staff under the supervision of a BC


We are striving for a culture of ABA clinical excellence. Teams stay connected through regular supervision both on-site & in the office, a vigorous training schedule, professional articles, & core competency feedback.

Culture of ABA supported through:

  • BCBA oversight in every location

  • Building a "community" and staying connected through supervision, on-going training, Yammer internal social network through Office 365

  • Poster Sessions

  • Career Ladder to RBT & BCBA

  • Leadership Development

Locations: 200+ staff serving over 670 clients in:

  • Dauphin County - Herr Street Office

  • Lancaster County - East Petersburg Office & Oregon Pike Office

  • Lebanon County -  Schneider Drive Office

Website: https://www.wellspanphilhaven.org/

First Children Services

First Children Services offers diagnostic and therapeutic services to children with a wide variety of abilities.  We offer psychological behavioral evaluations and assessments specializing in autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and behavioral disorders.  First Children Services also provides insurance funded home, community, school, and clinic based ABA therapy as well as social skills groups and parent/family education and training.

Website: https://www.firstchildrenservices.com/