Our Mission - Therapy with Heart
We provide compassionate, high-quality Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services that focus on the overall quality of life for our clients and their families. We deeply value the relationships we develop with families and provide a naturalistic approach to support an individual’s needs.
We strive to help clients reach their greatest potential using data-driven, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate practices, to create and promote a difference in our community and the world.
A Leader in ABA
Connect Plus Therapy is a BHCOE accredited ABA provider, having earned the highest level of accreditation possible by excelling in clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. Learn more about the BHCOE.
Connect Plus Therapy is also a BACB Authorized Continuing Education provider.
We Focus on the Whole Family
In 2016 Connect Plus Therapy was founded with the idea that ABA should be provided compassionately, inclusively, and with heart. Relationships are of the utmost importance, and autism services should be provided naturalistically and focus on improving our clients’ and their families’ overall quality of life.
What started in a closet-sized one-room office has blossomed into an agency with five full-service locations, all of which include center-based therapy. By incorporating their experiences as the parent of an adult son on the spectrum, and a successful education business leader, co-founders Jodie Littwin and Aron Igel created an agency far exceeding their initial ambitions. Connect Plus Therapy has earned the highest accreditation possible from the BHCOE by excelling in clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. What once was a part-time labor of love has become an all-encompassing agency supporting hundreds of families.
Daily Living Skills
- Toilet Training
- Personal Independence: dressing, meal prep, pre-vocational skills, etc.
- Treatment of Selective Eating & Food Aversion
- Play and Social Skills
Tools for Success
- Continuous Clinical Oversight
- Formal ABA Parent Training Curriculum
- Individual and Group Parent Support
- Educational Webinars and Workshops for Families
- Parent Support Team
- Parent Liason and Social Worker
- In-home and Center-based Parent Training and Coaching
- QBS: Safety Care for Families
- Parent Portal - See Real-time Progress for Each Client
- Social Skills Groups
- Play Imitation Cognition
- Health & Safety Skills
- Self Advocacy
- Community Participation
- Parent Training
- Collaboration with Related Services: Feeding Specialists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists
- Home, School, and Community Support
Frequently Asked Questions
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based, best-practice treatment for individuals with autism. ABA can help those with autism acquire new skills and improve their social, communication, and adaptive behaviors while lessening problematic behaviors.
Connect Plus Therapy utilizes a naturalistic approach to ABA to help clients generalize the skills they learn during sessions. ABA occurs in the real world or settings similar to those that our clients are likely to encounter in their day-to-day lives. We use our client’s interests to guide learning and break down the targeted skills they are developing into small steps. We then provide praise and rewards when clients engage in an important behavior, like making eye contact. Over time, positive reinforcement helps the clients use those skills.
Treatment data is recorded and analyzed to track progress, ensure meaningful change, and evaluate, modify, and refine a client’s ABA Therapy so that socially significant outcomes are achieved.
Individuals diagnosed with Autism/ASD who also have a participating health insurance plan. If you do not know whether your child’s insurance plan includes ABA, our case management team can check your coverage.
We provide ABA services and support from early childhood through adulthood, in-home, at our centers, and in your community.
We have created specialized programming like social skills groups, an adult vocational program, summer youth programs, and a center-based early childhood program that provides therapeutic treatment in a preschool-like atmosphere.
Individualized treatment planning, daily therapy, and community-based ABA services include an assessment performed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and delivery of individualized planning, and daily treatment provided by our Behavior Technicians.
We provide services for all ages, including:
- Early Childhood
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- Transitioning to Adulthood
Our Clinical Team works closely with parents, special educators, and other related service providers, including speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and feeding specialists. We work both in and out of schools and can provide services all day, including weekends.
We pride ourselves on seeing the whole family picture and honestly believe your family is ours. We treat your child as our own, with customized and individual attention. We have no waitlist and will be honest with you about our time to service.
- Extensive clinical oversight
- Weekly individualized parent training and monthly support groups
- Weekly BCBA-led Social Skills Groups for various levels of function, age, and interests
- Summer Programs
- Early Childhood Programs
- Center-based therapy
- Drop-off events
- Adult programming