Why We’re Here

Action Behavior was founded in Austin, Texas to provide ABA therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum.

Our goal isn’t to be the largest ABA therapy provider.  It’s to be the best.

Every day, our talented and committed team strives to help your child reach their highest potential.

That’s why we’re here.

From our initial assessment to treatment plan development to one-on-one therapy and parent training, we strive to be the best at what we do.  Each of our therapists have been hand-selected and value the opportunity to do important work.  We offer everyone competitive benefits – this is a unique feature of any center we know of in the ABA community – which leads to loyal, committed staff that can make being an ABA therapist into a career.

Our clinical leadership is composed of true experts in the field of ABA therapy.  Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are extraordinarily talented behavior therapists whose life work is helping children on the Autism Spectrum to live rich, happy lives in which they can contribute to the world around them to the fullest.

In everything that we do, our guiding principle is to provide quality of service to our patients and their families.  We want you to experience this from your first phone call with us.  Families that are concerned about their child’s development, or that have a recent diagnosis of autism, have many questions and concerns.  In our people, we want you to find helpful and compassionate answers from experts in the field.

Our team – and the vast majority of autism experts in the United States – are committed to ABA therapy as the key treatment for those on the Autism Spectrum. Why? It’s simple. ABA therapy has helped non-verbal children speak, those without social skills interact with others, those with aggression eliminate their problem behaviors, and so much more.

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are passionate about ABA therapy and all that it can do.  A BCBA is a master’s or doctoral-level healthcare practitioner that uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to assist with developmental issues, especially autism spectrum disorders.

At Action Behavior Centers, our BCBAs each hold multiple years of experience working with children of a wide-range of ages and functions. Our RBTs are each provided with extensive training to ensure they have the skills to effectively help children with a range of behavioral challenges. Our team members are very excited to help make a difference in the lives of you and your family members.

A Warm Welcome From Our Leadership

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it informative and useful.  If you have questions or need resources, please contact us or submit a New Client Application.  We are fast to respond and would be pleased to help.  Thank you!

How Action Behavior Centers got started

When our founders looked for ABA therapy services for a family friend, they unfortunately were unable to find a suitable center. Every ABA center in Austin had a wait list of 6 to 12 months, and even learning that fact took far too much time. When a child has a developmental delay, every month counts.

By collaborating with several leading autism specialists, our team of BCBAs and healthcare entrepreneurs launched Action Behavior Centers.  Our mission is to offer comprehensive services and support to families with a child on the Autism Spectrum through diagnoses, assessments, and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.

Our Clients

We focus on early learners (generally ages 18 months to 6 years) who often lack verbal communication skills and have a wide range of deficits.

Families are amazed at how effective our interventions have been for their children. This is simply due to the fact that ABA is based upon scientific and experience-based principles that hold true to the motivation behind behavior.

Through ABA therapy, children have learned new skills such as communicating, socializing with peers, taking turns, demonstrating patience, and learning to be flexible if a change in their routine occurs. The focus on rewarding desired behavior is what makes using ABA a fun and enjoyable experience.

Our team invites you to learn more about the specialized ABA programs offered at each of our centers. Let’s see how we can help make positive changes in your child’s life.

Your Questions

Families whose children have recently been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder have many questions.  On other pages of our website, you can learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, ABA Therapy, our Admissions Process, getting a formal Diagnosis, Insurance Funding, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Examples of some of the questions parents may be interested in answering include:

  • What does ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) mean?
    • Applied Behavior Analysis is likely a phrase that you haven’t used much in your life. Let’s break it down:
      • Applied (this is an applied, or practical, method that we use).
      • Behavior (we all have an intuitive sense of this word – behavior is what people do)
      • Analysis (the study or investigation into something)
    • Basically, Applied Behavior Analysis seeks to understand why a child does something (analyzing behavior) and then applies this within the child’s individualized lessons.
    • An example: a child screams loudly.  We’ll work to understand why the child screams  – this is called the “function” of the behavior.  If we can understand why the screaming occurs (the child is triggered by a small change in routine), we can then do something about it (slowly introduce the child to different kinds of transitions, work on regulating emotions).
  • What happens at an ABA treatment center?
    • First and foremost, a child and a therapist will “pair,” meaning they will simply take time to play, get comfortable with each other, and establish a good relationship.
    • Based on a child’s individualized treatment plan, specific therapy goals will be worked on each day. Therapists will collect data on the success rate with each goal, and once a goal is mastered, children will move on to the next.
    • Common therapy goals might include pointing to objects to indicate want or need, playing appropriately with toys, matching pictures and objects, learning sounds and words, potty training, and so much more.
  • Does ABA therapy work?
    • ABA treatment for autism is heavily researched, and virtually every peer-reviewed research study on ABA describes early intensive intervention as the best practice.
  • Does insurance pay for autism therapy for my child?  
    • Yes, in most cases.  Private health insurance is, with few exceptions, required in Texas to provide coverage for treatment or therapy for autism.  The Texas Insurance Autism Mandate puts specific requirements on health insurance companies to provide coverage.
    • Unfortunately, at this time, Medicaid does not cover ABA.
  • What is the best insurance for autism treatment?
    • If you have questions about what is the best insurance provider for autism therapy, please contact us. Our insurance experts will be pleased to answer any questions and provide guidance on getting the best coverage for your child.