Our Services
ABA Therapy Birmingham

In-Home ABA Therapy

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We offer in-home ABA therapy throughout the greater Birmingham area. In-home services are generally for children between the ages 2-12 and are good for generalizing skills in a child’s natural environment. We focus on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Center-Based ABA Therapy

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We offer center-based ABA therapy at our clinic located at 200 Vestavia Parkway Ste 2400 in Vestavia Hills AL, 35216. We are currently now enrolling for both morning and afternoon hours. Our center-based programs focus on skills such as:

  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Social skills
  • School Reediness
  • Pre-Academic
  • Play skills
  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Behavioral Planning
  • And more!
Telehealth ABA Therapy

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We offer Telehealth ABA therapy throughout the greater Birmingham area, including areas that are outside of our in-home and center-based service areas. Remote therapy is typically recommended for children over the age of 6 years old, and who are able to maintain engagement through a virtual meeting. Telehealth is a great option for families who need a solution that is flexible. Our remote programs work on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Social Skills Groups for Autism

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Our social skills groups offer children with autism the opportunity to practice social skills with a group of peers at the guidance of one of our trained clinicians. Groups typically meet in the evenings and on weekends either in person or via Zoom, and are geared for children ages 6-13. During our social skills groups we focus on skills such as:

  • Peer play
  • Conversation
  • Turn taking
  • Listening skills
  • Cooperation

Searching for ABA Therapy in
Birmingham, AL?

Our team in Birmingham is a group of highly-trained and caring individuals whose primary concern is your child’s success. We specialize in building personalized ABA therapy programs that help children with autism reach their fullest potential.

Speak With a Clinician | (205) 490-5364

Services Available Near

We provide services throughout the Greater Birmingham area, including the regions listed below. If you don’t see your region included, please give our team a call.

  • Birmingham
  • Anniston
  • Bessemer
  • Gardendale
  • Hoover
  • Jacksonville
  • Meadowbrook
  • Midfield
  • Leeds
  • Lincoln
  • Oxford
  • Talladega
  • Trussville
  • Vestavia Hills

Insurances We Accept

We are in network with the following insurance providers. If you don’t see your provider listed below, please give our team a call and we will check if we are able to work with your plan.

  • Aetna
  • Alabama Medicaid
  • AllKids Commercial BCBSAL
  • American Behavioral
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • TriCare Military
  • LifeSynch (Part of Humana)
  • Magellan (Commercial)
  • NewDirections-BCBSAL
  • United HealthCare Optum (Commercial)
Child Receiving ABA Therapy at Early Autism Services

My child was just
diagnosed with autism.

Now What?

From understanding your child’s diagnosis, to starting a therapy program, there are a lot of steps along the way. Our team of clinicians are here to help. We can answer any questions you have and get you on the path to starting a personalized therapy program for your child. Below is a step by step guide of our process at EAS.

Our Simple

5-Step Process

GIVE US A CALL.
Whether you’re ready to schedule a free consultation or just want to talk, we’re here. 205.490.5364

WE’LL PROVIDE A FREE CONSULTATION.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will meet with both you and your child to get a comprehensive view of his or her unique needs.

OUR STAFF WILL WORK WITH YOUR INSURANCE.
From insurance submission to communicating with your provider through authorization – our team will manage the entire process.

WE’LL PROVIDE AN ASSESSMENT AND CREATE A PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN.
A BCBA will provide a 1:1 assessment. Our team will take the time to engage with your child through play, observation, and conversation. This allows our clinicians to build a personalized program tailored to your child.

ABA SERVICES WILL BEGIN.
We’ll reassess via all-staff meetings and collaborate with you to ensure the plan continues to address your child’s needs over time.

Child With Autism Receiving ABA Therapy
ABA Therapy Center at Early Autism Services

Our Birmingham
ABA Therapy Center

Early Autism Services is now enrolling at our Birmingham therapy center which is located at 200 Vestavia Parkway Ste 2400 in Vestavia Hills AL, 35216.

Center-based therapy is typically recommended for children who succeed in a more structured setting. This is because the environment can be controlled to better address maladaptive behaviors or skill deficits. This can include children who are easily distracted or who have behaviors that require a more intensive/structured program. Sessions in the clinic do allow for goals to be targeted with peers. This allows clients to build social skills with their peers in a structured setting.

Our Approach in ABA Therapy

The EAS Difference

Accredited.
EAS is accredited by the Board Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), which is an international accrediting body for behavior analysis therapy and evaluates clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction.

Comprehensive.
We offer a variety of autism therapy options including: in-home ABA therapy, center-based ABA therapy, and remote therapy via Telehealth. Additionally we offer self-guided parent education classes and socials skills groups afterschool and on weekends.

Experienced Clinicians.
EAS has a robust team made of hundreds of BCBAs, BCaBAs, Registered Behavior Therapists, Behavior Technicians, and insurance billing experts. Over the past decade, our team has helped hundreds of families throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and India.

Personalized.
All of our therapy programs are customized to each child’s unique skills. We provide individualized care as well as regular assessments to ensure we are continuing to meet your child’s needs.

Insurance Experts.
We have a firm understanding of insurance law and the policies of each major insurance provider. We have worked every type of insurance policy including HMO, PPO, fully-funded, self-funded, group, individual, in-state, out of state, private and federal policy. Insurance can be complicated, but our team will guide you every step of the way.

Data Driven.
The curriculum in our programs combine decades of research and years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. We continuously reassess each child’s program through frequent all staff meetings. This helps us ensure that we are achieving the goals built into each child’s therapy plan.

Meet Our Clinical Director
Krishonna Payne

Krishonna Payne Birmingham Clinical Director at Early Autism Services

Krishonna Payne is the Clinical Director of EAS’ Birmingham Branch. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst who received her M.S. from Jacksonville State University. Krishonna has experience providing ABA services to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of diagnoses, and has serviced clients in residential treatment facilities, schools, and clinical settings. Krishonna strives to consistently coordinate services for each family and client of EAS, and implements ongoing staff development in order to ensure quality.

Early Autism Services ABA Therapy

Courtney Woodard
Clinical Supervisor
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Courtney Woodard is a  Clinical Supervisor in the East Alabama area serving clients in-home.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst who received her M.S. from Jacksonville State University.  Courtney has experience providing ABA services to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a range of diagnoses, and has serviced clients in residential treatment facilities, schools, and in-home settings.
Frances Tsang

Frances Tsang
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Frances received her Master’s degree in School Counseling with the emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the California State University of Los Angeles and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.  She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009 and is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Alabama, Michigan, and Maryland.  Her journey in the field of ABA began in 2003 when she interned at the UC San Diego’s Autism Center of Excellence under Dr. Laura Shreibman. Frances has close to 20 years of experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across school, home, and clinic settings.  Her passion is improving the quality of life for families and ensuring that programs result in long term success. Frances lives in California and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Early Autism Services ABA Therapy

Lauren Cotlin
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Lauren Cotlin is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst who received her M.A. in Psychology with a minor in special education from Auburn University in 1993.  She completed coursework to obtain her certification in ABA through the Florida Institute of Technology and became certified as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2020.  She is currently enrolled in the intensive practicum ABA master’s program at FIT. Lauren has 15 years of experience working with typical children, as well as children diagnosed with developmental disorders, ADHD/ADD, and autism spectrum disorders.  She worked in special education through two city school systems for 12 years where she was first introduced to ABA and developed a passion for serving children with a diagnosis of ASD and educating their caregivers to promote meaningful life changes.

Tiffany Lee, Board Certified Behavior Analyst Early Autism Services

Tiffany Lee
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Tiffany has over 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of developmental disabilities.  She received her undergraduate degree in 2011 from the University of Alabama in psychology and human development.  Tiffany continued her education and received a master’s degree in psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2018.  After graduating, she completed her supervised fieldwork in a clinical setting specializing in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) for children aged between 2-7 years old.  She then received her certification as a Board Certified Behavior analyst in June 2020.  Tiffany is passionate about supporting families and children with special learning needs and loves to see the amazing impact that ABA can make in changing lives!

If you are passionate about helping others, and want to work in a role that can make a real impact in the lives of children with autism – then we want to meet you! Come join our Birmingham team!

We are a team of highly trained Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Behavior Technicians, and caring individuals, all committed to helping children with autism build the skills they will need for everyday life.

Click on the link below to view our open positions near Birmingham!

Our Mission
Values

At EAS, we strive to ensure everything we do reflects our company’s Core Purpose: To make high quality behavioral therapy available for all children with special needs, while adhering to our core values.  Our four core values are:

  • Make decisions empirically at all levels
  • Be accessible and supportive
  • Respect the individual
  • Grow alongside both the client and staff
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Still have
Questions
About ABA Therapy?

If you would like to learn more about our ABA therapy program, please give our team a call, or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation. One of our clinicians will reach out for an initial meeting. They will provide a basic overview of EAS and our programs, and can answer questions about: autism, applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy), insurance coverage, cost, or anything else you’d like to know.