The ABA centrum is a therapeutic center for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neuro-developmental disorders. Starting as a small center in 2017 within 3 years it turned into a clinic with 11 therapists that base their intervention solely on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Five of the therapists are currently heading towards a certification under a supervision of BCBAs.
Our approach is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), currently one of a few evidence-based interventions for children with ASD. Among the other evidence- based methods are occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy. Experts from those fields come regularly to our center as consultants to help us create effective programs for our children.
The center is a proud partner of the Global Autism Project (GAP) that has been helping children with ASD and centers that work with them all around the world. Under their supervision the center has been evolving in many different ways. Together we engage in raising awareness about autism, our therapists improve their clinical skills and we conduct academic research. Next to the experts from GAP the center is also supervised by a certified analyst Alyona Ahmadova, BCBA.
There is no magical pill or a method that would miraculously fix all difficulties. Behind each progress there is a lot of work and effort.
If we want the intervention to be effective, we need to engage as many people around the children as possible. The procedures based on ABA are logical, understandable and our goal is to teach caretakers how to work with their child during everyday duties and activities. These trainings are one of the most important parts of our interventions and we slowly teach parents the skills that are necessary in order to follow the behavioral program also in their homes.
We believe that everyone has a right to develop to their potential and that high-quality evidence-based services should not be a privilege but a standard for every family that needs them. Our goal is therefore also raising awareness about autism and possible approaches and educating other field experts that work with our children.