The Peter Haje Center for Autism


The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of it’s Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.

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Applied Behavior Analysis

ABA therapy is the gold standard of care for individuals on the autism spectrum. ABA therapy is used to increase socially valuable behavior while decreasing socially isolating behavior, to help individuals reach their potential. ABA is backed by over 50 years of documented research. Data is at the center of all ABA treatment programs.

Data is at the center of all ABA treatment programs. Data is recorded at every session to measure and monitor each client’s success. Each team is led by an experienced BCBA/LBA who will consistently update programs and goals based on client progress. The BCBA/LBA will supervise staff and caregivers in their implementation of each child’s individualized treatment plan.

Services Provided

  • Initial Assessment

  • ABA Treatment Plan

  • Treatment Updates

  • Supervision

  • 1:1 ABA Therapy

  • Social Skills Group

  • ABA After School Program

  • Parent Training

  • Team Meetings

  • Consultation

  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan

NAC delivers the above services using a center-based approach. Research shows that center-based therapy can accelerate learning and increase social interactions amongst peers while minimizing distractors when compared to home-based ABA therapy. Our center-based approach ensures that your child is receiving efficient and effective treatment in a safe environment with highly trained professionals. Our ABA team leaders ensures that all parents and guardian are trained in behavioral programs and treatments in order to carry out the same clinical effects in the home environment.

Additional Mental Health Services at NAC

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

  • Full Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluations

  • Individual/Group Therapy

  • Medication Management

  • Crisis Intervention and Planning

Current accepted insurances: Cigna, Beacon Health Options, Optum (Oxford and United Health Care)

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