ABA Therapy Programs

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ABA Therapy Programs

ABA Therapy, or Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy, is the most recommended treatment for individuals on the autism spectrum.

While most ABA therapy programs focus on servicing children from 2-7 years old, Healing Haven welcomes new clients up to 16 years old because some individuals need continued support as they age. Our compassionate approach to ABA Therapy includes programs that address communication, behavioral and social needs.

Read on to learn more about our various programs!

Behavioral Health & Michigan ABA Therapy Programs

Early Intervention Program

Our Early Intervention Program is an intensive daytime center-based ABA Therapy program for our youngest clients. Children in this program typically receive 20-40 hours of ABA therapy a week.

Healing Haven staff provide children with a one-on-one, unique behavioral experience that focuses on promoting language, play and social skills. Our Early Intervention Program works to teach clients social communication and connection as well as how to develop relationships. Additionally, an emphasis is placed on decreasing behaviors that may prohibit learning.

Parents play an active role in the success of this program. As a result, families meet with their child’s BCBA on a consistent basis for ABA Parent Training. This allows them to further their learning and stay abreast of their children’s progress. Active parent participation in implementing ABA therapy at home leads to more success and generalization of skills in the natural environment, where the child will use these skills the most!

This program aims to provide opportunities to teach the skills necessary for success and transition into an educational setting. We strive to work collaboratively with all the child’s service providers to promote the best outcome.

Young Learners Program

This program continues to teach communication and socialization skills while preparing children behaviorally to transition into a less restrictive setting. Using a perfect blend of Natural Environment Teaching and...

Discrete Trian Teaching, we continue to build language and social skills while fostering the pivotal skills needed to be successful in a school environment.

Children will learn to focus in a group environment and attend for longer periods of time. They will experience opportunities to foster the use of their language in a social context. Some children may be eligible to participate in our mock classroom groups to put them on the pathway for school success.

The goal of any good ABA program is to provide opportunities to help the children generalize skills to the natural environment. Our mock classroom is made for just this purpose. Parents continue to play a vital role and parent participation is required. ABA parent training in this program ensures that the skills carry over from the clinic and into other areas of the child’s life. We also work collaboratively with school personnel, when possible, to create a customized therapeutic experience that will bridge the gap from clinic to school.

Some clients transition from the Young Learners Program to the School & Community Readiness  Program, providing therapy options for clients who need it to continue services.

The School & Community Readiness Program

While some people believe ABA programs are only for early learners, some individuals need continued support throughout their academic careers. Our School & Community Readiness Program works in collaboration with parents...

and schools to focus on functional language, social skills, pre-vocational, and life skills.

This one-of-a-kind center-based model operates during the day Monday-Friday. Children and children participate each week in Natural Environment Teaching, Discrete Trials and structured groups to address their unique learning needs. Children in this program are given opportunities to explore their interests and practice tasks of daily living such as  cooking or even running our cafe which is open to staff and parents at select times during the day.

Our unique mock classroom environment promotes generalization to the school setting. As with all our ABA programs, active parent training and participation with the child’s BCBA is a must to ensure follow-through in the home and community environments.

Clients in this program often receive a combination of school and clinic-based services. Each ABA program is custom fit to meet the individual and family’s current needs and can grow with them. We also offer a variety of services for families who choose a different educational path for their children.

Life Skills Program

Teens and young adults with autism are often underserved in the ABA community. For clients that are beginning the journey a little later in life or need ongoing support, this program may be a great fit.

Our life skills program places an emphasis on building the skills necessary to live life with the most independence possible. Some clients are on a pathway to find a vocation where they can work independently, others may need minimal support in the workplace and for others, if work is not an option, then preparation for living in a way that will bring peace and happiness to them and their community is paramount. 

Our clinic is set up to provide functional and practical learning opportunities to clients at all stages.  Our unique mock apartment setting allows clients the opportunity to practice both social skills and life skills necessary to maximize independence. A special emphasis on leisure skills ensures that our clients can occupy their down time in a safe and functional manner. It also sets the stage to help them share common interests with peers.  Our exercise and sensory rooms allow us to practice the skills necessary for emotional regulation in a fun and integrative fashion.  

This clinic also offers a variety of opportunities to practice skills that will teach vocations in a way that evokes language and socialization. We have created activities that tie into the inner workings of the clinic to show our clients that their actions can directly support their immediate community and improve the lives of others around them.  We believe in helping our clients explore interests and as clinicians we attempt to think outside of the box to find ways to help promote the use of these strengths in a way that could lead to leisure and vocation.

Harmony Program:
Evening & Weekend ABA Therapy

Our Harmony program offers evening ABA therapy with trained ABA therapists after school, in addition to Saturdays. This program is designed for children and teens ages 8 through 16 who are supported in school...

or through home-schooling during the day, but would benefit from additional time learning social and play skills, emotional regulation and communication skills. Additionally, some clients may work on mastering activities for daily living and developing prevocational skills for increasing future independence. This program is designed to work in “harmony” with the supports the child receives through school and what parents work on at home.

This one of a kind ABA program runs Monday through Thursday 4:30-7:30 and Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM. The number of therapy hours for clients in our Harmony program will vary depending on their goals and specific needs. Hours are recommended based on the skills they are working on and range from 17 hours down to 6 hours.

ABA Parent Training and involvement is a requirement for all of our center-based programs. This empowers parents to carry out behavioral interventions at home and in the community. Doing so reinforces what their child is learning during their time in our clinic.

See Our Location

Get an inside look at our three clinics serving our youngest clients in Early Intervention, in Young Learners we service pre-k through early elementary, and in School & Community Readiness we serve clients in upper elementary through early high school.