ABA is considered an evidence-based best practice treatment by the US Surgeon General and by the American Psychological Association. ABA is not just for individuals with extreme behaviors. Interventions associated with applied behavioral analysis help to identify how individuals relate to their surroundings (people, places, smells, sounds, textures, objects, temperature…anything that can be observed by another person) and identifies ways to modify the environment while teaching new skills to increase desired behaviors (communication, focus, socializing, life skills) and reduce or eliminate maladaptive behaviors (isolation, tantrums, aggression, self-injury, property destruction). Its success rates in children from early childhood to young teens has been life-altering. At CONetDD, we hope to be able to work with your child as soon after diagnosis as possible in order to begin structured training that will help with their life ahead.