What We Do

Colorado’s Network for Developmental Disabilities (CONetDD) offers in-home ABA therapy.  We are a small practice specializing in autism, early intervention and functional communication to enhance communication, social skills, and adaptive behavior skills (toileting, dressing, hygiene, self-feeding, etc.,).  All intervention plans are research based and data driven.  Each client’s behavior program is unique to their strengths and areas of need with a therapy team that consists of the BCBA and 2 RBTs to support skill generalization.

Services Available for Active Clients

  • Home and Community ABA Therapy Programs for New Clients 0-16 Years of Age (existing clients up to age 18)
  • Behavioral Assessments
  • Individualized Behavior Support Programs
  • Parent Coaching and Support
  • Academic Behavior Interventions Including Support with IEPs and 504 Plans.
  • Vocational Exploration and Readiness

Social Skills Activities

Age-appropriate access to activities are scheduled for clients to practice social skills with 1:1 support from their RBT in natural environments (school functions, libraries, restaurants, stores, barbers/salons, bowling, movies, and miniature golf to name a few).  Activities such as these are essential to facilitate inclusion because they offer safe opportunities to develop skills and build confidence in the children we serve.  They also allow for our neighbors and community at large to gain a better appreciation and respect for all types of learners.

Areas Served

Presently offering community and in-home services to children and families in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Fountain, and Monument.

We Accept Insurance and Private Pay Clients

At this time, we are in-network providers with: TriCare, Medicaid, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, Optum as well as Aetna and are completing the credentialing process with Beacon for Kaiser plans.  If a client is insured under a plan not listed, we will contact their company to inquire about in-network provider requirements in an effort to meet their needs.

How Long Does It Take to Schedule an Appointment?  

We are able to schedule same week consultation appointments in most cases.  The initial visit/assessment occurs in the family’s home with our BCBA and one RBT.

How It Works

ABA therapy focuses on patterns and functions of behavior.  After the initial assessment to identify challenging behaviors and areas of strength, the BCBA selects appropriate replacement behaviors for the RBT to teach that will take the place of the unwanted behaviors. ABA utilizes reinforcement strategies in conjunction with other intervention types to increase the rate of appropriate behaviors in the future.

Positive Reinforcement Example:

When a child is finished cleaning his room, he gets praise for a job well done. At the end of the week, he may earn delayed reinforcement in the form of an allowance to keep the behavior of chore completion going strong.

Negative Reinforcement Example:

A child dislikes cleaning his room but dislikes washing dishes even more. When a child is finished cleaning his room (perhaps extra well or without challenging behaviors), parents remove the added chore of washing dishes for a job well done. And the desired behavior (cleaning room without behaviors) continues to occur.

*In both of the examples, if the desired behavior does not continue or increase, then reinforcement of the behavior has NOT occurred.  The BCBA continually monitors data to ensure progress is occurring as expected.

Rules for reinforcement of NEW (acquisition) behaviors: 

  1. Comes after behavior.
  2. Must increase the rate of the desired behavior in the future.
  3. Must be immediate to teach skills(can be delayed for mastered skills/behaviors).
  4. To be effective, the value of the reinforcer must be equal to the difficulty of the task. More or higher quality reinforcers should be provided for new and non-preferred tasks.
  5. Must be increased with new staff
  6. Reinforcers should be varied
  7. Should be paired with more natural consequences
  8. Must be faded

Colorado’s Network for Developmental Disabilities (CONetDD)

What Kinds of Skills Can Children Learn With ABA Therapy?

Any skill set can be learned through consistent ABA therapy. The same principles are used by multi-million-dollar corporations to boost safety, teach policy/procedures and maximize the amount of revenue generated. In our agency, we teach everything from using a spoon to gaining technical skills necessary to get a job. Our board-certified professionals teach communication, develop social skills, and provide training for all daily living tasks. All of these teachings function to make your child’s life less stressful and more enjoyable.

Every person with autism presents differently. In general there are three broad areas of impairment associated with the disorder; under developed social skills, difficulty with expressive and receptive communication, and the presence of restrictive and repetitive behaviors. ABA therapy will teach essential skills in all of these areas. Functional communication is taught with a lot of repetition in a natural setting and reinforced just like any other behavior. By strengthening already present skills and helping to develop additional interests and leisure skills, our learners are taught to be more flexible and adapt to change easier. Social skills are taught in small increments, initially with adults in small groups and later generalized to peers and other settings as skills in all areas improve.