Autism Therapy In Silver Spring

Our Silver Spring center covers a range of Autism services...
  • Early Intervention
  • Home-Based ABA Therapy
  • Parent Collaboration
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Autism Services In Silver Spring

We provide a wide range of services at our Silver Spring autism center. Autism Services in Silver Spring
  • Parent Collaboration

    It has been proven that parents who are actively involved in their child’s therapy often see more progress in their children. Our clinical team is trained to build success for the entire family unit.

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  • Early Intervention

    Research indicates that early, high intensity intervention, often birth to five years old may have the best outcomes for improving your child’s development.

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  • Home-Based ABA Therapy

    Home-based ABA services allow teaching to occur in the child’s natural environment and incorporates learning within the child’s natural routine.

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  • Diagnostic Services

    If your child needs a diagnosis, we’ll connect you with a diagnostician near you who can conduct an evaluation and provide you with all the documents that will be needed to move forward.

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10770 Columbia Pike
Suite 300
Silver Spring MD 20901

Accepted Insurance In Silver Spring

  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth
  • CareFirst Maryland
  • Carelon
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna

Your Silver Spring Autism Specialists

Myllissa McDuffie

M.Ed., BCBA-LBA
Associate Clinical Director

Hi! My name is Myllissa McDuffie and I am excited to be the Associate Clinical Director for our Maryland and Virginia regions. I have been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for almost 20 years and have worked in a variety of settings including in-home, schools, and centers providing ABA services. I received my bachelors in psychology from Spelman College and my master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Johns Hopkins University. After completing my master’s, I completed post graduate work to become a BCBA. I am passionate about early intervention and collaboration with families to provide high-quality clinical and compassionate care. I am committed to helping your child reach their full potential in an inclusive environment that recognizes each child’s unique strengths and needs.

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    Silver Spring FAQs

    • How long does the diagnostic process take?

      Once the referral and insurance verification is obtained, the evaluation process typically takes 1-2 weeks.

    • Does my child need an autism diagnosis to get ABA services?

      Insurance companies will authorize Applied Behavior Analysis services when a child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If your child does not have a diagnosis of ASD, you can choose to pay for services privately.

    • What are the next steps now that my child has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

      If your child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, our team will work with your family to secure Applied Behavior Analysis services. We will assist your family in getting approval for a Functional Behavior Assessment. This includes an assessment evaluating the function of your child’s behavior, a first step in developing a comprehensive behavioral treatment program.

    • Can my BT drive my child around, if needed?

      No. Your Behavior Technician can accompany your family for a clinically recommended trip in a family vehicle. BTs are prohibited from driving the child in any vehicle, even if a parent or guardian is present in the car.

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