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Behavioral Services

Individuals in Anderson Center’s day and residential programs exhibit an array of moderate to severe learning, communicative and behavioral disorders. Behavior specialists in our Behavioral Services Department address the unique social, emotional and behavioral needs of the individuals we serve.







  • Every individual is assigned a behavior specialist who conducts a Functional Behavior Assessment in conjunction with the entire treatment team and the individual’s family.
  • The result of this assessment helps the team determine the need for a comprehensive Behavior Support Plan and/or other behavioral strategies necessary to teach new skills, enhance the quality of life and ensure the safety of each individual in our care.
  • Consulting professionals provide psychiatric and psychological support services.

Just over 30 years ago, I made the hardest decision of my life and moved my eight year old son with autism to what was then Anderson School. I knew he could benefit greatly from immersion in a program devoted to his specific needs. Of course, I’ve remained very active in his life and am thrilled that his progression over the years at Anderson Center has been amazing. The staff is made up of such special people with a unique sense of dedication to the individuals they serve. And, their expertise, dedication and hard work is rewarded every day in the difference they make in the lives of the students and adults.

Parent of individual in Anderson Center’s Adult Program

Important Dates

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Agency Philosophy
ACA’s core philosophy is that all people deserve to live a life of quality.  ACA has evolved into an organization that has the expertise, resources and technology to enable the agency to contribute much toward the optimization of the quality of life of those it serves.

Optimizing the Quality of Life for Individuals with Autism

Anderson Center for Autism as a world-class provider and leader


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