ABA Facts and Resources

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based science that utilizes the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behavior in meaningful ways. ABA programming is comprehensive and highly individualized to each student, with a focus on increasing skills that will enable the greatest independence possible and reducing any challenging or interfering behavior. ABA has long been considered the most effective and scientifically validated approach for teaching individuals with autism (Green, 2005; Smith, 1996; New York State Department of Health, 1999; United States Surgeon General, 1999). In fact, the United States Surgeon General (1999) concluded, “Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning and appropriate social behavior.”

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