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BHCOE ACCREDITEDApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive and holistic services for children with autism between the ages of 18 months to 21 years old. The collaborative aba program includes speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral health, and nutrition/feeding programs that can be conducted on-site and via telehealth. In-home ABA services are also available when clinically appropriate.

Our ABA Services at The Children’s Institute are focused on improving the lives of children with autism by empowering both the child and family through strategic interventions aimed at increasing communication and social skills and decreasing problematic behaviors that interfere with learning, social interactions, and overall quality of life.

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of behavior and learning that focuses on decreasing problematic behaviors while increasing the skills needed to engage more fully in the environment, including communication, social skills, and attention. ABA is clinically proven as an effective treatment for individuals with autism.

Our ABA therapist team works closely with the family’s medical provider, therapists, and school district to provide a collaborative approach and optimal continuity of care.

Coupled with insights from parents, our experts develop individualized goals that focus on areas such as improved language and communication, social/play skills, and independent living skills, all within the least restrictive environment possible.

What Makes Our ABA Program Unique?

As an ABA provider, the Children's Institute utilizes the expertise of our amazing professionals to create a collaborative and effective program that best fits the needs of those in the autism community.


  • Our ABA program includes an integration of all services under one roof, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavioral health, and nutrition/feeding.


  • A robust parent training program teaches family behavioral techniques and principles to ensure continuity from the center to the home.


  • Highly trained, master's level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) oversee all treatments to help children prosper and grow. There is no better partner than The Children's Institute - our passionate team members have been serving children with special needs since 1902.

Learn More

At this time, please be aware that our ABA program is not currently accepting new clients for the waitlist as we have received tremendous interest. If you would like general information about the program, a member of our ABA Services team would be happy to connect with you. Contact us by calling 412.420.2371.

Please note, a behavioral health diagnosis is required to receive ABA services. If you have questions about your child's eligibility or how to obtain a diagnosis, call 412.420.2400.

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Not sure what the next step is? You can always call our Information Center at 412.420.2400 to speak to a team member who can direct you to the support and answers you need.

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