Behavioral Therapy (BHT or ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a subfield of psychology and has become the gold standard of treatment for autism spectrum disorders. ABA-based approaches to autism intervention are effective and have shown to be the most scientifically validated treatment for ASD.

ABA is defined as the process of applying behavioral principles to change specific behaviors and simultaneously evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention. ABA emphasizes both prevention and remediation of problem behavior. These interventions should typically be provided under the supervision of a trained behavioral psychologist or behavior analyst (BCBA). There is an ongoing debate about the amount of ABA needed in order for it to be optimally effective, with recommendations typically ranging from 15 to 40 hours per week, depending on whether ABA is being applied to comprehensive educational programming in the schools or to a targeted behavioral treatment program. Training caregivers to provide ABA in the home or community settings is an important part of most ABA programs.  This intervention can be used with all ages and ability levels, and ABA principles are often included as part of effective early intensive intervention programs.  Numerous empirical studies have documented the effectiveness of ABA with individuals with ASD.

360 Behavioral Health
5005 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507
Provides a number of services including Adaptive & Functional Living,
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) / Behavioral Therapy – Home Based & School Based, Evaluation & Diagnostics, Infant Development & Early Intervention, Mental Health Services, Parent Training – Group, Parent Training – Individual, Social Skills Training, Specialized Personal Assistance, Speech Therapy, and Traditional In-Home Respite.

A Change in Trajectory (ACT)
4300 Latham Street, Suite 200 Riverside
(951) 922-5792
Family-oriented agency that is committed to narrowing the gap between the developmental path of individuals with special needs and individuals with typical development. ACT provides services for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other related disorders. ACT is equipped with highly professional, courteous staff who are respectful of privacy and are dedicated to the individuals they serve. The operating model of ACT promotes personal growth and positive encouragement for consumers, families, and team members. The treatment modalities used by ACT are evidence-based practices that range from naturalistic teaching methodologies such as Pivotal Response Training (PRT) to more structured methods such as Discrete Trial Training (DTT). Program development and implementation are data-driven to ensure the best outcome for the individuals. Can use AAC devices.

Alternative Behavior Strategies
8350 Archibald Ave Ste 110, Rancho Cucamonga
(858) 264-5858
Currently providing services to greater Inland Empire area. ABA therapy is often performed in the home. Our registered behavioral therapists perform this therapy in the home so that they can have the most effective impact. Provides ABA Therapy, Psychological Assessments, and Social Skills Groups.

Applied Behavior Consultants
800 Ferrari Lane, Suite #100, Ontario, CA 91764

Autism Behavior Consultants (ABC) Inland Empire Office
1880 Town & Country Road, Suite B-101, Norco
(951) 737-6300 /
Provides in-home Behavior modification programs, as well as School Shadowing. Works with Inland Regional Center for early intervention programs, school districts and most private insurances.

Autism Heroes
420 Brookside Ave, Redlands CA 92373
(909) 312-3070
Autism Heroes focuses on providing ABA services to individuals with disabilities in school settings, in-home settings, and in the community. By not only collaborating with the individual but with their professional team and family we seek to reach a cohesive intervention plan to benefit the individual.  Offers a number of services including diagnosis by a medical doctor, behavioral feeding therapy, and sexuality training.

Autism Interventions and Resources, Inc.
(949) 457-9203 /
Serves birth through adulthood. Vendored with the Regional Center, NPA through school districts and most private insurances. Has been providing behavioral services to children and adults on the Autism spectrum since 2004. Office in Murrieta serves Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.

Autism Learning Partners
1801 South Excise Ave, Suite 116, Ontario
1 855.295.3276
Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is a national leader in the field of special needs services and a full-service provider specializing in the treatment of autism, providing ABA, Social Skills Instruction and Parent Training. Services are provided in the Inland Empire and neighboring cities in the home, in the community and in schools. ALP accepts most major insurances, including Medical, IEHP and also work with the Regional Center. ALP provides early intervention services as well as services for toddlers, children, adolescents and adults.

Autism Spectrum Intervention Program (ASIP) at The Wylie Center
The Wylie Center
4164 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 683-5193
ASIP provides intensive one to one behavior modification and early intervention for children 12 months to 18 years of age by using an integrated and comprehensive approach. Through the use of behavior analysis, structured learning, visual communication systems, and Floortime; we individualize each child’s program to fit their needs.

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)
337 N. Vineyard Ave, Suite 301, Ontario, CA 91764
44065 Margarita Rd, Suite 100, Temecula, CA 92592
1451 Rimpau Ave, Suite 202, Corona, CA 92879
AST provides individuals with autism with a range of services from infancy through adulthood, as well as comprehensive training and support for parents and families in their homes and communities. AST’s highly trained clinical staff uses scientifically-validated methods grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with customized services ranging from play-based early intervention programs to classroom support, to building practical skills for independent living. AST provides support for individuals with autism from infancy through adulthood, as well as their parents, families, schools, and communities.

BCBA Services
1301 Hollencrest Dr. Suite 100, West Covina
BCBA Services prides itself on providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention based on the highest industry standards. This includes using the most current evidence and scientific research. Services include early intervention services, social skills training, positive behavior support, language and communication training, functional behavioral assessments and parent training.

Behavioral Autism Therapies (BAT)
(909) 483-5000
Provides intensive behavioral intervention services, diagnostic testing, ABA therapy and Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs). Services provider for the Inland Regional Center, San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center, and many insurance companies. Services provided in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

Behavior Frontiers
Offers behavior intervention services in the home, school, and community settings. Our ABA treatment program is customized to help each child learn adaptive skills in all areas of development, such as new communication, social, play, cognitive, self-care, and motor skills.  Experienced with AAC.  Vendored through regional center, school district, and many insurance companies.

Behavioral Health Works
Service Team (New Inquiries) (800) 249-1266
Provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis on individualized programs, focusing on each person’s strengths and challenges. Each of BHW’s programs shares the common goal of teaching individuals the tools necessary to obtain a better quality of life and to lead a more independent life.  Also can provide speech, occupational therapy, and diagnostic services.  Contracts with Easter Seals, Kaiser, and Medi-Cal insurances.  Spanish Behavior Interventionists may be available. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Breaking Barriers Fitness
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Breaking Barriers Fitness provides behavioral support within physical activities and offers a wide variety of fitness activities for individuals with ASD. We teach individuals how to engage in such activities using applied behavior analytic principles and strategies. Within these services, we also include naturalistic teaching, social skills, and behavioral support, if needed.

California Psychcare, Inc.
Orange County and Inland Empire Divisions
(909) 614-9534/ Redlands /308 W. State. St/Redlands, CA 92373/Phone: (909) 284-4008/Fax: (714) 923-8601
Apple Valley/ 18419 Highway 18 Suite 3/ Apple Valley, CA 92307/ Phone: (661) 843.1928/
California Psychcare is dedicated to the practice of Autism assessment and intervention. Working together, a team consisting of educational psychologists, a clinical psychologist, and a behavior analyst to implement strategies to address the deficits and excesses evident in children with autism or other developmental delays. Services are provided in a one-on-one setting, in either the home, school, or elsewhere in the community depending on the specific needs of the individual child.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
CARD Menifee – 26900 Newport Road., Suite 111, Menifee (951) 309-9135

CARD Murrieta – 25285 Madison Ave., Suite 101 & 102, Murrieta (951) 397-0086

CARD San Bernardino – 732 E. Carnegie Drive., Suite 100, San Bernardino (909) 756-8887
CARD Corona – 1771 Third Street, Suite 101, Norco (951) 686-2020

CARD Palm Desert – 73271 Fred Waring Drive., Suite 102, Palm Desert (760) 469-9650

CARD Moreno Valley – 12125 Day St, Suite E301, Moreno Valley (951) 344-2166
CARD Ontario – 2151 E. Convention Center Way, Suite 103, Ontario (951) 259-5600
CARD Temecula – 31170 Temecula Pkwy, Ste 202, Temecula (951) 699-8640
CARD Riverside – 5750 Division Street, Ste 104, Riverside (951) 900-6390
Potential Clients: Enrollment Portal
CARD provides trained staff to implement applied behavior analysis (ABA) to children, teens, and adults at home, school, community, and center-based settings. CARD addresses problem behaviors and skill deficits most commonly associated with ASD.  In addition to language, adaptive, play and motor skills, CARD’s unique curriculum builds on these foundational skills to develop more advanced social, cognition, and executive function skills, such as understanding sarcasm, solving social and non-social problems and identifying metaphors.  CARD accepts regional center funding, 99% of insurance carriers, Medi-Cal, school districts, and private-pay. They are currently accepting new clients. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Communication A To Z 
12403 Central Ave #590 Chino
(909) 437-8135 
Provides preventative services, visits homes and residences pro-actively before problems arise, promotes communication, behavior modification, skill-building, and inclusion. Can provide training on setting up communication and assistive technology, assessment, consultation, and individual program design.

Comprehensive Autism Center, Inc.
Headquarters – Temecula Center
26720 Ynez Court
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 813-4034
Riverside Center
3600 Lime St., Ste. 612
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 813-4034
Comprehensive Autism Center (CAC) specializes in delivering customized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies and programs, in-home and in-center for children living with autism and developmental delays. CAC utilizes an integrated care model to better serve families who participate in multiple therapies, such as ABA, Speech, and OT; ultimately, providing the best outcomes for the children and families they serve. Beyond providing therapy, CAC’s goal is to help entire families grow stronger together by supporting parents and siblings along their journey.
Our ABA programs include Early Intervention for children ages 0-36 months, as well as our School Age program for children 36 months and older.

Counseling Solutions
1520 W. Cameron Ave. Suite 152, West Covina
(626) 813-1049
In-home behavioral training for parents averages approx 12 hrs a month. Offers services to Inland Regional Center clients, adult residential homes, and private pay. Ages 0 to adult. Serves the Inland and San Gabriel Valleys.

Coyne and Associates
721 N Vulcan Ave.Suite #208/Encinitas
(760) 634-1125
Offers an Early Intervention In-school services for children with autism and other developmental delays; a social skills program integrated into a typical preschool; and developmental, educational and behavioral evaluations. Services Orange and Riverside Counties. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Creative Solution for Hope
341 Corporate Terrace Circle, Ste.103, Corona

(714) 881-0427
Each program is customized and curated for your child’s specific needs. We want your child to work on skills that will help in the short term and well as in the future. Our therapists are trained and supervised by our highly skilled BCBA Supervisors and work as a team to work toward the individual goals. We provide a combination of services to benefit your child and will find the one that best fits your family. We provide Parent Training to assist you with life at home or in other situations you may encounter to improve the family’s quality of life. We are creating HOPE for a better tomorrow, one family at a time! Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Dream Big Children’s Center
1520 N. Mountain Ave. Suite 206, Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 689-4135
Offers ABA therapy both in home and in their play center. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Educational Therapy Assessment & Services (ETAS)
34590 County Lane Rd. Ste. 7, Yucaipa
(909) 795-4255
0-3 Infant ABA/Early Autism Intervention; 3-6 Preschool ABA/Intensive Autism Intervention; Before/After School and School Break Social Mixers for preschool and elementary age students at various locations throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including the Coachella Valley. Also offers Onsite and in-home respite care; a Parent Retreat Program 1st Saturday evening of the month 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for children with autism and their siblings. Reservations Required; and the DAISY Project Diagnostic Screening Clinic. Occupational, Physical, Speech, Behavioral and Developmental Therapy Services available. Inland Regional Center vendor and accepts most insurance.

Gateway Learning Group
11801 Pierce St., Suite 200, Riverside

Gateway Learning Group is an ABA provider serving children and adults diagnosed with autism and/or other developmental disabilities. We provide 1:1 ABA therapy (in-home and remote), parent and caregiver training, challenging behavior consultation, and school and community shadow support. While Gateway Learning Group is new to Riverside and San Bernardino counties, we have been serving children with autism and their families for over 15 years throughout California. Accepts IEHP, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Magellan, Molina, UBH, Value Options, and most major health care plans.

We offer free webinars to parents of children with autism and other professionals in the field, and sometimes free virtual events for kids, which you can check out here:  We also offer workshops for educators and free consultations in both English and Spanish to any families interested in learning about ABA or Gateway Learning Group here:

Guiding Behavior Outcomes
(951) 381-0750
ABA Therapy, Social Skills Groups, and Adaptive Skills Training for clients 3-21. Utilizes Discrete Trial, Applied Verbal Behavior, Pivotal Response Training, Picture Exchange System, Social Skills Training and parent training/coaching to maximize each client’s individual growth in behavior, social, and adaptive living skills. Functional Behavior Analysis and Behavior Plans are used to uncover the purpose of and target excessive behaviors. Additionally, we can provide training and consultation to school districts. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

The Family Interact Program – José L. Fuentes, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
24230 Barton Road, Loma Linda
Offers Neurobehavioral Consultation, Neuropsychological Assessment, Independent Evaluations (IEE’s), Autism Intervention Program (Family Interact Program, Consultation via Phone and iChat also available.  Dr. Fuentes provides consultation services to assist families who have questions regarding services for their children with special needs. This service can include preliminary diagnoses for specific disorders, recommendations/referral for additional interventions and/or assessment, consultation on behavioral intervention, on-going support.  The Family Interact Program is a center-based, behavioral intervention program. The program is based on the Adaptive Independence Model, which assists families in addressing behavioral problems that interfere with their child’s ability to reach her/his full potential for independent living. The Interact Program also provides social interaction skills training for children who are on the higher-functioning spectrum of autism.

Key Essentials to Behavior Management
9333 Baseline Rd. , Suite 290
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 755-5220
At Key Essentials Behavior Management, we seek to provide intensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services with quality client and caregiver training, utilizing evidence-based practice to reduce inappropriate/maladaptive behavior while increasing skills across domains. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

LeafWing Center
15972 Tuscola Rd, Ste. 102 , Apple Valley, CA 92307
(760) 242-3353 /
Provides home and community-based services. In operation for over 10 years, LeafWing Center offers a collection of professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis providing concentrated interventions for children on the autism spectrum. Offers Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). They are a California Department of Education Nonpublic Agency, vendored with several of the regional centers in California and takes most private insurances.

Lovaas Institute
10670 Civic Center Dr # 220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 483-6300
The Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis is a behavioral treatment model typically started with children between the ages of 2 to 8. Children typically transition to different services as they progress through elementary school and no later than the age of twelve.

Maxim Healthcare

1 Ridgegate Dr, Suite 130, Temecula, CA 92590.

Phone:(951) 694-0100

Fax: (877) 748-8796

With a strong, adaptable team and specially designed care to best suite each individual patient’s needs, Maxim seeks to be a resource for families within the ABA community. Currently focused on providing 1 on 1 ABA care in the home and school settings as well as providing Parent Trainings. For area coverage, accepted insurances or any questions please contact us using the information listed above.

Operant Services Agency
Operant Services Agency (OSA) is a subsidiary of the Partnership for Education & Professional Development (PEPD). The mission of OSA is to provide behavioral services to children and families to help improve their quality of life. Our team has many years of experience providing direct services to children in school and home settings. Also provides community outings and Rise and Shine Services (getting ready for school and on to bus). Accepts most insurances including: IEHP, Molina, United Healthcare, and Tri-Care. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Optima Family Services, Inc. 
10532 Acacia St., Suite B11
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(818) 844-3376
Offering Applied Behavioral Services for ages 3-22 years old. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

People’s Care
Chino Hills, Riverside, Victorville
Arcadia Office- (866) 351-8887
Victorville Office- 13901 Amargosa Road, Suite 202 /Victorville, CA 92392
Phone Office: (760) 512-1925
Riverside Office- 4060 Chestnut Street, Suite 100 /Riverside, CA 92501/Office: (866) 351-8887
People’s Care Autism Services offers ABA therapy for children diagnosed with autism and related disorders ages 2-12. Our Autism Services program offers Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), 1:1 therapy in the child’s home and school, parent training and social skills groups. Our autism treatment program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and focuses on positive practices, increasing functionally equivalent replacement behaviors and decreasing interfering behaviors so that each child can reach their full potential. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Playful Beginnings Inc.
1467 Ford Street Ste. 104, Redlands
(909) 307-6902
Offers ABA therapy and Diagnostic services

Stepping Stones Behavior 
(800) 670-5209
Stepping Stones Behavior Guidance is dedicated to providing quality, customized and timely service to help you with your child’s needs.  They use ABA principals paired with naturalistic settings (fun and creative) to teach the parents and the child.  They help you understand how to teach your child and help them reach their full potential including how to behave appropriately, communicate effectively, engage socially and play age appropriately. Will provide assistance with distance learning.

Sunny Days Inc.
625 East Carnegie Drive, Suite 140, San Bernardino
(909) 476-6464
Early intervention services 0-3 years and an Autism Program for children 0-12 years. Offers a variety of programs:  ABA; Verbal behavior; Discrete Trial; Pivotal Response Training;  Floortime; TEACCH – individualized to each child.  Vendorized through Regional Center.

TOTAL Programs – Inland Empire
10995 Eucalyptus Street, Rancho Cucamonga
(626) 355-5160
Will provide services in the High Desert, Riverside and San Bernardino County areas. Provides parent education; behavioral assessment/intervention; psychological/academic assessment; education advocacy, in- classroom support: ABA in home and school: community-based instruction and integration; floortime therapy and behavioral respite care. Vendorized through Regional Center and school districts. Takes insurance.

Uplift Family Services
572 N. Arrowhead Ave., Suite 200, San Bernardino
(909) 266-2700
572 N. Arrowhead Ave., Suite 200, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909) 266-2703 or 1 (800) 906-0862
Family Services’ Specialty Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABA) combines our agency’s Wraparound philosophy to support families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with an evidence-based practice, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children with ASD social, communication, and daily functioning skills, as well as decrease challenging behaviors. They work in partnership with regional centers, educators, health insurance companies, and other systems to design and implement individualized programs. All private insurance is accepted.

Verbal Behavior Associates
Serving Southern Riverside County
(858) 699-7579
Offering ABA services to Southern Riverside County


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