We say "ABA Therapy is Personal at Thrive." That's because I know from personal experience the challenges families face after receiving an autism diagnosis. Our centers may be new, but our roots go back ten years, to the day my son was diagnosed. I wasn’t a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) when my older son was diagnosed with autism in 2011. I had a totally different professional background and I had never really thought much about autism. I remember feeling lost. I didn't know what kind of help he needed or who I could trust. An autism diagnosis doesn't come with a roadmap or a plan, and finding the right people and therapies for my son was difficult. Eventually, I found help for my son and he started to make progress. But I didn't forget how lost I was at the beginning of my son's journey. As both of my kids got older, I decided to change paths and help children with autism and their families. I chose ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), because it is the most effective, research-based treatment for children with autism. In the years since then, I've seen how ABA therapy that is truly personalized to a child can be life-changing. As a mom, and a BCBA, I am proud to offer the kind of ABA therapy I'd want for my own child. My team and I are excited to show you all the ways your child can Thrive.
Anna Bentley, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Chief Clinical Officer, Thrive Behavior Centers