550 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, 07922
- Special Needs/Learning Disabled
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Bierman ABA Autism Center’s students get one-on-one attention. And that extends to families, too.
Working with families “is one of the most important things with what we do,” says Alexis Ducharme, senior director of marketing. “We want to be a partner to the family. We put the family first. To provide care, we meet with each family to identify their needs, we use a whole family approach. We create targeted goals through systematic assessments and we listen to each family’s needs and future family goals when designing a child’s program.”
Bierman’s Berkeley Heights location is part of a multi-nation network of centers that have graduated more than 100 children since its founding in 2006. They also have locations in Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Arizona. Bierman provides intensive research-based ABA therapy (applied behavior analysis) to children with autism.
Therapy programs are individualized and are implemented on a one-on-one basis with a therapist overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). The entire team is committed to the best possible outcomes.
This past year, Bierman ABA remained open by using all applicable safety protocols. Staff remains masked at all times while working with students, typically between the ages of 2-9.
Bierman ABA’s purpose is to “Fuse Science and Learning to Accelerate Progress and Changes Lives.” They do this by providing services such as diagnostic testing, speech therapy and occupational therapy. They focus on creating everyday success that leads to long-term successes.
“Even if there are roadblocks or barriers,” Ducharme says, “we get creative to still be able to provide the best and highest-quality care to our kids.”