Autism awareness has dramatically increased over the past few decades. This rise in autism awareness and subsequently, research, has increased the availability of evidence-based treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, treatment is limited for adults with ASD (Gerhardt & Lainer, 2011; Milley & Machalicek, 2012). The lack of services for adults contributes to some of the challenges they face such as unemployment, reliance on caregivers, and limited social relationships (Howlin, Goode, Hutton, & Rutter, 2004). These challenges can significantly reduce the quality of life adults with ASD experience.
Autism Services and Behavior Therapy
At The Shape of Behavior, we understand how much the little things matter. It is our mission to provide treatment based on empirically validated ABA principles and shape behavior by celebrating small, everyday successes. The Shape provides applied behavior analysis (ABA), health and behavior intervention (HBI), behavior medicine, behavioral services and autism therapy. Not only do we work to help improve the quality of life for the children and families we serve, but we also conduct research in order to support and advance the field of behavior analysis.
Established and Unique
Since we opened our doors, our approach has always been unique, emphasizing both structured and naturalistic teaching strategies, inclusion and shaping. Our founding professionals have degrees in behavior analysis (ABA) and have been leading the way for full-time ABA clinics for over 15 years in Texas and other states. Because we evolve with our science, The Shape is committed to using the continual monitoring and shaping of our behavior analytic strategies and methods for success. We work hard to make sure our clients have the best behavioral services and autism therapy on the market today.
Shaping Possibilities through ABA and HBI
The Shape does everything through shaping including improving its business model, training, supervision and service delivery through the principles of behavior analysis. Over the past decade, we have successfully replicated our systematic approach many times. When you are part of The Shape family, you can be confident that we will continue to shape possibilities for your family and loved ones.