How long has Apara Autism provided services?
Bossert: Apara Autism Centers has been providing services since July of 2019 when we opened our first location in Sugar Land, Texas.
What services does Apara Autism provide?
Bossert: Apara Autism Centers provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA is a scientific approach for discovering environmental variables that reliably influence socially significant behaviors. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and beneficial to the learner and decrease behaviors that are harmful or have a negative impact on the ability to learn. We also collaborate with Speech providers, OTs, PTs and other professionals.
Are services tailored for each child?
Bossert: Yes, ABA is very individualized to each learner. We work with caregivers on individualizing all of our treatment plans, parent training goals, behavior reduction goals and skill acquisition goals for each learner.
What areas of North Texas does Apara Autism service?
Bossert: We currently have 3 centers: Lewisville, Plano and Richardson. We also offer in-home services in the following areas: Allen, Carrolton, Coppell, The Colony, Farmers Branch, Frisco, Garland, Irving, Lewisville, Little Elm, Plano, Richardson and Wylie.
What is unique about Apara Autism?
Bossert: Apara Autism Centers was founded by a parent of a child with autism. The core values and mission of Apara goes all the way back to what our Founder wishes he would have found in an ABA provider when his child was younger. Our mission statement is simple:
“Apara Autism Centers is dedicated to making meaningful improvements in the lives of those we serve. Apara’s team provides our clients with superior clinical outcomes and life skills training in a highly supportive, compassionate, innovative, and collaborative environment with caregivers, payors, and communities.”
What should a parent do if they suspect their child may be autistic?
Bossert: If a parent thinks their child may be on the spectrum, it is best to consult with their pediatrician right away. The pediatrician will be able to assess for milestone delays and may refer out to a Neurologist, Behavioral Pediatrician or Diagnostician to get a full evaluation for Autism. My number one tip for parents is to never be afraid to advocate for your child, you know them best and you know as a parent if something seems off.
What are the most important things Apara Autism wants parents to know?
Bossert: I would love for them to know that we are here to help! The whole process can be scary and overwhelming, but Apara Autism Centers are ready to help assist families with every part of the process. We love working with families and developing bonds to strengthen the clinical treatment outcomes for their child.
Apara Autism locations in Dallas/Fort Worth
- Dallas: 12606 Greenville Avenue Suite 260, Dallas. 844-224-2388.
- Plano: 5425 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 280, Plano. 844-224-2388.
- Lewisville: 1620 FM 544 Ste.100, Lewisville. 844-224-2388
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