ABA Program Services

WLCR and Jumpstart Early Intervention have extensive experience treating children and adults with a wide array of disabilities, including autism, both in their residential programs and within homes in the various neighborhoods of Brooklyn. In an effort to address a pressing community need, and after nearly two decades of providing exceptional early intervention therapy and care, Jumpstart initiated its home-based ABA program in 2013 to service families of infants and toddlers diagnosed with autism. Autism, which is steadily on the rise, has a current rate of diagnosis as high as 1 in 68 children. It is typically characterized by delays in social-emotional reciprocity, nonverbal communicative behavior and delays in developing, maintaining and understanding relationships. Young children with autism often display restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior, interest and activities. Combined, these characteristics severely impact a child’s overall development.

The educational method of choice for treating autism is ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). ABA is a systematic method of analyzing deficits in significant areas of development and breaking down the skills to be taught into tiny, teachable steps, in a way that promotes success at all levels while minimizing frustration on the child’s part. Cognitive, social-emotional, speech and language, motor and communicative skills are among the skills that can be taught utilizing this methodology which has proven to be highly successful in developing proficiency in many skill areas.

Jumpstart’s ABA program employs compassionate, professionally trained ABA therapists who are poised to assist the families whom they service as much as possible. In addition to teaching the children in order to develop skills, they guide parents and their families in coping with the day-to-day challenges that accompany a diagnosis of autism.

When a child is diagnosed with autism, it can be quite difficult for the family. Jumpstart’s team of ABA Therapists, Speech Therapists, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists, together with Service Coordinators and other support staff, collaborate to help maximize their time spent with the child and his family and develop the child’s skills. Jumpstart’s approach of warmth and gentility, combined with goal-centered, skills-driven teaching has proven to be an effective way to help these children on the path to greater success.

Noting that some children with autism would benefit from a professionally equipped center based setting to complement their home based individualized programming, Jumpstart has opened an ABA center located on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. To discuss your child’s needs and potential service plan, or for more information about this exciting new venture, please contact our ABA Program Director, Shoshana Gifter, MsEd, BCBA at 718-853-9700 ext. 350 or by clicking here.
ABA Program Services Contact
Shoshana Gifter
MsEd, BCBA
ABA Program Director
phone 718-853-9700 Ext. 350
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