Why ABA Therapy?

The Minnesota Autism Center implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy based upon the behavioral psychology philosophy pioneered by B.F. Skinner. ABA is the process of applying Behavioral Psychology to positively affect the lives of individuals. Since the early 1960’s, hundreds of researchers have documented the effectiveness of ABA principles and methods for building a wide range of important skills and reducing problem behavior in individuals with autism and related disorders of all ages. Over 700 independent research studies have validated that intensive behavioral therapy properly implemented creates positive outcomes in individuals impacted by autism. ABA is the only autism treatment protocol that has been endorsed as effective by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Surgeon General.

The success of ABA in treating autism has led to an explosion of for-profit organizations hoping to cash in on the autism epidemic. To achieve the optimal outcome for your child, consider each provider’s quality of programming, staff, experience, demonstrated results and commitment to stand by your child as long as they require services. MAC has been the first choice for a vast majority of Minnesota parents seeking ABA treatment for their children for over a decade. Not all ABA is created equal, and your child does not get a another chance. The Minnesota Autism Center is the proven ‘gold standard’ for ABA services in the Upper Midwest.