November 3, 2022

The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism opens Indy location

The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) has opened a new location in Indianapolis. - Courtesy of BACA

The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) has opened a new location in Indianapolis.

Courtesy of BACA

The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) has opened a new location in Indianapolis.

BACA's Senior Clinical Director, Stacy Apraez, said opening the Indianapolis Learning Center allows the organization to expand the areas they already provide services, which is currently in Fishers, Zionsville, and Elkhart.

She said there is a huge need everywhere from diagnostics, through the lifetime of autistic individuals.

“We recently added a diagnostician out of our Zionsville location, because there is a significant waitlist in the area, you can get the diagnosis of autism or to rule that out. And once you receive the diagnosis, then you need services. “ Apraez said.

The Indianapolis Learning Center hopes to serve 22 clients.

Apraez says individuals on the autism spectrum may experience challenges in areas such as communication and social skills, and one on one services usually help by using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

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