Since 2007 ABA has provided behavior support and related services to the people of Kentucky—improving lives through Applied Behavioral Analysis. 

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied behavior analysis uses the knowledge of how behaviors are learned and how they can be changed to improve specific behaviors, establish new behaviors, and maintain positive behaviors.

Applied Behavior Analysis considers how environment impacts behavior and works to facilitate change that can be seen in real life situations. ABA is useful in addressing a number of problem behaviors such as physical aggression and elopement. ABA therapy can also be used to help individuals learn social and communication skills. 

Areas of expertise include:

  • RVerbal Aggression
  • RPhysical Aggression
  • RProperty Destruction
  • RSelf-Injurious Behavior
  • RPICA (eating non-edibles)
  • RElopement
  • RInappropriate Sexual Behaviors
  • RAutism Spectrum Disorders
  • RMental Illness
  • PAnd Many More

ABA provides a wide variety of services that can be utilized in various settings including:

  • RFunctional Behavior Assessments
  • RBehavior Support Plan Development
  • RTraining for Caregivers
  • RMonitoring of Implemented Plans
  • REarly Intervention Services (Autism)
  • RIn-home Behavior Therapy
  • RIDD/DD Crisis Services
  • RPsychological Services
  • RCommunity Living Support
  • ROccupational Therapy
  • RPhysical Therapy
  • RSpeech/Language Pathology
  • RSupported Employment
  • RPerson-centered Coaching
  • RCommunity Access
  • RPersonal Assistance
  • RIDD/DD Waiver Programs
  • RAdult Psychiatric Hospitals
  • RSchool Systems
  • RFamily Homes
  • RAdult Day Training Centers
  • RIDD/DD Independent Living Sites

In addition to private insurance and Medicaid, ABA has provided care to individuals through the following funding sources:

Supports for Community Living (SCL) Waiver:

For individuals with developmental disabilities living in a community residential setting

Michelle P. Waiver (MPW):

For individuals with developmental disabilities who live with their family/guardian

DCBS Contract:

For individuals with developmental disabilities under the age of 21 who are no longer living in their family home

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Waiver:

For individuals who have been diagnosed with a brain injury

Private Insurance:

For children who have been diagnosed with autism–early intervention services

CMHC Crisis Services:

For individuals with developmental disabilities that are in acute behavioral crisis

Private Pay Services:

Determined on a case-by-case basis

Please contact our director of programming, Amanda Southard, to find out more about payment options and funding that may be available to you.

What To Expect from ABA’s Behavioral Support Services 


6-8 Weeks

The clinician will complete a functional assessment of the client’s behavior through interviews, observation, data collection, and the review of any clinical records.
The first several weeks will consist of interviews and observations followed by a period of approximately 2 weeks in which the clinician will write up the assessment. The clinician will not meet with you during this time. However, you may contact them with behavioral concerns or emergencies.
When the FA is complete and has been reviewed by a supervisor, the clinician will meet with you and review the assessment and explain their recommendations for the next step, The Behavioral Support Plan. 

Support Plan

2 Weeks

The BSP will be completed using recommendations from the FA.
The BSP is sent to the Behavior Intervention Committee and Human Rights Committee. These are independent entities, so we do not control the amount of time it takes them to review our plan.
After approval from the BIC, HRC, and supervisor, the clinician will schedule a meeting to train you on the strategies in the BSP.
Everyone in the client’s life including family members, staff, and teachers, should be trained on the BSP.

of the BSP

The client will have weekly contact with the client or caregiver to monitor the effectiveness of the BSP.
The clinician will meet with caregivers to gather information on current behavioral status, assess any recent challenging behaviors, teach specific skills, observe the implementation of strategies, review strategies and adjust strategies as necessary.
The clinician will collect data on behaviors targeted for increase and decrease.
The clinician will keep you informed as they analyze the data, examine progress and make any necessary revisions to the BSP. 
Clinicians are not required to provide immediate on-site crisis assistance, but they are expected to respond to voicemails/email within 24 business hours.


Clinicians complete detailed progress notes to turn into the ABA office with their billing summary every 2 weeks.
We provide copies of the progress notes to the case manager and support broker each month.
The CM or SB will review the notes and write a monthly summary to ensure that support services are being provided in accordance with the plan of care.
The CM or SB will discuss your satisfaction with our services with you at a monthly meeting and you are welcome to call our office any time.
You have the right to see any notes, summaries, or other official documents pertaining to your loved one. Contact your CM or SB for access to these documents.