Coordinated Care for Children with Autism in Plymouth

Alternatives ABA provides multi-specialty treatment, including ABA therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and more — all under one roof.

When my son was diagnosed with autism at 23 months, I hoped my background as a behavior analyst would help me navigate our future. But by his fifth birthday, we had tried several ABA providers without finding the success we knew was possible. We were frustrated and exhausted, unable to get anyone on the same page. I knew I had to build something better.  

Today, my son is doing extraordinarily well in our programs at Alternatives ABA, and we are no longer driving all over the area to separate clinics for ABA, SLP, and OT. Your child deserves the same. We are so pleased to bring these exceptional services to Plymouth, and we invite you to join us for a tour or reach out with questions. 

Cheers to a brighter future!

Susan Habchy, MPA, MEd, BCBA, LABA, LBA

bright and colorful ABA therapy center for children

How to Find Our Plymouth, MA Center

Location:

5 Natalie Way, Plymouth, MA 02360

Center Hours:

Monday – Friday,
8am – 6pm

Phone:

508-858-5991

MA-3 S to Plymouth. Take exit 13 from MA-3
Follow Long Pond Rd and Holman Rd to 5 Natalie Way, Plymouth.

Alternatives ABA — Plymouth, MA

Alternatives ABA — Plymouth, MA

mother and daughter looking online for ABA therapy in Plymouth

Get Started With ABA Therapy in Plymouth

 

Customized, compassionate ABA Therapy in Plymouth, MA 

Our approach focuses on collaborative care to provide better support to your child and your entire family.
We are now accepting clients, with little to no wait time, for all of our programs.

happy child celebrating as they play with colorful toy bricks

Home- and Community-Based ABA

We offer both home- and center-based ABA to provide hands-on therapy and fun in the environment best suited for your child’s success.

ABA therapist assisting child as they play with colorful shape blocks

Center-Based ABA

Join us for intensive one-on-one therapy supervised by skilled BCBAs at our 15,000-square-foot center. Trampolines, swings, toys, a cardio gym for our older kiddos, and an outdoor play space for all!

mother and daughter waving hello to someone on a video call

Telehealth

If in-person care isn’t an option, our specialists are just as skilled and animated during our HIPAA-compliant remote ABA, speech, and occupational therapies.

teacher reading to a young class as they raise their hands

Pre-K/Kindergarten Readiness Programs

Help your child prepare for the structure of a classroom. Your two- to five-year-old will love our small groups where therapists sneak pre-academic skills into the fun.

children playing happily in a bright and colorful center

Social and Functional Living Skills Programs

Build your community with other families through our ABA-based social and fitness groups. We also offer group outings, parent and caregiver education, as well as sibling support groups.

young girl learning from a therapist as they play on the floor

Occupational Therapy

Does your child have feeding, sensory, or coordination challenges? Our OT specialists will work to develop your child’s fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and more to help them thrive.

young boy playing and learning with colorful toys

Speech Therapy

Whether it’s a speech delay or language challenge, our highly specialized providers help your child communicate feelings, desires, and ideas — giving them the independence they crave.

young child drawing a picture

Expressive Therapies

Music and art turn therapy into passionate expression and a source of self-esteem for children of all ages and abilities.

Our Mission at Alternatives ABA Plymouth

 

MISSION

To improve the overall quality of life of individuals and families impacted by autism by providing exceptional strength-based child- and family-centered therapies and family supports based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

VISION

We envision a world where all children are recognized for their individual strengths, not their deficits, and where all families impacted by autism have access to the services and support they need in order to live their best possible lives.

CORE VALUE

A well-supported family is better able to support the child.

Meet the Plymouth Care Team 

headshot of Kristen Bettencourt, head of ABA operations at Alternatives ABA Plymouth

KRISTEN BETTENCOURT, MEd, BCBA, LABA

Director of ABA Operations

headshot of Kristen Bettencourt, head of ABA operations at Alternatives ABA Plymouth

Sabrina Perez

Site Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

What is autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a broad range of challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication triggered by genetic and environmental factors. People with autism may have varying abilities, and some people with autism require lifelong support, while others can live independently.

What are the signs of autism?

Some common signs of autism include:

  • Eye contact avoidance
  • Speech or communication delay
  • Reliance on routines or self-imposed rules
  • Intolerance of minor changes in routine
  • Disruptive reactions to sounds, tastes, sights, touch, and smells
  • Difficulty interpreting emotions
  • Obsession with a narrow range of interests or objects
  • Repetitive behavior (i.e. flapping, rocking, or tapping)
  • Inability to respond to one’s name by 12 months
  • Inability to point out distant objects by 14 months

How is autism diagnosed?

Pediatricians, psychologists, neurologists, and other medical professionals rely on your description of your child’s developmental history, then assess behavior using a variety of diagnostic tools. The earlier the diagnosis is made and ABA and skills training begin, the better outcomes you can expect.

What is ABA?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a series of learning interventions based on the science of learning and behavior. The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate that these interventions are responsible for behavior improvement.

How does ABA work?

ABA therapists observe a child’s every behavior, then either increase or decrease it through exercises and interventions. They work to improve communication, social skills, academics, reading, and adaptive living skills such as gross and fine motor skills, toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care, domestic skills, and work skills.

Do I need insurance?

Insurance is not required, but paying for ABA services “out of pocket” is often out of reach for the average family. Countless moms, dads, and legislators have worked to make autism coverage in Massachusetts the best in the country. Having insurance coverage will help to cover the cost of your child’s ABA therapy. If you need help with Massachusetts insurance coverage, contact the Autism Insurance Resource Center at https://massairc.org/.

What insurance plans do you accept?

Am I Covered is an easy-to-use screening tool to help you determine whether your insurance is subject to the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law (also known as ARICA). We accept all major insurance plans in Massachusetts.

Get Started with ABA Therapy in Plymouth

Start the
Intake Process

We'll contact you to help you on your way.

Start Now

Subscribe to
our Newsletter

Get updates on the latest services as they become available.

Sign Up!