About Us | Autism F.I.R.S.T. | Therapy & Service in Northern, VA

Our mission is to deliver on our belief in Relational Autism Care, a simple and profound belief that as autism so greatly impacts the family dynamic that the treatment care must support and be available for all members of the family that are touched and impacted by autism – the patient, the family and all caregivers.

Autism F.I.R.S.T. – Family is First.

Family: We understand the entire family is deeply affected by autism.
Inspiration: We work to uplift and inspire the families we serve.
Relationships: We create lasting relationships with families and our community.
Support: We provide support to everyone involved in caring for your child.
Trust: We build trust for the most effective long-term change.

Practice in Focus

Practice in Focus

As leaders in compassion and care we utilize a multi-disciplinary approach, for our patients, for their families and caregivers, and for the communities we serve. We are dedicated to an environment of learning, compassion and growth.

Your Needs

Your Needs

We recognize the profound impact autism has on the family and are determined to provide the ultimate patient, family and caregiver centric experience and care for your family’s need. A family advocate will help with the overwhelming nature of the initial diagnosis and navigating the challenging and emotional aspects of autism care.

Our Passion

Our Passion

To provide an experience of extraordinary evidenced based care and compassion, to invest continually in knowledge and thought leadership within the field of autism, and to commit deeply to our core values.

Autism F.I.R.S.T. is a BHCOE accredited Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. This preliminary accreditation is an earned certification and a distinction among ABA providers that demonstrates an organization’s commitment to quality and continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis.

Areas of note include ethics, integrity, professionalism, security, privacy and the maintenance of collaboration and coordination of care. In addition, we have met the criteria for diversity, equity and inclusion for the hiring and retention of our employees.

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