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

What We Do

Our collaborative approach coordinates ABA, speech, OT and PT services under one roof – for more effective care of the children and young adults we treat and for the convenience of their families. We extend our collaboration by working with other professionals on the support team such as teachers and school therapists.

Through our relational autism care, we surround each family in a full circle of support through advocacy, parent counseling, sibling therapy and support groups.

What We Stand For


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families. We take a collaborative approach to ensure all professionals involved in a treatment plan work together to help each child or young adult reach their highest potential. We believe in relational autism care that compassionately supports all members of a family impacted by autism.


Our vision is to positively impact our communities and the families we serve through our collaborative, relational autism care model. We envision individuals with autism gaining independence while succeeding at everyday tasks and their families enjoying greater peace and happiness.

It would be our honor to help your family.

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.