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

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can improve social, communication and learning skills through positive reinforcement. ABA emphasizes teaching functional skills to serve as replacements for maladaptive behaviors including self-management, communication, life and social abilities.

Our singular goal? For your child to live a more independent, self-actualized life!

The Autism F.I.R.S.T. clinical team works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Flexibility and customization are important to best meet the needs of your child and family. Therapy is available for ages 2-21 in your home or in our clinics. Your child’s therapists will collaborate with the entire Autism F.I.R.S.T. team each week in order to work towards common goals for your child.


  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Developmental delays


A recent diagnosis and/or referral from your doctor is required before the intake process can begin. The Autism F.I.R.S.T. staff will conduct initial assessments to determine your child’s current level of need in a variety of skill areas. Assessments may include:

  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDD-BI)
  • Others assessments as appropriate


Autism F.I.R.S.T. provides support not only to children, but to others within the child’s circle such as parents, siblings and other caregivers. Time is allotted in every therapy program for regular meetings regarding ongoing progress, training on ABA principles, methods of generalizing progress or strategies to other settings, and recommendations.

To learn more about our ABA therapy, call us today: (703) 496-4371