We’re Here to Help
Using contemporary ABA therapy to nurture potential in your child or young adult with autism
Raising a child with autism is not a one-person job. At AST, we want you to know we’re here for you — and can help your child make progress every day. In greater Portland, we specialize in using compassionate, contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, tailored to the unique needs, behavior, and personality of your child or young adult. Throughout therapy, we consider you, as a parent or caregiver, your child’s first and most important teacher — and work with you to carve your own path to success.
Building and Expanding Skills—and Mindsets
We understand that no two kids with autism are the same, and “one-size-fits-all” treatments do not work. That’s why we use science and data to deliver contemporary ABA therapy, backed by decades of scientific research and personalized for your child and family. Our services help your child or young adult:
- Build language and communication skills
- Develop age-appropriate social (and play) skills, while forming friendships
- Increase flexibility and tolerance for new routines and experiences
- Decrease behaviors that interfere with growth and learning
- Prepare for and succeed in school
Mostly, what our services do: foster your child’s confidence and resiliency — and empower them to lead a happy, fulfilling life.Schedule a Consultation
Serving Your Local Community
Our services are available in these neighborhoods and communities:
Our Learning Center and Offices
Serving You Close to Home
Life is busy — we get it. And every child is different. In greater Portland, we offer therapy in the place that meets your child’s needs, whether in your home or community, at our Learning Centers, in your child’s school or preschool, or through telehealth.
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Motivational Speaker and Poet Russell Lehmann joins us for a second time to share his perspectives on the words we use when discussing autism.
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Insurance & Support
Helping You Through the Insurance Maze
Navigating the insurance maze, as you search for services to help your child with autism, can feel overwhelming. At AST, we accept most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, and support you through the entire process.Learn More