ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Service Providers

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email info@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Chattanooga Autism Center

The CAC’s outpatient clinic provides ABA (applied behavior analysis) services both in the clinic and in the home and community. BCBAs provide services to individuals with diagnoses of autism and other related disabilities. Professional training and supervision are also available. Call our office at 423-531-6961, opt. 1 to inquire about insurances we accept.

Ages served: 18 months – 5 years.  

Web addresshttps://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/outpatient-clinic

Location: 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, Chattanooga TN, 37404

Phone: (423) 531-6961, opt. 1    - Explain that you are seeking ABA therapy. 

Acorn Health 

Acorn Health is a, center and in- home based, standard-setting family of ABA treatment providers

Our behavior analytic professionals develop, apply, and share the latest advances in the science of ABA, always focused on data and outcomes. Acorn Health providers combine proven best practices with pioneering, evidence-based next practices, engaging whole families. With the consistent, evidence-based intervention of ABA, a child’s behavior, language and social interactions are all likely to improve. Acorn Health uses the “Behavioral Health Index” to track progress over time. (Download the “Behavior Health Index” on our website). We developed it with the head of our Clinical Advisory Board, Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England University and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Ages Served: 18 months and up

Referral: Needed

Web Address:  www.acornhealth.com

Counties served in Tennessee: Bradley, Putnam, Williamson, Rutherford, Davidson and Hamilton (call for additional counties for In-Home)

Location: Center, Home-based and Community

Phone: 844-244-1818

Email: info@acornhealth.com

Allied Behavioral Services, Inc.

Allied Behavioral Services has a team of professional Behavior Analysts who offer quality behavioral services to children and adults with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral problems, as well as anger management issues. They provide assessments, treatments, and training to individuals, parents, caregivers, teachers, case managers, independent support coordinators, and direct care professionals across all settings (i.e: home, school, work, etc...).

Ages served: through lifespan

Referral: Yes-order signed by MD

Web addresswww.alliedbehavioralservices.com

Location: 4406 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37411

Phone: (423) 899-4747 ext. 1

Fax: (43) 899-4717

Email: lynn@alliedbehavioralservices.com

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute has an ABA program to assist children 18 months to 11 years old. Our Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and RBTs (Registered Behavioral Therapists) work with the child and family to reduce problematic behaviors and improve coping skills in a clinical setting.

Ages Served: 18 months to 11 years
Referral: Internal Patients Only (Patients receiving these services are referred from the ASCI physicians)
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900

Autism and Behavior Services

Autism & Behavior Services (ABS), a local 501-c(3), has served the Chattanooga area for over 10 years specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis services in Clinic, Community, and Home for children and adult​s​ of all ages.​ The clinic is lead by Dr. Laura Forkum, BCBA-D.​ with​ several full-time BCBAs ​on staff​​. We are in-network providers for Aetna, Tenncare, ​U​nited ​H​ealthcare ​Community ​P​lan, ​T​ricare,  BCBS-T, BCBS-GA, ​Premera,​ UHC, and Humana​. They are​ currently working on becoming in-network providers with all major private insurances.


Ages served: through the lifespan

Referral: Yes

Web addresswww.autismbehaviorservices.org

Location: 6105 Preservation Drive, Suite D Chattanooga TN 37416

Phone: (423) 664-0903


Autism Center for Children (Georgia)

For parents concerned about their toddler's social communication development, the Autism Center for Children provides accurate identification and treatment of autism -- at the earliest possible signs of detection -- for the most immediate, profound and lasting improvement in their quality of life. Dr. Crittendon is a licensed clinical psychologist, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and the head of the Autism Center for Children. Her specialty is infant-toddler diagnostic assessment and early intervention with children diagnosed with autism. Types of insurance accepted are BCBS, CIGNA, Aetna, and Georgia Medicaid, as of June 2018.


Ages served: 1-4

Referral: Not needed

Web addresswww.autismcenterga.com

Location: 429 Creekstone Ridge Woodstock, GA 30188

Phone: (678) 996-4998


Autism in Motion

Autism In Motion Clinics offers intensive, individualized ABA therapy for children and teens. Treatment plans are customized to meet each child's specific needs and focus on critical skills like improving language and communication, building social skills and decreasing meltdowns. Our clinic setting helps children learn school readiness skills and provides opportunities for socializing and playing with peers their age.  

Ages Served: 2-18 years

Web address: www.aimclinics.com

Location: 2826 Amnicola Hwy Chattanooga, TN 37406

Phone: 833-825-5246

Email: intake@aimclinics.com

Elevate Behavior Services

Elevate Behavior Services is a team of ABA providers serving families in a clinical setting. Their goal is to enhance quality of life through positive behavior supports. Their clinic serves children up to age 10, using individualized programs for language communication skills, social skills, self-help skills, and much more! As of February 2020, Elevate is in network with BCBS commercial and Medicaid (Tenncare, BlueCare and Cover Kids), Cigna, and Aetna. There are also options for private pay as well. 

Ages Served: up to age 10

Web Addresswww.elevatebehavior.com

Location: 317 Sylvan Street Suite B Chattanooga, TN 37405

Phone: 423-802-1982


Golden Steps ABA

Golden Steps ABA's Board-Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA) and Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBT) assist autistic children in overcoming challenging behaviors associated with difficulties in social skills, communication, and other areas of development. They offer ABA therapy in the comfort of your home which can help your child learn social skills, positive behaviors, academics, communication, and increased focus. Golden Steps ABA can also partner with your child’s school to develop effective instructional programs based on the principles and methodologies of ABA. They accept all GA Medicaid and most major commercial plans such as BCBS, UHC, Cigna, and Aetna. In Tennessee, they accept BlueCare and Amerigroup plans along with major commercial plans BCBS, UHC, Cigna, and Aetna. 


Ages Served: 18 months to 14

Referral: Needed

Web Addresshttps://www.goldenstepsaba.com/

Counties served in Georgia: Catoosa, Whitfield, Walker, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, the city of Atlanta, Muscogee, and Chattahoochee.

Counties served in Tennessee: Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Rutherford, Montgomery, Putnam, Cumberland, Fentress, Anderson, Blount, Knox, Jefferson, Sevier, and Cocke. Keep in mind that they are always expanding depending on where there are kids in need of services.

Phone: 615-570-9959 Ext. 101


Health Connect America: Behavior Therapy Services

Health Connect America provides ABA therapy for individuals with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Therapy focuses on skill acquisition and behavior management, and requires caregiver involvement and participation throughout. Typical programs consist of 2-20 hours per week of therapy in home, clinic, community, and school settings. Many of their services can be accessed over a HIPAA compliant virtual platform. As of January 2021, HCA does not have a waitlist for ABA, and they are serving families in Hamilton and Bradley counties.


Ages Served: Under 20 years old

Referral: Referral from MD or psychologist is required

Web Addresshttps://healthconnectamerica.com/services/behavioral-therapy-services/

Location: In-home and community based in Hamilton and Bradley counties

Phone: 423-702-5508


Key Autism Services

Key Autism Services provides In-Home ABA Therapy Service for children with autism. They currently accept Georgia Medicare/Medicaid, Wellcare (Medicaid), Caresource (Medicaid), Peachstate (Medicaid), Amerigroup (Medicaid), Aetna, Cigna, BCBS GA. Services include 1:1 In-Home/Daycare ABA therapy and intensive parent training. At Key, we believe that collaboration and care coordination is an important part of treatment for children on the Autism Spectrum. We have specially trained intake specialists that guide parents through the process of benefit checks, documentation, and assessment. We recognize that this is not an easy process for families, and our intake coordinators are committed to supporting parents/guardians through this process.​​​

Ages served: 3 to 21

Referral: Yes, as well as ASD diagnosis

Web addresshttp://www.keyautismservices.com

Counties Served in Georgia: Fulton, Douglas, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Duluth, Fairburn, Stockbridge.

Phone: 857-829-4040

North Georgia Autism Center

North Georgia Autism Center is a cutting edge facility providing one-on-one ABA therapy in Woodstock, Georgia.  The center offers in- home and in-clinic services and insurances accepted are Cigna, BCBS, Medicaid, Caresource, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Humana.

Ages served: 18 months to 18 years old

Referral: Yes

Web Addresshttp://www.northgeorgiaautism.com/

Location: 301 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suites 130 & 140, Woodstock, GA 30188 

Phone: 765-414-6227 

Email: bethany.craig@northgeorgiaautism.com

Orange Grove Center

Orange Grove Center is a community based non-profit agency offering the full array of services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities across the lifespan. They are a fully certified school affiliated with the Hamilton County Dept of Education. They have full therapy services including medical, dental, OT, PT, SLP. They have an employment program as well as a robust array of community based volunteer programs for the individuals they serve. They have also been selected to offer social skills training with MILO, the first humanoid robot programmed to interact with individuals on the autism spectrum. They are in-network providers for BlueCare, Amerigroup TN, BCBS, and TNCare.


Ages served: 6+

Referral: Yes

Web addresswww.orangegrovecenter.org

Location: 615 Derby Street Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: (423) 629-1451 or (423) 493-2936


Practical Behavior Analysis

PBA is expanding their in-home services in Chattanooga! Their approach to Applied Behavior Analysis is simple: effective services provided by practical behavior analysts. Complex behavioral issues often times require extensive treatment and even more complex problem solving. In an effort to create lasting and significant behavior change, they strive to work in a collaborative fashion to provide the ethical services that clients need. 

Their team of behavior analysts is made up of highly-skilled professionals who have several years of experience working directly with clients of various populations, including intellectual disabilities, education, psychology, and mental health. It is the mission of Practical Behavior Analysis that all clients should receive the highest quality services possible so they can achieve personal goals and grow to their highest potential. Clinicians are Zachary Stevens and Erin Szarka.


Ages served: all ages!

Referral: not needed

Web addresshttps://practicalbehavior.com/

Phone: 615-669-6397


Positive Behavior Supports Corporation

PBS Corp. is an agency committed to the principles of Positive Behavior Support (an approach based on principles of applied behavior analysis, ABA) to improve not only behavior, but also quality of life for the individuals we serve, their families, and others who support them. We provide individualized services for those with autism and related disabilities, children and adults, to assist with decreasing challenging behaviors and increasing appropriate behaviors and skill deficits. Our programs are designed to empower caregivers and others involved in the individuals' lives to support them within their natural routines so they can be successful and self-sufficient.

We provide services in a home, school, and community environments. Although we have a large team, we pride ourselves in providing a “small team” feel by having Regional Coordinators support our local teams throughout the states to ensure that our highly qualified behavior analysts, program managers, and behavior assistants receive the support, training, guidance that is needed to not only uphold best practices in applied behavior analysis, but also to ensure a high quality of work lives for all of our team members.

Ages served: all ages

Referral: Yes

Areas served

Tennessee: Entire State

Georgia: Entire State

Web addresshttps://www.teampbs.com/

Phone: 1-855-832-6727 Ext. 1096

Email: JLenderman@teampbs.com

Regional Intervention Program (RIP)

R.I.P. is a parent-implemented, professionally-supported program for young children and their families who are experiencing challenging behaviors. Families enrolled in RIP actively participate in the program 2 times per week for 2 hours. It takes about 6-9 months to complete the program.


Ages served: 2-6

Referral: Not required

Web address: http://www.ripnetwork.org/expansion_%20sites/clev.html

Location: 443 North Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37311

Phone: (423) 339-6781

Email: alawson@vbhcs.org

Seedlings Applied Behavior Analysis

Meghan Just Lindsay, BCBA, serves residents of Hamilton County in their home and in a variety of community settings, providing Applied Behavior Analysis, in a family-centered way, that encourages change in difficult behaviors and increases skills for everyone. Insurance coverage is coordinated at intake.

Ages served: 18 months and up

Web addresshttps://seedlingsaba.com/

Location: Home and community-based services in Hamilton Co. Telehealth sessions are available on a case by case basis for those living outside of Chattanooga.

Phone: (423) 567-4404 

Contact Formseedlingsaba.com/contact

Siskin Children's Institute

Siskin's ABA therapy program is ideal for children 18 months old to 12 years of age. Their team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians will work with each child and their family to develop an ABA program to meet the needs of that individual child. They are in-network providers for Aetna, Cigna Behavioral Health, Humana/ChoiceCare, Humana Military, Amerigroup of TN, Amerigroup of GA, Coventry/First Health, Wellcare of GA, GA Medicaid, and CareSource as of January 2019. Please note that a physician referral is required, and the form can be found on their website.

Ages served: 18 months - 12 years

Referral: physician referral is required

Web addresshttps://www.siskin.org/194.3852/applied-behavior-analysis-therapy

Location: 1101 Carter Street Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Phone: (423) 490-7710

Spectrum Behavioral Associates (Georgia)

Specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis programming for children and young adults in northeast Georgia and Tennessee. Our programs include in home and clinic based one-on-one ABA, school consultation, parent training and Social Skills Instruction. We are one of the only providers in the area that offer social skills groups lead by Board Certified Behavior Analysts. They are in-network providers for BCBS, CIGNA, UHC (regular), Aetna, Georgia Medicaid, Humana, and Magellan Health.


Ages served: 1-21

Referral: Yes

Web addresswww.spectrumba.com

Location: 4492 Acworth Industrial Drive, Suite 100-B Acworth, GA 30101

Phone: (770) 974-2945


Tennessee Behavioral Therapy - Jenni Davis, BCBA

Tennessee Behavioral Therapy is growing. Alise Lane, MS, LBA, BCBA; Brooke Stovall MS BCBA Candidate; Nathan Dennis, MS BCBA Candidate; Lindsey Oliver RBT, and Jessica Fusco are all serving clients in multiple settings and of multiple ages (1-22). With the satellite office in South Pittsburgh they are able to serve individuals across the Chattanooga area. A new office to serve the Alabama area will open spring 2019.  They are in-network providers for BlueCare, Cover Kids, TNCare Select, UHC Community, Amerigroup TN, BCBS, CIGNA, TriCare, UHC (regular), Aetna, Humana, Magellan Health, and Georgia Medicaid.


Ages Served: 1-22

Referral: No referral needed 

Web Addresshttps://www.facebook.com/TennesseeBehavioralTherapy/

Location: 7446 Shallowford Rd Ste 116, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: 423-805-9888


ZÖe Center for ABA and Development Services

At ZÖe Center for ABA and Development Services, we’re committed to providing you
and your loved one with exceptional ABA Therapy in a compassionate and friendly
atmosphere. We believe that our clients deserve the best services, and we make an
effort to make sure you always feel welcome and at ease.
Whether you’re coming in for an assessment or ongoing therapy, our dedicated team
of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians have the
skills and resources to provide quality services. We can’t wait to meet you and your
loved one today!


Ages served: 0 to 21
Referral: yes
Web address: http://www.zoeaba.com
Locations served: We serve all of Georgia and Alabama, Jacksonville Florida and Chattanooga Tennessee area.
Phone: 888-ZOE-ABA8
Email: tbamberger@zoeaba.com