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Vista’s Behavior Services program provides an ABA-driven approach to skill development and growth for adults living with autism in South Central Pennsylvania. Individuals gain holistic support guided by Board Certified Behavior Analysts who develop strategies to teach essential skills across all life domains.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NEEDS

Vista’s Behavior Support Services begin with a comprehensive functional assessment to identify behaviors that keep an individual from fully integrating into their environment, whether at home, at work, or out in the community. Our program can benefit any adult with autism spectrum disorder or comparable symptomology.

A PLAN FOR GROWTH

Our behavior professionals use assessment results to develop a behavior support plan based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and a least restrictive approach. Plans include positive strategies that all members of an individual’s team can implement to decrease presenting issues and increase replacement skills. Behavior support staff collect data on an ongoing basis to track progress and guide decisions for plan changes as needed under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

SUPPORT ACROSS ALL AREAS OF LIFE

Vista’s Behavior Support Services target skills in all environments and life domains where an individual may need support, including but not limited to:

  • Home life and independent living
  • Attending medical & psychiatric appointments
  • Developing functional communication skills
  • Making healthy and safe choices
  • Securing and maintaining employment
  • Building friendships and relationships
  • Participating in adult day programs
  • Becoming autonomous through self-care and self-determination

BEHAVIORAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITES

The expertise of Vista’s behavior support professionals can benefit:

    • INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING SERVICES
    • PROFESSIONALS SEEKING TO BECOME REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIANS (RBT) OR BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS (BCBA)
    • SUPPORT STAFF PROVIDING SERVICES
    • FIRST RESPONDERS AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS
    • FAMILY MEMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS
    • EMPLOYERS OF INDIVIDUALS

SERVICE AREAS

Vista provides Behavior Support Services throughout South Central Pennsylvania, predominantly in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Lebanon counties, as well as portions of York, Lancaster, and Berks counties.

ADDITIONAL VISTA ADULT SERVICES

Our Behavior Support Services program integrates seamlessly with additional services provided by Vista and offers the benefits of care continuity, staff collaboration and aligned treatment strategies all under one agency.Learn more about our Adult Day Services, Employment Services , and Intensive In-Home and Community Services.