"Autism does not define my child, but it's part of who he is." - Frances Vega-Costas

What Do We Do?

At the moment, 1 in every 50 children is affected by an autism spectrum disorder. Behavior Therapy Specialists of Illinois and Missouri works with these children by utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, or ABA therapy. With over 30 years of research, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism.  In the last decade, ABA has been used to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives.

Our therapists will design skill acquisition programs focused on the initiation and furthering of language and communication, self-help skills, compliance behavior and appropriate peer interactions and social skills. Each program is based on the unique needs of each child and his or her family. 



How Can We Help?

Behavior Therapy Specialists of Illinois and Missouri will work with each family on an individual basis to focus treatment on the areas that effect their families life the most. At Behavior Therapy Specialists of Illinois and Missouri we look at Applied Behavior Analysis as a treatment to help not only the child learn crucial life skills but how the family can implement these skills into their daily life.


We are currently accepting new families on Scott Air Force Base and the greater St. Louis region.