Our Mission

BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services (BYS) is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum and their family. We understand that autism is a complex disorder and effective treatment requires a comprehensive approach specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual as well as the family.

We provide a language-based therapy approach in a variety of settings with a multidisciplinary team of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, board certified behavior analysts, and support staff. Our dedicated team has expertise in the four hallmark characteristics of autism: communication, social interactions, maladaptive behaviors, and sensory.

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“The director made me feel so comfortable when we first came in. My son loved the playground area, and the staff has been helpful, and supportive. My son has made progress and we are grateful.”
Proud BYS Parent

Our Services

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ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) Therapy

ABA is an evidence-based treatment approach of recognizing and altering environmental contingencies to improve a socially significant behavior. Our ABA program has two branches: skill-building and behavior support using a language-based approach to address both areas.

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Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy focuses on expanding the client’s repertoire of communication in the areas of speech production (articulation), understanding of language (receptive language), language output (expressive language) and social use of language (pragmatics).

Feeding Therapy

These services are provided by a speech language pathologist or occupational therapist who has been trained in SOS feeding protocol. Feeding therapy is appropriate for individuals who have a restricted repertoire of preferred foods.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on teaching functional skills to individuals so they can effectively participate in activities of their daily life (home, school, work, play). Services provided by Occupational therapists with expertise in the areas of sensory integration, technical execution of writing, self regulation and autism specific modifications of environments.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy is focused on addressing more complex language and problem solving skills that arise for individuals in more complex language settings. Services are provided by the BCBA and is appropriate for individuals who have completed skills within the ABLLS and VB-Mapp.

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Social groups

The objective of the group session is to learn to actively interact with peers to gain new information, share a common focus (both abstract and concrete) and express ideas to engage in meaningful interactions and develop relationships.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Therapy

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a valuable tool to provide individuals with multiple forms of communication for expressing basic needs and engaging in social interactions. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have the expertise to work with clients and their families to identify, evaluate, and train individuals on a variety of forms of alternative communication.

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