Home and Community-based Autism Therapy is available now in DeKalb and surrounding communities!

BY YOUR SIDE-Autism Therapy Services provides professional and compassionate ABA Therapy to DeKalb IL, and the surrounding communities. We offer home and community-based services in order to help clients in a variety of settings based on the individual’s and family’s needs. Our trained staff of ABA Therapists is led by BCBA, Kristina Tejeda, a resident of DeKalb County, who is excited to help local families.We accept most major insurance policies. Contact us now for a consultation.


ABA (Applied Behavior 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.

The ABA program is tailored to each individual to meet the specific needs of the individual and the family. The number of hours and days is determined by the team, which includes the family. The time needed for therapy is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to other activities and therapies including number of hours spent in school, disruptiveness of behaviors, and skills needing to be acquired. It is our goal to teach skills and positive behaviors that can be generalized into the natural settings of life. Below is a list of some of the skills targeted by ABA (this list is not inclusive).

  • School Readiness
  • Attending and focus
  • Coping and tolerance programs
  • Home and school routines
  • Independence, self-management, and self-advocacy
  • Language and communication
  • Reducing interfering or inappropriate behaviors
  • Safety skills
  • Sleep training
  • Play and leisure skills
  • Social and relationship skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Toilet training

Serving the following areas:

Charter Grove
Lily Lake
Maple Park

For more information:

Phone: (866) 429-7543



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Meet Kristina Tejeda, BCBA

Kristina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for BYS. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Aurora University. Prior to joining BYS, she worked with both children and adults in group home, therapeutic day school, and adult vocational settings. She is passionate about supporting meaningful growth through the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Kristina is excited to offer ABA Therapy in DeKalb and looks forward to learning and growing along side her clients!

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