Emerald Coast Autism Center

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Program
All programming at ECAC is consistent with the Verbal Behavior approach to Applied Behavior Analysis. ECAC provides intensive ABA Therapy with a 1:1 student-to-therapist ratio.  We currently have five Board Certified Behavior Anaylsts (BCBAs) on staff overseeing all programming, eight Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) and 67 Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) providing therapy. Students may participate in our full-time or part-time ABA Therapy program. Our student population consists of 80 children ages 18 months to 17 years old. Our students span the autism spectrum, with each student’s programming and placement determined by his or her cognitive, verbal and behavioral levels. 

Other Programs
For those students not requiring our intensive ABA Therapy Program, we also offer a few academic classrooms with either a 3:1 or 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio.  These classrooms are separate from our intensive ABA Therapy Program.

Additionally, ECAC offers Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy onsite.  ECAC has two Speech-Language Pathologists on staff and Kidz Korner's pediatric occupational therapists are onsite four days per week.

Our Calendar Year
ECAC operates year-round with breaks for holidays in order to balance our service across the calendar year. We provide services to students from 180-190 days per calendar year. The regular ECAC calendar is Monday through Thursday for students, with Fridays reserved for additional ABA Therapy with students. The actual hours of operation for full-time students are 8:30am to 2:30pm. Our part-time program operates from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Parents provide lunch, snacks, and edible reinforcers for their child.