Location

Altamonte Springs, FL


Hours

8:30am - 5:30pm M-F Saturdays by appointment only

324 Newburyport Ave
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701

(407) 796-8235

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Welcome

A network of providers, one shared vision

Acorn Health is setting the standard of ABA therapy with best practices, pioneering next practices, and a Clinical Advisory Board of leaders in the field.

Acorn Health's Altamonte Springs Clinical Director Ashley Sottilare

Ashley Sottilare, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director

From our Altamonte Springs Clinical Director

When your child receives an autism diagnosis, it can be overwhelming. This journey is certainly not an easy one. All of us here at Acorn Health, from our analysts to our behavior technicians to our office staff, are dedicated to walking alongside you on this journey.

Beginning with your consultation and throughout ongoing treatment, we will discuss your options and develop a plan that best suits your child’s needs as well as your family dynamic.

YOU are an important part of the team and your continued loving involvement and participation are crucial components. It is our job to support your journey and empower you as a parent!

Our Services

Everyone repeats behavior that produces a valued reward

This very simple, human inclination is central to ABA therapy. Your child’s Acorn Board-Certified therapist identifies a goal behavior for your child. When your child displays the behavior we want to see, he or she receives something personally meaningful (and you’ll help us identify ideas.

We’ll also learn what precedes your child’s challenging behaviors

We call them “antecedents.” They’re things that happen immediately before the behavior we’re trying to change. An antecedent can be a request, like “clean up your room”; a feeling or reaction; a specific object; bright lights or a noisy crowd. ABA therapy looks for these antecedents and finds alternatives that influence your child’s reaction.

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Assessment

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts conducts skills assessments to understand your child’s specific needs: his or her language development, practical life skills, ability to generalize learning, and more. We also conduct functional behavior assessments and analyses for children with challenging behaviors.

Custom Therapy Plan

With all this data, we draft a custom therapy plan and share our clinical recommendations with parents and caregivers. Therapy plans are developed only after we understand your family’s goals and preferences. We also openly collaborate with your child’s school and other therapists (for example, speech language pathologists or occupational therapists). Consistency and a team approach lead to optimal outcomes.

Skill Building

Acorn Health focuses first on the child’s activities of daily living. We begin with improving communication and social skills. Then, we address activities like mealtime challenges, and intensive toilet training. Where appropriate, we also develop vocational skills.

Family education and training is an integral part of each therapy plan. Consistency helps children acquire skills, then maintain and generalize the learning for new situations.

Behavior Reduction

Children with challenging behaviors benefit from function-based behavior reduction plans. These plans often include eliminating triggers and providing opportunities for the child to demonstrate the replacement behavior.

We have protocols for managing these behaviors and functional alternatives (e.g., asking for a break rather than engaging in problem behavior to achieve that break). Here, too, collaboration matters. Consistency at home, school, and other environments creates lasting progress.

ABA therapy is typically covered by insurance

Insurance requires a doctor’s referral and a formal diagnosis of autism. We accept most health insurance plans for assessment and ongoing treatment.


Please contact us with any insurance related questions at
(407) 796-8235

    Local resources - Altamonte Springs

    Local resources - Altamonte Springs

    Local resources - Altamonte Springs

  • UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

    Our primary service is to provide individualized, direct consultative assistance to individuals with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida and their families.

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  • Central Florida Autism Community Facebook

    A group of parents, caregivers, families and friends in the Central Florida area, who share issues related to Autism. We offer each other resources, support, information, events in the community, reviews, and meet-ups in the area.

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  • Autism Society of Greater Orlando

    The mission or goal of the ASGO is that all individuals within the autism spectrum will be provided a lifetime network of opportunities to become fully accepted, included, and actively participating members of our community, through family support, education, advocacy, and public awareness.

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    National resources

  • National Standards Project

    The National Standards Project – Phase 1 and Phase 2 – answers one of the most pressing public health questions of our time — how do we effectively treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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  • The BHCOE

    We are an international accrediting body created to meet accreditation needs specific to the delivery of behavior analysis. We develop and measure voluntary consensus standards for autism and Applied Behavior Analysis service providers.

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  • The BACB

    The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.

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  • ABAI

    Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis. ABAI provides many services to its members and the field

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