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Welcome to ABA Insight
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Insight Autism Services offers therapy for children, teens & adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our mission is to empower, equip and inspire success through collaboration with other professionals, families and clients we create effective and meaningful treatment programs that result in socially significant changes and improves individuals’ quality of life!
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Angie Fuqua, LBA
“My motto is quality over quantity. I want to see people of all ages integrated more in the community. As a result, they are more likely to have a greater independence and meaningful relationships in life! Each person deserves to have their own sense of dignity and it is my ethical obligation to be sure that this is achieved.
In my most recent years of consultation, I have seen many families struggle to navigate the system of obtaining ABA treatment after a new diagnosis. More prevalent now than prior years, caretakers are asking what do I do now if I have an adolescent or grown “child” and never received treatment. The treatment options and road map can be overwhelming and produce yet another source of challenges. ABA Insight may or may not be a good fit for you given individualized circumstances or desires, and that is okay! Our goal for being in business is also to help people find that best fit. If we can be a provider of choice for you, we are honored just as much we are honored to be in a place to help you navigate the system. The goal to get you the best quality care possible, that works best for you!
Thank you for considering and potentially trusting in ABA Insight’s treatment team. In any way we can help, we are here for you. We look forward to meeting you soon!”
Angie Fuqua, LBA
Who We Are
ABA Insight Autism Services is a renowned provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children, teens & adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We provide both center & home based therapy with plans customized to each individual’s needs. We are lead by a leadership team with over 20 yrs experience empowering, inspiring & guiding individuals with Autism to reach their full potential. We do this through a collaborative approach that includes our clients, their families & community partners to create an effective and meaningful treatment program that results in significant changes and improved quality of life. We service Washtenaw, Monroe, Livingston, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham & Shiawassee counties.
Returning to Services
We will be resuming services in phases.
Phase 1 – Center-based only beginning June 1st (allows for limited number of clients matching criteria to best follow CDC and Insight Safety Guidelines)
Phase 2 – Center-based only beginning June 15th (pending evaluation and success of Phase 1 this phase gradually increases numbers of clients and staff)
Phase 3 – Center-based and In-home July 1st (pending evaluation and success of Phase 2, this phase allows for more time and guidance from the CDC to move to less structured environments with risk of greater interaction among others)
What We Do
Start Early (2-7 years old)
Asking and Requesting (Manding) is one of the first skills taught and is one of the first verbal repertoires that children acquire (Sundberg & Michael, 2001). Mands are divided into two subcategories: mands that access positive reinforcement (the good things) and mands that result in the avoidance or removal of aversive or nonpreferred stimuli. We teach children to request!
This is a critical component at the first stages of learning. The child needs to learn that cooperation with requests will result in immediate and frequent rewards! This entails learning skills such as learning how to sit, remain on task, being responsive to instruction, learning to process and understand cause and effect. All of this prepares a child for the school environment!
Play and social behavior are among the most important skills that your child needs to learn! Deficiencies in this area leads to isolation, boredom and can even lead to depression. We will help your child learn how to play with other children using social skills that promote getting along and being well-liked!
Children with Autism do not often find natural rewards in initiating play and having fun with other children. Beyond learning the skills of play it is also important that children find it motivating to engage in play. We teach how to make these interactions rewarding and fun so that children are more likely to initiate play again in the future!
Maintaining healthy and sustainable relationships means that individuals need to “think about others” during interactions – Perspective Taking means understanding how
ones’ behavior has an impact on others behavior and how they are treated in return.
Who am I? What are my interests? What makes me special? What makes me unique? Why do I matter? Do people like me? All the answers to these questions can determine the motivation of a person to engage and engage positively within an interaction. We teach confidence and self-advocacy to create healthy friendships and relationships!
In relationships and in life, we have to navigate problems that arise. Problem solving requires specific skills in order to assess the problem and identify solutions. This is an important skill for life-long success!
They grow up quickly (Adolescence & Tweens)
...But it's never too late (Adults)
We all want to feel we can do it on our own and reap the success of doing so. Learning independence is acquired skill through experience, practice and success. Functional Living Skills are identified and targeted for learning that allow individuals to function more on their own as an adult.
It is important for individuals to achieve life through experiences and exposure to not only the everyday of getting up and doing it over again, but being more well-rounded within health and wellness, spiritual activity, community activities, vocational placements and social wellness. It is about creating a schedule that improves quality of life through variation of activity and connection outside of the home!
Definition of Self–Determination: the freedom to make your own choices – Making choices for one self produces motivation, confidence and an improved quality of life. We teach self-advocacy to our adult population in order to enable them to live life in the manner they desire while maintaining safety and well-being!
INSIGHT will focus on quality over quantity. INSIGHT will continuously review its programs to ensure they are administered according to current best-practices and ethical standards. INSIGHTs’ clients will be treated as family. Clients will interact with loving, caring and professional therapists who will work to reduce daily challenges and teach new skills where individuals feel empowered and want to do better each day. Parents and caregivers will feel equip with information and tools to provide effective teaching that establishes the behaviors that they desire. Together, the family unit will be enhanced and quality of life will be improved. INSIGHTs’ employees will always strive to develop further sharpened clinical skills and best practices in ABA treatment in order to provide top-notch, evidence-based services to INSIGHTs’ clients
We care about our clients and as if they are family. We don’t just go through the motions of our jobs, we put our heart into what we do to make a difference.
We strive to teach caregivers parenting strategies that empowers them to feel confident, leading to more effective parenting and reduction of stress within the family unit.
INSIGHTS’ staff will be resilient and will lead the team to success despite the challenges, we will be there on the full journey to success.
INSIGHT is focused on clients over financial gain. INSIGHT will do this according to ethical standards based on integrity and ethical guidelines of care for each and every client.
Ann Arbor Center of Insight
100 N. Staebler Rd. Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Lansing Center of Insight
1048 Pierpont Ave. Suite 9
Lansing, MI 48911
Monroe Center of Insight
15384 S. Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48161