Early Autism Services Passionate About Potential

Passionate About
Potential

At Early Autism Services, we are passionate about the potential of your child. Since our founding in 2008, we’ve believed the best way to develop that potential is through proactive, personalized ABA therapy programs that enable families to work hand in hand with licensed professionals. We offer high-quality ABA therapy in St. Louis, as well as throughout the United States, Australia, and India.

We are a team made of hundreds of experienced Behavior Therapists, Board Certified Behaviors Analysts, and caring individuals who are all committed to helping children with autism, and their families.

Our Services
ABA Therapy St. Louis

In-Home ABA Therapy

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We offer in-home ABA therapy throughout the greater St. Louis area. In-home services are generally for children between the ages 2-12 and are good for generalizing skills in a child’s natural environment. We focus on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Center-Based ABA Therapy

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We offer center-based ABA therapy in St. Louis at our two clinics located at:

Fenton: 2075 Bentley Plaza, Fenton, MO 63026 (Located inside We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton).

St. Ann: 10513 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Ann, MO 63074 (Located inside We Rock the Spectrum – St. Ann).

We are currently now enrolling for both morning and afternoon hours. Our center-based programs focus on skills such as:

  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • School Readiness
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social skills
  • Play skills
  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Behavioral Planning
  • And more!
Telehealth ABA Therapy

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We offer Telehealth ABA therapy throughout the greater St. Louis area, including areas that are outside of our in-home and center-based service areas. Remote therapy is typically recommended for children over the age of 6 years old, and who are able to maintain engagement through a virtual meeting. Telehealth is a great option for families who need a solution that is flexible. Our remote programs work on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!
Social Skills Groups for Autism

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Our social skills groups offer children with autism the opportunity to practice social skills with a group of peers at the guidance of one of our trained clinicians. Groups typically meet in the evenings and on weekends either in person or via Zoom and are geared for children ages 6-13. During our social skills groups, we focus on skills such as:

  • Peer play
  • Conversation
  • Turn-taking
  • Listening skills
  • Cooperation

Searching for ABA Therapy in
St. Louis, MO?

Our team in St. Louis is a group of highly-trained and caring individuals whose primary concern is your child’s success. We specialize in building personalized ABA therapy programs that help children with autism reach their fullest potential.

Speak With a Clinician | (314) 240-2031

Insurances We Accept

We are in network with the following insurance providers. If you don’t see your provider listed below, please give our team a call and we will check if we are able to work with your plan.

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter for Home State Health (Commercial)
  • Anthem of MO BCBS
  • BCBS of IL
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Healthlink
  • Humana Military TriCare (East)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Mercy
  • Missouri Healthnet Medicaid
  • Tri-Care West UBH Optum (Also Covers GEHA)
  • WellFirst

Services Available Near

We offer services throughout the greater St. Louis area. If you don’t see your city listed below, please give us a call.

  • St. Louis
  • Arnold
  • Ballwin
  • Belleville
  • Cahokia
  • Collinsville
  • Chesterfield
  • Edwardsville
  • Eureka
  • Fenton
  • Florissant
  • High Ridge
  • Imperial
  • Kirkwood
  • Maryland Heights
  • O’fallon
  • St. Charles
  • St. Peters
  • Valley Park
  • Wildwood
Child Receiving ABA Therapy at Early Autism Services

My child was just
diagnosed with autism.

Now What?

From understanding your child’s diagnosis to starting a therapy program, there are a lot of steps along the way. Our team of clinicians are here to help. We can answer any questions you have and get you on the path to starting a personalized therapy program for your child. Below is a step-by-step guide of our process at EAS.

Our Simple
5-Step Process

GIVE US A CALL.
Whether you’re ready to schedule a free consultation or just want to talk, we’re here. 314.240.2031

WE’LL PROVIDE A FREE CONSULTATION.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will meet with both you and your child to get a comprehensive view of his or her unique needs.

OUR STAFF WILL WORK WITH YOUR INSURANCE.
From insurance submission to communicating with your provider through authorization – our team will manage the entire process.

WE’LL PROVIDE AN ASSESSMENT AND CREATE A PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN.
A BCBA will provide a 1:1 assessment. Our team will take the time to engage with your child through play, observation, and conversation. This allows our clinicians to build a personalized program tailored to your child.

ABA SERVICES WILL BEGIN.
We’ll reassess via all-staff meetings and collaborate with you to ensure the plan continues to address your child’s needs over time.

Child With Autism Receiving ABA Therapy

In-Home
ABA Therapy

Many families at EAS have programs that use a home-based therapy model. With in-home therapy programs, our clinicians work 1:1 with your child, in the comfort and privacy of your own home. This approach allows your child to build functional skills that can be tailored to their daily routines within their own home.

ABA therapy in the natural setting such as a home and daycare is typically preferred as it allows the team to work with your child where their behaviors and skill deficits are occurring. This typically results in your child better learning the skills and generalizing skills outside of therapy sessions as well.

Our in-home therapy services work on areas such as Self-Help, Play Skills, Pre-Academic Skills, Language & Communications, Fine & Gross Motor Skills, Social Skills, and more!

In-Home ABA Therapy
ABA Therapy Centers in St Louis

Center-Based
ABA Therapy

Early Autism Services is now enrolling at our St. Louis therapy centers in both Fenton and St. Ann.

Our center-based therapy services include a balance of table-time learning and play-based learning. We work on areas such as Social Skills, Play Skills, Pre-Academic Skills, Fine & Gross Motor Skills, Language & Communications, and more!

Fenton Therapy Center

2075 Bentley Plaza
Fenton, MO 63026
Hours of Therapy: 8:30am – 2:30pm

St. Ann Therapy Center

10513 St. Charles Rock Rd
St. Ann, MO 63074
Hours of Therapy: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Our Approach in ABA Therapy
The EAS Difference

Comprehensive.
We offer a variety of autism therapy options including in-home ABA therapy, center-based ABA therapy, and remote therapy via Telehealth. Additionally, we offer self-guided parent education classes and socials skills groups after school and on weekends.

Experienced Clinicians.
EAS has a robust team made of hundreds of BCBAs, BCaBAs, Registered Behavior Therapists, Behavior Technicians, and insurance billing experts. Over the past decade, our team has helped hundreds of families throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, and India.

Early Autism Services BHCOE Accreditation 2021

Accredited.
EAS is accredited by the Board Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), which is an international accrediting body for behavior analysis therapy and evaluates clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction.

Personalized.
All of our therapy programs are customized to each child’s unique skills. We provide individualized care as well as regular assessments to ensure we are continuing to meet your child’s needs.

Insurance Experts.
We have a firm understanding of insurance law and the policies of each major insurance provider. We have worked on every type of insurance policy including HMO, PPO, fully-funded, self-funded, group, individual, in-state, out-of-state, private, and federal policy. Insurance can be complicated, but our team will guide you every step of the way.

Data-Driven.
The curriculum in our programs combines decades of research and years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. We continuously reassess each child’s program through frequent staff meetings. This helps us ensure that we are achieving the goals built into each child’s therapy plan.

Meet Our Clinical Director
Melissa Vesser

Melissa Vesser, Clinical Director Early Autism Services St. Louis

Melissa Vesser is the Clinical Director for EAS’s St. Louis region. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri. Melissa has a master’s degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University, with specializations in applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorders. Melissa received her post-masters degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of North Texas.  She completed training and certification in pivotal response training (PRT) from the Koegel Autism Center in Santa Barbara, California.  Melissa is a dedicated professional in the field of applied behavior analysis, having worked in clinical, classroom, and home settings over the last 10+ years.  Melissa is very passionate about serving individuals on the autism spectrum and is thrilled to be a member of the St. Louis team!

Sophia Howard Clinical Partnership Manager at Early Autism Services St. Louis

Sophia Howard
Clinical Manager & BCBA

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Sophia Howard is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri.  She has a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Saint Louis University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  She has worked with children and young adults with autism since 2006 in a variety of settings and has also implemented ABA services to other populations.  Sophia is passionate about collaborating with her teams and other specialists in order to achieve her clients’ and their family’s goals.

Sadiqa Reza, BCBA Early Autism Services St. Louis

Sadiqa Reza
Clinical Supervisor, BCBA

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Sadiqa Reza is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri.  Sadiqa received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Lindenwood University. She has been practicing ABA for 10 years with a focus in early intervention.  Sadiqa has also been involved with research work pertaining to early intervention through Lindenwood University and has presented her research at the Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) conference in 2019.  Sadiqa is passionate about applying ABA principles in the naturalistic environment with a goal to promote inclusion among learners of all abilities.

Lori Vitello, Board Certified Behavior Analyst Early Autism Services St. Louis

Lori Vitello
Clinical Supervisor, BCBA

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Lori is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Missouri-St Louis and a master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology.  She has worked with children from ages 4 to 17 in the home, clinical and school settings.  Lori is passionate about serving individuals on the autism spectrum through intensive early interventions and joining the St. Louis team!

Brooke Bellers, Lead Behavior Technician Early Autism Services St. Louis

Brooke Bellers
Clinical Supervisor, BCBA

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Brooke Bellers is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri.  She received her master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in autism and intellectual disabilities, along with graduate certificates in applied behavior analysis and autism studies from the University of Missouri- Saint Louis.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri- Columbia.  Brooke’s professional interests are providing quality ABA services in the home, school and community setting.  She has provided ABA services since receiving her bachelor’s degree and has worked with children with ASD and a variety of other developmental disabilities.  Brooke has a passion for supporting clients and their families through the development of social and functional skills.

Early Autism Services ABA Therapy

Kristen Azotea
Clinical Supervisor, BCBA

Early Autism Services ABA Therapy

Katie Blue
Assistant Clinical Supervisor, BCaBA

Early Autism Services ABA Therapy

Chloe Maltagliati
Scheduling Coordinator

Brittany Wynn, Hiring & Training Coordinator at Early Autism Services

Brittany Wynn
Hiring & Training Coordinator

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Brittany is the hiring and training coordinator for our St. Louis branch. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama where she studied psychology and minored in biology. In addition to hiring and training quality technicians for the St. Louis branch, Brittany also provides direct therapy to clients as a behavior technician.

If you are passionate about helping others and want to work in a role that can make a real impact in the lives of children with autism – then we want to meet you! Come join our St. Louis team!

We are a team of highly trained Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Behavior Technicians, and caring individuals, all committed to helping children with autism build the skills they will need for everyday life.

Click on the link below to view our open positions near St. Louis!

Our Focus
Autism Therapy

The curriculum in our ABA therapy program combines decades of research and years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Click on one of the areas shown below for more information on each of the key elements of our ABA therapy program at EAS.

Our Missions &
Values

At EAS, we strive to ensure everything we do reflects our company’s Core Purpose: To make high quality behavioral therapy available for all children with special needs, while adhering to our core values.  Our four core values are:

  • Make decisions empirically at all levels
  • Be accessible and supportive
  • Respect the individual
  • Grow alongside both the client and staff

Still have
Questions
About ABA Therapy?

If you would like to learn more about our ABA therapy program at EAS, please complete the brief form below to request a free consultation.

One of our clinicians in St. Louis will reach out for an initial meeting to give a basic overview of applied behavior analysis (ABA Therapy), answer questions about the program and our approach, discuss costs, and answer questions about your insurance coverage.

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