evidence-based services for autistic children

We use Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention and collaborative parent coaching to support your child’s growth, independence and joy.

Naturalistic, evidence-based services for children with autism

We use Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) which weave learning opportunities into children’s play and daily activities to foster natural, joyful learning and development.

Here is how anna will support your family:

Intervention Services

Evidence-based autism care that is compassionate and naturalistic.

Parent Coaching

Whole family care with evidence-based parent coaching.

Insurance Support

Learn more about what to expect as you start services with ANNA.

Naturalistic care takes care of your loved one

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Care Model

Evidence-Based NDBI
Traditional ABA

Therapy Setting

Embraces the child’s natural environment for a more organic learning experience.
May occur in artificial or clinical settings, potentially less reflective of everyday life.

Initiation of Interaction

Encourages the child’s initiative, promoting self-driven engagement.
Occurs in highly rigid, discrete trial testing settings

Focus of Therapy

Holistically addresses developmental needs, fostering overall growth.
Often narrowly targets behavior modification, overlooking broader developmental contexts.


Utilizes intrinsic motivation, which can lead to more enduring learning.
Relies on external rewards, which may not be sustainable or translate to real-world situations.

Parental Involvement

Actively involves parents, strengthening family dynamics and support.
Parental role can be minimized, creating a disconnect from the therapeutic process.

Flexibility of Approach

Adaptable to the child’s moment-to-moment needs, valuing individuality.
Can be rigid, adhering strictly to predefined protocols regardless of immediate context

Behavioral Techniques

Seamlessly integrates with developmental milestones, supporting a more natural progression.
Focuses on minute, discrete behaviors, at the cost of disregarding the child’s natural learning pace.

Goals of Intervention

Prioritizes meaningful skill-building within the child’s developmental trajectory.
Concentrates on behavior reduction or acquisition, limiting the scope of what is taught.

Response to Child's Behavior

Attentive to the child’s emotional experiences, affirming their feelings.
May overlook the underlying emotional needs that inform behaviors.


Traditional ABA

Teaching occurs in natural settings such as
play or daily routines so that children learn to
use skills where they matter most.

Teaching occurs in a highly-structured
context, often at a table. Complex skills are
broken down into small components that
children practice repeatedly in isolation.

NDBI leverages the child’s unique strengths
and interests to create motivation for
learning opportunities

The child’s motivation to learn is contrived
through the use of rewards such as food.

Emphasizes the importance of following the
child’s lead in play and establishing a social
relationship with the child as a foundation for

Traditional ABA services often uses
adult-directed activities. The adult
determines what toys or activities the child
has access to.

NDBI actively incorporates caregivers in the
intervention process. Teaching caregivers to
use NDBI strategies in the context of play and
daily routines ensures consistency in the
approach across different environments,
provides the child with more hours of
intervention, and empowers parents to
actively support their child’s development.

Caregiver involvement is not a central
aspect of intervention delivery. The
highly-structured teaching approaches
do not easily fit into everyday life.

NDBI reflects a collaborative approach to
autism intervention, incorporating principles
and theories from a range of professional
disciplines such as psychology, speech
language pathology and early childhood.

Traditional ABA services are typically
delivered with high intensity, with limited
collaboration and input from other
professional disciplines

We’ve got you covered.

We accept most major insurance providers, including Medicaid. Not insured? We will work with you to help you get the coverage you need.