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200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Ste A325-5146

Honolulu HI 96817

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Your Local Business Providing Autism and ABA Services to Families in Hawai'i.

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ISLAND ABA

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve and support our local communities in Hawai’i by providing ABA treatment that is aligned with your household.

Our Values

  • To meet families where they are in their journey to understanding a loved one’s behavior.
  • To support our island community here at home!
  • To prioritize understanding the custom and culture of each family to tailor our care to your needs.

What Makes Island ABA Unique

The local island community is where Island ABA aims to connect. Any effective treatment approach, in our opinion, must be built on developing close bonds with the families we serve. We are aware of how personal it is for you to let us inside your private space, so we start by gaining a better understanding of how your family operates on a daily basis.


We are interested in learning about the cultural values that are significant in your home, the routines and timetables that work well for your busy schedules, and the areas in which you feel the most support is needed.


By getting to know you we become a member of your family.

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FAQs

A Simple Guide to ABA Therapy

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What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior. We examine how behavior works, how behavior changes with the environment, and the optimal ways in which one learns.

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How ABA Works

Based on your family needs, ABA therapy is typically delivered directly to the patient (1:1), in small groups, or through consultation. It focuses on teaching necessary skills to increase appropriate behaviors and decrease behaviors that might be dangerous or impede learning.

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Why Start Now?

Why wait?! ABA therapy is most effective when it is introduced early. This allows us to teach family caregivers the foundational skills and strategies needed to change behavior. We know that it is more challenging to break habits that have been learned over long periods of time.

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HOW to Get sTARTED

To learn more about our ABA therapy programs call us at 828.283.0620 or fill out our inquiry form for a more detailed response. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

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How Can ABA Help My Family?

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Communication Skills

Learn to ask for what they need and want by communicating with words, pictures, gestures/sign, or with a communication device.

Self-Advocacy skills

Learn to speak up when they need help, are hurt and tell you if they don't like something.

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Regulate Emotions

Learn to improve emotional regulation and reduce challenging behavior.

Safety Skills

Learn to identify dangerous situations and stay close to care givers, or call 911 for emergencies.

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Problem-solving skills

Learn to make decisions and manage unexpected changes in routine and schedules.

Self-Care routines

Learn to use the toilet, brush their teeth, advocate for privacy when performing hygiene routines

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Household routines

Learn to make their bed, clean up toys, take care of a pet, or set the table.

Social and Play Skills

Learn to share, take turns and work with others.

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Reduce and Eliminate Dangerous and Harmful Behaviors

Learn appropriate replacement behaviors to reduce self-injury, aggression, and property destruction.

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Our Services

Client Services

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Assessment


Whether you are new to Island ABA or an ongoing patient, a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and/or Functional Analysis (FA) is used to determine areas of need and baseline for starting treatment. A family analysis may also be used to determine how to comprehensively support the family as a whole.

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Parent Consultation

This includes direct 1:1 parent/caregiver consultation with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) from intake to on-going care and discharge. We will educate, model, teach, and practice strategies that will move you towards your family goals.

Education

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ABA Therapy

The delivery of Applied Behavior Analysis treatment to the patient. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, a treatment plan will be designed to address priorities of need. Direct therapy is provided by a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

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Group ABA Therapy

Small groups used for social skill acquisition with like peers. Island ABA is one of the few ABA providers in Hawai’i who are PEERS certified by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for adolescent aged children.

Our Services

ABA Treatment at Island ABA

Ongoing treatment at Island ABA will be provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and supervised Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Our therapy is based at home and within the community. We do not offer clinic-based sessions at this time. Based on the needs and the goals of the family, your BCBA will recommend the length and frequency of sessions. Each patient’s treatment plan is customized to meet their unique needs and objectives.

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How to Pay

Insurance

Is ABA Therapy Considered Healthcare?

Based on the science of learning and behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of treatment. It is regarded as a medically required treatment for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Fortunately, Island ABA accepts select insurance plans and will assist you in handling any insurance-related matters. Learn how we work together to identify your benefits and assist you along the process.

Accepted Insurance Plans

Every family should have access to high-quality, insurance covered ABA services.

Give us a call to discuss your choices right now.

Paying Out of Pocket?

We believe that every family should have access to the highest, reasonably priced ABA services.

Give us a call to discuss your options right now.

Our Waitlist Policy

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to all our existing and potential patients. If you feel your home values align with Island ABA, we encourage adding your family to our Waitlist. To do so, please fill out the Preliminary Intake Form below. Even if you begin receiving services from another provider, this allows us to follow up with your family.

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Our Team

Meet Our Team

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How Our Story Began

Island ABA has served a diverse group of families in Hawai’i since 2016. Our service providers have been working with patients since the early 2000’s. Together, we’ve seen the disparity between individuals who had readily available access to ABA services versus local families that could find no one to help them. That's when we made a conscious decision to commit our practice to our local island community who have the right to access care no matter what challenges they face.

Jennifer Bishop, MA, BCBA, LBA (Director)

"... I realized I could make a conscious choice to dedicate my practice to my community."

Krizia Baldon, BA

(Office Manager & Privacy Officer)

"Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make the world a beautiful garden." - Anonymous

Joanna Cabrales Silang, MA, BCBA, LBA (Clinical Consultant & Supervisor)

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

Stacy Furukawa, MA, BCBA, LBA

(Clinical Consultant & Supervisor)

"Behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change."

- L. David

Gail Patingan, MS, BCBA, LBA

(Clinical Consultant & Supervisor)

"If a child can’t learn the way we teach, we should teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada

Ian Bishop, AA

(Lead Registered Behavior Technician & Company Safety-Care Trainer)

"He Keiki Aloha Nā Mea Kanu. Plants are beloved children; with nourishment, care and love, they flourish." - Hawaiian Proverb

Tara Mabry, BA

(Registered Behavior Technician)

“My reason for working in ABA is to help the kids find their strengths and to build on them to help them live their best life.”

Dante Bishop

(Registered Behavior Technician)

“ABA is about providing skills necessary for our clients and families to navigate the world with confidence and independence, while feeling supported.”

“You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you..”

Chanelle Camero

(Registered Behavior Technician)

Aree Ellis

(Registered Behavior Technician Intern)

“Be the reason someone feels seen, heard and supported. Helping one person may not change the world but could change the world for that person.”

Tyler Zumek

(Registered Behavior Technician Intern)

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." - Peter Drucker

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Our Team

Join Our Team

Work With Us

We are always looking to expand our team to ensure we continue supporting our local community.


We Provide:

  • RBT Supervision and ongoing certification
  • Ongoing workshops to keep updated in our field
  • BCaBA/BCBA candidate supervision and field work hours fulfilled when paired with a BCBA


Please fill out an application and send your resume to admin@islandabaoahu.com.

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All Summer Positions have been filled.

Please email us to inquire for Fall 2024.

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Internship Program Summer 2024

At Island ABA, our mission is to serve and support our local communities in Hawai’i by providing Applied Behavior Analysis treatment that is aligned with each diverse household. If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in, join us for our Summer Internship program!


Our Summer Internship program is designed to offer students hands-on experience, contribute to meaningful work, learn from experienced professionals and grow as future Behavior Analysts. We believe in investing in our interns’ growth and development to uplift our community.


Here are some things students will gain by interning with Island ABA:


  • Real-World Experience
  • Immersion
  • Professional Development
  • Mentorship & Networking
  • Impact


By the end of our internship program, students will have dual certification as a Registered Behavior Technician and in QBS Safety Care under Island ABA. Automatically making our interns more experienced and equipped in the field of ABA than your counterparts!


SPACE IS LIMITED!

For more information, email us at office@islandabaoahu.com.

QBS Training Available

Email us for more information at admin@islandabaoahu.com or click on the link below.

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200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Ste A325-5146

Honolulu HI 96817

828.283.0620

808.748.0945

Service Hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am to 12 noon

Closed on Sundays

*The children and families in the photographs and videos on our website are either purchased stock photos or Island ABA has received special written permission to use the photographs in its social media and marketing efforts, including our website. Reusing images is prohibited without prior consent.

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