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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.

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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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QBS Training

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Quality Behavioral Solutions

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  • Reduce the frequency of crisis events
  • Prevent or reduce the use of restraint
  • Respond appropriately & safely to challenging behavior
  • Intervene after a crisis to reduce chance for reoccurrance
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  • Prevent, minimize, manage behavioral challenges
  • ABA, PBIS, and reinforcement-based procedures
  • Rigorous standards with errorless learning technology
  • Decrease injuries; reduce restraint and seclusion
  • Customizable, preventative non-intrusive behaviors
  • Small classes with unlimited support and resources


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Certification

Provided to Family ​members, School Staff & ​Teachers, Specialized ​Service Providers, Behavior ​Analysts, and Registered ​Behavior Technicians"

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Certification Training

Location

Certification Training can be held at your practice location or our partner facility located in Kahalu'u.

QBS Training Available

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

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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