Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is often described as the "gold standard" for autism treatment. The programs within ABA have a systematic teaching approach that involves breaking skills down into small, easy-to-learn steps. ABA is endorsed for autism by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General.
Amber Nelms is a Board-certified behavioral Analyst, who has synthesized her educational foundation in behavioral science with in-field experience and personal insight. As a mother of a child with autism, Amber knows what it is like to be on both sides of the equation when it comes to teaching and learning how to parent an individual diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).