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Devereux Autism Center (Serving Phoenix and Tucson Areas)

Autism Program Overview

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona Autism Center supports children and adolescents 0-18 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the development of communication, social, and adaptive skills needed to live independent, fulfilling, productive, and socially connected lives.

Our Services

  • Person Centered:  Individualized and flexible to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.
  • Collaborative:Our professional staff works closely with the child, family, and related community members to maximize each child’s potential.
  • Community Focused: Services and supports are delivered in school, community, home, center, and employment settings.
  • Accountable and Effective: We use objective data and social validity measures to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based practices and data-based decision models to modify treatment plans. 

Our interventions enhance

  • Skills: We work with each child to address skills deficits and problematic behavior that lead to greater independence and success across settings.
  • Self Determination: Services and supports promote each child’s ability to participate in home, school, social, daily living, and leisure activities, and make decisions that positively impact the child’s life.
  • Quality of Life: Indicators used in determining success include satisfaction with school and employment, community integration, social connectedness, and personal autonomy. 

Autism Program Key Features

Services are provided as a part of an integrated behavioral healthcare system.  Our Autism Center utilizes evidence-based strategies including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and positive behavioral supports. 

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) designs individualized treatment programs that include:

  1. Teaching to improve language, social, and adaptive skills;
  2. Reducing problematic behavior; and
  3. Maintenance and generalization procedures 

Additional features:

  • Treatment intensity ranges from consultation to intensive behavioral intervention
  • Functional behavior assessments (FBAs) are used for problem behavior intervention plans
  • One-on-one ABA therapy provided in home,  school, and community settings
  • Caregiver training is included in treatment plans
  • Caregiver support groups available 

Have questions or need more information? 

Use our online form or contact us:

Phoenix and Tucson Autism Center Phone
Phone: (480) 338-0421
Email: AZAutismCenter@devereux.org