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Applied Behavior Analysis

Utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Essential Beginnings envisions a world that can better communicate with young people through understanding their psychological ability and supporting them in navigating their socio-emotional contexts. We serve clients ages 2 to 21 who have been diagnosed or show signs of autism, ADHD, and other behavioral concerns. Our team of certified behavior analysts serves young people and their families at our center in Smyrna, Delaware, or in their home.

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Applied Behavior Analysis


From their first cries, children are navigating their environment by letting us know they are here and letting us know their needs.  At Essential Beginnings, we appreciate each child and young adult as an individual.  We meet young people where they are and help develop and grow them to their fullest potential. Through various means, each young person is individually assessed and individual goals are created to meet each of their unique needs.


Center Based ABA Therapy

While in our center-based therapy program participants will have one-on-one instruction and learning opportunities. During therapy, there will be the opportunity to engage with others through fun group activities to increase one's ability in effectively navigating social situations. From visiting our site, young people gain the skills needed to be successful in their schools and communities.

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Home Based ABA Therapy

During home-based therapy, a therapist will visit a young person's home to provide one-on-one support. The therapist will equip everyone with a toolbox to support one another as they all navigate the daily happenings in their home. Our home-based therapy will provide homes with the support needed to be successful through fostering better family and community relationships.

Contact Us

24 East Mount Vernon Street Suite 103

Smyrna, DE 19977


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