Autism Services

Familylinks offers therapeutic services for individuals with autism ages 2 to 21 and their families using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We will be offering individual and small-group services, as well as parent training. In addition, we will offer behavioral consultation for schools and organizations including Functional Behavioral Assessments. We look forward to serving you!

Our program exists to support individuals with autism in living productive independent lives in their communities of choice and in a world where they are valued, accepted, included, and safe.

Do you want…

  • Your strengths and interests celebrated?

  • To feel comfortable making and keeping friends?

  • To gain confidence in your skills?

  • Strategies to communicate more effectively?

  • To actively engage in communities of your choice?

Let us create the blueprint to cultivate your skills and guide you towards your goals!

Understanding ABA

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is considered the most effective method by the medical, psychological, and behavioral health communities for changing behaviors and teaching skills to individuals with autism.

Our Approach to ABA is Different

  • Our approach merges effective interventions with compassionate, reflective practice. We listen to participants every step of the way, learn alongside them, and focus on creating experiences of joy, respect, and encouragement. Your goals are our goals, not the other way around.

  • We take all participants regardless of presentation or complexity of symptoms. If we can help, we will.

  • Our therapists tailor services that are relevant and valuable to you. All participants will get the same, consistent, quality of care.

  • We rejoice in your successes, no matter how big or small!

  • We serve qualified families of all economic backgrounds, race, religion, family structure, color, and national or ethnic origin.

  • We are focused on you, your goals, and your natural systems of support.

  • We respect each individual's personal choice to use person-first or identity-first language to describe themselves. We use both language conventions interchangeably and therefore refer to both individuals with autism and autistic individuals. We will use your preferred terminology when serving you.

We currently accept UPMC, CCBHO, and United insurance.

If you or someone you know, may benefit from these services, please call 412-924-0246 or email [email protected].

To send an inquiry, click here.

To access the intake packet, click here.

We are here to help.

“I successfully took Mina to the drive-in, where she sat for the entire movie. The following day, I took her to Kennywood, where she successfully waited in lines for the roller coasters and didn't run away from me. The changes are already showing! Six months ago, I couldn't even imagine doing things like this with her!

This is amazing!”

– Kathy, Mina’s Mother