Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS)

Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS)

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Contact Information

Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS)
Contact: Mariela Vargas-Irwin, Executive Director
Email Address:
Phone: 617-467-4136
Alternate Phone: 617-647-4548
Fax: 617-863-9003

110 Cedar Street, Suite 10 Wellesley, MA 02481
Area Served: Central

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ABLS services are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United, MassHealth, Aetna, and some self funded plans like Microsoft.

The mission of Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS) is to provide the highest quality educational and clinical services for children with Autism, Anxiety, Feeding, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other Disruptive Behavior Disorders using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence-based approaches.

Applied Behavior Analysis is used to develop data-based individualized programs to teach communication, social skills, self-regulation, coping skills, and self-care. Traditional behavioral instructional methods, such as discrete trials, are combined with Naturalistic Teaching Methods (e.g., Pivotal Response Training and Natural Environment Training) and other evidence-based approaches to create a program that meets the needs of each child. Programs focus on the acquisition of skills and the generalization of these skills to natural environments. A systematic, data-driven approach to generalization is used to ensure that skills become part of the child’s functional behavior repertoire.

At Applied Behavioral Learning Services we believe that in order to provide high quality services for children, it is important to attend to the specific needs of families and their particular circumstances. In keeping with this philosophy, services are tailored to fit the unique profile of each child and his/her family and may include home visits, community outings, and consultation to the family.

Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Family Support
  • Socialization Activities

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health
  • Aetna Health Insurance Company
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Nonverbal Communication

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Private Insurance, Personal Funds