Treatment Model

Autism Interventions and Resources, Inc. (A.I.R., Inc.) is a group of professionals dedicated to providing behavioral services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

A.I.R.'s services are based exclusively upon the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most-scientifically validated treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities. Each A.I.R. program is designed specifically to address the needs of an individual child, focusing on particular areas of strength while utilizing positive behavioral strategies to decrease maladaptive behaviors and improve areas of deficiency.

Hope is in the AIR

Population Served


Treatment is focused on increasing skill levels in the following developmental areas (Following each area are a few examples of specific skills that may be targeted under that developmental domain.):


  • Numbers
  • Letters
  • Telling Time
  • Recalling Events

Motor Development

  • Writing
  • Throwing a Ball
  • Riding a Bike

Social/Emotional Development

  • Greeting others
  • Friendship Building Skills
  • Eye Contact
  • Choosing Appropriate Conversational Topics


  • Language Structure
  • Spontaneous Language
  • Communication of Needs (Mands)
  • Labeling/Commenting (Tacts)
  • Conversations (Intraverbals)

Adaptive Behavior

  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Feeding (Food Selectivity and/or Mealtime Routine)
  • Safety (Crossing Street, Strangers)
  • Household Duties

Excessive maladaptive behaviors are targeted for reduction in frequency, intensity, and/or duration. Some examples include:

  • Aggression
  • Self-Injury
  • Property Destruction
  • Self-Stimulatory Behavior
  • Elopement
  • Dangerous Behavior
  • Noncompliance
Hope is in the AIR

Only positive behavioral interventions are utilized throughout the process of treatment. As such, the following behavioral strategies may be employed:

  • Reinforcement Analysis
  • Reinforcement
  • Token Systems
  • Behavioral Contracts
  • Extinction
  • Differential Reinforcement
  • Replacement Behaviors

Hope is in the AIRCaregiver involvement is not only emphasized but is a mandatory component of A.I.R. programs. A.I.R. strongly believes that the child’s caregivers, in particular the child’s parents, are the most critical component of the child’s program. Hope is in the AIRAs such, parent training is provided to all caregivers directly involved in the child’s program. Caregivers will be trained within the child’s natural environment on how to apply behavioral interventions, generalize skills that the child is and has acquired, and structure the physical and programmatic environment to maximize the child’s potential. This includes teaching the caregivers to use only positive methods to make significant changes in the child’s behavior and skill level.


• Assessment - Functional Behavior Assessments, Functional Analysis, Skills Assessment, and Intake Assessment
• 1:1 ABA - Service provided directly to individual within the home, community, or school settings
• Caregiver Consultation - Service provided directly to caregivers (parents, grandparents, nannies, etc.) within the home and community settings
• Case Supervision - Supervisors oversee the design, evaluation, and implementation of the ABA program
• Workshops/Trainings - Workshops and trainings are provided to families, school districts, and private agencies on special topics