Providing Clinical, Educational, and Vocational Services to the Greater New Orleans
Chartwell Center is a New Orleans nonprofit (501c3) working to make a difference in the autism community. We are in our 20th year educating and providing clinical services to children and adults with autism. Currently, we provide a wide variety of services including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), academic services, and vocational training.
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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline that can apply across a broad range of interventions, but has been specifically proven by research to be effective for those on the Autism Spectrum. ABA is identified as best practice for the population that we work with at Chartwell, and it is the one service that is reimbursed by commercial insurance companies and Medicaid.
We utilize ABA principles to teach and maintain skills with all of our clients across multiple settings. We believe a combination of Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Teaching (NET) is important in the establishment, maintenance, and generalized use of the skills our students develop. DTT is used to initially teach new skills when indicated while NET focuses on learning outside of targeted instructional time.