Autism and Behavioral Resource Center



Studies show that early diagnosis with treatment is connected with dramatic success.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) it is believed that behavior can be changed. We do this by teaching new skills, changing the setting, and replacing current behaviors with new behaviors. The purpose of ABA is to teach in a way the learner can remember the skill and perform the skill on their own. Our goal is to help learners to do things on their own.


Criteria for Services Individuals must:

  • Live in Shiawassee County
  • Be between the ages of 0-21 years
  • Receive Medicaid
  • Be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

SHW can help with

The ABA service provides evidence based practices and/or plans that are directed to grow the skills of a child with ASD in:

  • Daily Living Activities
  • Communication
  • Higher Reasoning roles
  • Personal Relationships
  • Learning Readiness
  • Motor skills
  • Play
  • Self-Regulation

The Autism and Behavioral Resource Center is available to Medicaid-covered children under 21 years of age.

A Shiawassee Health & Wellness (SHW) team of board-certified professionals and behavior technicians develop and provide an individual comprehensive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) treatment plan for children who are diagnosed with autism and qualify for the program.

Referrals are accepted from physicians and early childhood mental health professionals properly trained in autism diagnosis and treatment.

Family Support Subsidy Program

The Family Support Subsidy (FSS) is a community-based, family-centered support service that makes it possible for children with developmental disabilities to remain with and to return to their birth or adoptive families. The subsidy provides a monthly payment ($229.31) that the family must spend on special needs that occur as a result of caring for a child with a severe disability at home. Shiawassee County families can apply for the subsidy by contacting Laura Stephen at (989) 723-0732.

The Family Support Subsidy brochures provide more details about the program and eligibility requirements and are in both English and Spanish. For English version, click here, and for Spanish version, click here.


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Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 723-6791

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