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Virginia Beach, VA: New ABA center opens

Dec 19, 2023, WTKR, Norfolk, VA:  Therapy center for children with autism opens in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A new center focusing on serving those with autism spectrum disorder has opened in the Lynnhaven area of Virginia Beach.

Golden Steps ABA offers in-home therapy and early intervention services, according to its clinic manager, Ashley Geary….

We’re teaching kids how to read, how to open doors, how to use the bathroom," said behavioral therapist Sharlett Lima. “And when you get to reach those milestones, you know that like, 'Wow, I did that. We did that,’ we were able to teach this child something they will carry on for the rest of their lives.”…

Geary says many children with autism are eligible for Medicaid, which helps pay for services. Those with private insurance often have co-pays ranging from about $10 to $50 per session until they’ve reached their cap.

Golden Steps ABA does not currently accept Tricare insurance, which serves military families….


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