Center Based Services The Southcoast Autism Center

Center Based Services The Southcoast Autism Center

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Contact Information

The Southcoast Autism Center
Contact: Sinead Petersen Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director
Email Address:
Phone: 508-997-1311

69 Main Street Fairhaven, MA 02719
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location Center Based Services


The Autism Center provides full day and half day educational programs for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Our year-round programs provide education to support individuals ages 2-6 years. Our center is guided by a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst who oversee all programs and services. These programs are based on applied behavior analysis (ABA).

In the FOUNDATIONS Program ABA Therapy may occur in any context depending on each child’s interests and desires. Because each child receives 1:1 instruction, ABA Therapists have the flexibility to individualize each child’s day around their own unique interests. The centerbased environment is perfectly suited to encourage the natural interests of young children. While, one child may be eager to run, jump and climb in the indoor playground. Another youngster may be drawn to the peacefulness of their own therapy room, filled with their favorite toys and treats. Regardless of the environment each highly trained ABA therapist contrives learning opportunities according to each child’s individualized treatment plan. Data is collected and reviewed every single day. A full time Board Certified Behavior Analyst is on site to ensure data based decisions are made regarding teaching procedures and programs.

Service Types

  • After School Programs
  • Domestic Violence Counseling
  • Early Intervention
  • Family Support
  • Outpatient
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • 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

  • Autism Spectrum

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Private Insurance