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Local Providers of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

These lists are not a comprehensive listing of all local providers who provide effective treatment of autism or assist families seeking quality, research based ABA programs. Exclusion of a local provider from this list does not necessarily imply non-endorsement by the LA FEAT. The local providers listed below are merely starting points for those seeking information on the effective treatment of autism. Parents and families and others interested in the community are encouraged to conduct their own investigation about providers on these lists and other providers in the community. LA FEAT offers the information in these lists free of charge, as a service to the general public. LA FEAT disclaims and does not make representations, warranties, guarantees or promises on behalf of or for those listed, and assumes no liability nor responsibility for any service or product provided.

ABA Behavior Education, Assessment, Research, & Service
Sharon Tsabag-Arbel, PhD, Clinical Director
8780 19th Street, Unit #398
Alta Loma, CA 91701
(888) 618-2327
Fax (888) 918-2327
Autism Behavior Intervention
Marla Saltzman, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
Maureen Moore, MA, BCBA, PPS, Managing Director
San Fernando Valley:
17203 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
Encino , CA 91316
(818) 501-3615
Santa Clarita Valley:
25044 Peachland Ave., Suite 104
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(844) 646-7516 (toll free)
Autism Partnership
Ron Leaf, PhD, Director
John McEachin, PhD, Director
200 Marina Drive, Suite C
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-9293
Behavioral Education for Children with Autism
Julie Gomez, MA, BCBA, Director
Stephen Johnson, PhD, BCBA-D, Associate Director
Francine Holguin, MS, BCBA, Associate Director
369 Van Ness Way #710
Torrance, CA 90501
tel (310) 787-9334
fax (310) 787-8626
Behavior Frontiers
Helen Mader, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
18726 S. Western Avenue, Suite 408
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 856-0800
fax (310) 324-3134
Behavioral Learning Network (BLN)
Gregory M. Elsky, Psy.D, LMFT, BCBA-D, Clinical Director
1093 Broxton Ave, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 871-6800
fax (310) 933-4134
Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, Founder & Executive Director
(855) 345-2273
19019 Ventura Blvd., 3rd Floor
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 345-2345
fax (818) 758-8015
20101 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 120
Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 527-7300
fax (310) 527-7320
California Unified Service Providers
Eric W. Maier, MA, BCBA, Executive Director
Los Angeles County:
3868 Carson St. Suite 201
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-2877 / (310) 792-CUSP
fax (310) 792-2878
Orange County:
12419 Lewis St #206
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-0135
fax (310) 792-2878
FirstSteps for Kids
Jennifer Harris, PhD, LMFT, BCBA-D, Executive Director
Lisa Stoddard, MA, BCBA, Executive Clinical Director
2447 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 111
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 374-3300
fax (310) 374-3307
Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis
19510 Ventura Blvd, Suite 204
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 881-1933
JBA Institute
Janet I. Yi, MS, BCBA, Clinical Director
Orange County:
65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(866) 522-4145
fax (866) 522-4149
Los Angeles:
21151 S. Western Ave, Suite 246
Torrance, CA 90501
(866) 522-4145
fax (866) 522-4149
Lovaas Institute
Scott Cross, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
6167 Bristol Pkwy, Suite 130
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 410-4450
fax (310) 410-4455
The Shabani Institute
Daniel B. Shabani, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director
(310) 467-8077
fax (310) 552-5961
Stepping Stones
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Inc.
Sharon Venezio, MA,BCBA
Regional Manager
21550 Oxnard St, Suite 490
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 835-8980
fax (818) 835-8985


Local Providers of Independent Psychological Assessments

Dr. Betty B. Bostani
Clinical Psychologist
12011 W San Vicente Blvd. Suite B-1.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 889-1030
BJ Freeman, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Autism Spectrum Disorders
Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine
(310) 440-8543
Mary E. Large, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
370 N. Westlake Blvd., #220
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 215-0863
Melanie Lenington, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
11340 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 320
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 477-2505
fax (310) 477-2502
Robin L. Morris, PsyD, MFT
Clinical Psychologist
26440 La Alameda Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 351-3770 cell phone
UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic
300 Medical Plaza, Room 1261
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 794-4008
Ellie Klein, Scheduling


Local Special Education Attorneys

The following attorneys have experience with autism and ABA cases, and have been successful in securing 35-40 hour programs through the regional center and/or school district.

Bruce Bothwell
One World Trade Center, Suite 1860
Long Beach, CA 90831
(562) 435-0818
Heather Boyd
Boyd Law Corporation
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 590-6906
Maureen Graves
18350 Mt. Langley, Suite 207
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 378-5100
Fax: (949) 856-0168
Marcy Tiffany
Tiffany Law Group, P.C.
23670 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90505
(424) 247-8250 x304
fax (424) 247-8257
mobile (310) 748-1332
Valerie Vanaman
Newman Aaronson Vanaman
14001 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-3558
(818) 990-7722
Mark Woodsmall
Woodsmall Law Group
2600 Mission Street Suite 200
San Marino, Ca 91108
fax 626-440-0068
Steven Wyner
Wyner Law Group, PC
20655 S. Western Avenue, Suite 105
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 961-2877
fax (310) 533-8099


Local Advocates

The following advocates have experience with autism and ABA cases, and have been successful in representing families against regional centers and/or school districts. Advocates do not possess law degrees and are not authorized to practice law. Fees for advocates are not required to be reimbursed by school districts in due process proceedings.

Carmen Carley
South Bay Child Advocates
1003 Beech Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 951-0774
fax (310) 783-0774


Disclaimer: This is not intended as a complete list of qualified local professionals and/or providers. No promise, guarantee or implied agreement is made as to the quality or appropriateness of services you may or may not obtain from any professional or provider listed herein. This information is provided for informational purposes only and should not be misconstrued as legal, medical, or any other type of professional advice. This information is submitted subject to errors and omissions. Please independently research professionals and service providers carefully before making any decisions concerning your child.

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