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Behavior Frontiers has been providing exceptional behavioral services to children with autism and other special needs in the Los Angeles area since 2004. We currently provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment services to children in the home, school, or community settings. Our ABA treatment services are designed to help children reduce their problem behaviors and learn appropriate replacement behaviors, such as socialization and communication skills. Families access our ABA treatment services through school district, insurance company, regional center, or private funding.
Behavior Frontiers’ clinical staff members are currently able to serve clients in or near the following cities:
Bell Canyon, Brandeis, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, Hidden Hills, Lake Balboa, Mission Hills, North Hills, Northridge, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Sylmar, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Warner Center, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills.
We are open to extending our range of service to additional areas and to contracting with additional school districts, regional centers, and insurance companies. Please contact our office at 310-856-0800 if you do not see your location listed above. Families located out of our service area can also receive our online ABA training for parents and professionals through Behavior Frontiers Online Training Center.
Insurance Company Services
Did you know that recent California law mandates that most health insurance plans cover ABA treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder? Behavior Frontiers has contracts with health plans so that we can provide this medically necessary treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder. Please contact us today to find out if your child’s health insurance plan will cover these benefits at 1-888-922-2843.
Behavior Frontiers is an in-network provider for the following commercial health plans within California:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Beacon Health Options
- Blue Shield (managed by Magellan)
- Humana (managed by LifeSynch)
- Kaiser (managed by Easter Seals’ Behavioral Health Network)
- Mental Health Associates (MH.net)
- United Behavioral Health (Optum)
Behavior Frontiers also provides ABA services to clients through the following Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans in California:
- Anthem Blue Cross – Medi-Cal
- Kaiser – Medi-Cal
If your child is a beneficiary of one of these health plans, please contact our office today at 888-922-2843 so we can verify benefits.
We are also in the process of finalizing contracts with additional health plans. Please contact us if you do not see your health plan listed so that we can discuss your options
School District Services
Behavior Frontiers is also certified by the California Department of Education as a nonpublic agency to provide behavior intervention design (BID) and behavior intervention implementation (BII) to school-aged children with autism and other special needs. A BID staff member is essentially the behavior supervisor who assesses the student’s behavioral needs and who designs a behavior intervention plan for the student. A BII staff member is the equivalent of a behavior instructor who works one-to-one with the student to carry-out the behavior intervention plan. Both staff members are essential for a student to receive effective ABA services.
- Los Angeles Unified School District
Regional Center Services
We provide ABA services for children through California Regional Centers. California Regional Centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the California Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Currently, Behavior Frontiers is vendored with the following Regional Centers in the Los Angeles area:
We are open to courtesy vendorization with additional Regional Centers. Contact Helen Mader for more information.
Diana Betsis, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director, Glendale/Pasadena Region
Diana Betsis received her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The following year she received her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Diana has worked with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities. During her graduate studies her work and internships focused on adolescents with severe self-injurious and aggressive behaviors. Diana has worked as a Behavior Therapist and Behavior Supervisor in home, school, and community settings and has more than 5 years of experience with ABA and developmental disabilities.
At Behavior Frontiers, Diana oversees treatment programs of clients in the West Pasadena area. She is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential through individualized treatment, parent education, and ongoing training for staff.
Elizabeth Garcia, M.A., BCBA
Assistant Clinical Director- San Fernando Valley, CA
Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Chicano/a Studies from California State University Northridge. Her masters of science degree was obtained in Counseling with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from California State University, Los Angeles. She completed her course work under the advisement of Dr. Randy Campbell and Dr. Michelle Wallace to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at California State University Los Angeles and has been a BCBA since February, 2016. She began working with children with special needs in 2006 and is dedicating to helping families and children with autism and special needs access exceptional services and behavior intervention. Elizabeth is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) using Discrete Trail Training (DTT), Verbal Behavior (VB), Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and Natural Environmental Teaching (NATs) methods, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Functional Communication Training (FCT). Her experience and professional strengths include parent and staff training, assessments, curriculum development, and early intervention. Elizabeth values a collaborative approach by collaborating with other related professionals and parents in order to provide high quality behavioral services so that clients can meet their highest potential.