Welcome to the world of Firefly Autism

Firefly Autism employs the scientifically supported practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the clinical foundation of all our treatment.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior. As mentioned, behavior analysts began working with young children with autism and related disorders in the 1960s. Early techniques often involved adults directing most of the instruction. Some allowed the child to take the lead. Since that time, a wide variety of ABA techniques have been developed for building useful skills in learners with autism – from toddlers through adulthood.
These techniques can be used in structured situations such as a classroom lesson as well as in "everyday" situations such as family dinnertime or the neighborhood playground. Some ABA therapy sessions involve one-on-one interaction between the behavior analyst and the participant. Group instruction can likewise prove useful.

How does ABA benefit those with Autism?

Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.

Firefly's Services

Therapy according to you: At home, at school or at our clinic; Group or Individual. Firefly Autism is there where you need us.

Early Childhood Program

Ages: 18 months to 5 years
Monday – Friday
Full Day: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Half Day: 8:30 am -11:30 am
11:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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School Age Program

Primary: 6 years to 13 years
Secondary: 13 years to 18 years
Young Adult: 18 years to 21 years
Monday – Friday
8:45 am – 3:30 pm

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Social Skills

Ages: 18 months to 21 years
Group Sessions
Tues: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

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Home Based Services

No Age Limit
Theapy Services by Appointment

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Contact Firefly Autism

Phone

+1 (303) 759-1192

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2695 Jersey Street
Denver, CO 80222