BCBA Leadership & Certified ABA Therapists
Dedicated to life-changing ABA therapy and early autism intervention.
Our Mission is to help children and their families succeed.
Building on our years of experience working with children with ASD, our BCBAs are inspired to overcome the challenges and barriers to life-changing therapy and maximize families’ quality of life. We leverage our expertise and partner with parents, providers, schools, community groups, and insurance plans to create new opportunities, one child at a time.
When you partner with Ascend Behavior Partners, you benefit from the leadership of a Licensed Child Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with deep expertise treating children with Autism and developmental delays. Additionally, our BCBAs average some of the highest years of experience in the field. We answer only to our clients and our community, ensuring the highest quality services and ethics. We focus all our resources and efforts on what matters most: your child’s progress.
ABA therapy care plans are guided by our three pillars:
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) average 10 years of experience in the field, which increases a child’s learning by 40% (Dixon et al, 2016). Our rigorous clinical quality standards incorporate the latest research to ensure each child’s success.
We partner with you to maximize your family’s quality of life. We listen to your goals and priorities and take a team approach to designing the care plan. Every family receives parent training to speed their child’s progress and has a dedicated, compassionate, readily accessible therapy team.
We enhance the quality of your experience with seamless access to support and resources you need, when you need them. This care coordination enables us to accelerate learning outcomes with continuity of care and evidence-based decisions for all care providers.
While every child benefits from treatment as early as possible, interaction with an experienced BCBA is measurably different. Our BCBAs average 10 years of experience in the field, which increases a child’s learning by 40% (Dixon et al, 2016).
Licensed Child Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Dr. Michael Wright
Our clinical services are led by Dr. Michael Wright, a Licensed Child Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Dr. Wright has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children with Autism and their families. Dr. Wright leverages his deep expertise to provide family-focused, developmentally appropriate, proven therapy to those diagnosed with Autism.
Dr. Wright’s interest and experience is in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), family and parent training, and cognitive behavioral therapy to treat issues of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders.
B.S. Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas
Ph.D. Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas
Post-doctoral training in the treatment of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders
Experience seamless care coordination with our Dedicated Team
At Ascend Behavior Partners, your child’s care team is led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with Masters- or Ph.D.-level training and 10+ years of experience in the field. They partner with you to create and implement the treatment plan, provide parent and family training, and coordinate with other providers to ensure the fastest progress for your child.
Our Behavior Therapists bring their passion and enthusiasm for working with children to make therapy effective, enjoyable, and positive for children and families. Working under the direct supervision of a BCBA, each Behavior Therapist has rigorous training in positive behavior reinforcement and extensive experience interacting with children in a variety of settings.
Your Family Concierge partners with you to make the logistics of therapy simple so you can focus on your child’s progress and begin life-changing therapy as quickly as possible. They save you time and effort by coordinating with your insurance plan, scheduling therapy and appointments, and communication with your child’s providers to ensure high quality therapy.
Accepted Insurance Plans
We are in-network with most of the major plans and handle all aspects of insurance so you can focus on your child’s progress. Find out how we partner with you to understand your benefits and guide you through the process.