Since 2011, Positive Pathways has provided therapy for children on the autism spectrum. We are a family-owned and family-centered practice serving San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties in California. Our compassionate, experienced staff use applied behavior analysis (ABA) to help your child learn, grow, and thrive.

The Positive Pathways Difference

At Positive Pathways, we celebrate each child’s unique abilities. By using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and our fun, play-based approach, we engage your child in the process. Our board-certified behavior analysts create personalized, research-based services for your child’s unique needs, ensuring that strong relationships and joy are always at the forefront of our work. We attribute our success to our focus on child-led ABA in real-life settings. Our sincere dedication to collaboration and connecting with families lets each child flourish. We believe every child should have the chance to learn, grow, and thrive.

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Every child is unique. We serve children on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental disabilities with a passion and expertise for early intervention. By using fun, engaging methods backed by science, we can help your child overcome challenging behaviors and develop new skills. Research shows that early intervention is crucial to long-term improvements in quality of life, including daily living skills, social and play skills, and communication. The relationship between parents and therapists is also key to the success of early interventions. When the family is involved, whether through participating in ABA sessions or using strategies at home, children thrive. Therefore, Positive Pathways makes communication and collaboration with families a priority.

We use an integrative approach to create play-based, engaging programs. Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Verbal Behavior, and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) target communication skills and social interactions, too. Natural Environment Training (NET) is also used in our program so that children can use their newly learned skills in a number of settings. Finally, Positive Pathways focuses on social skill development to help your child interact with his or her family and peers through sessions available at parks within the community.

Our Services

We provide services throughout San Francisco, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County.
Learn more about Positive Pathways in California and what we offer:

  • Comprehensive ABA Services – Treatment provided in structured therapy sessions, often recommended for early intervention. At least 25 hours per week, available both in-center and in-home
  • Focused ABA Services – Treatment provided directly to the client to help them develop important skills. Available both in-center and in-home and consists of 10-20 hours of therapy per week
  • ABA Center Services – Includes early intervention and an after school program option to rapidly learn skills in a supportive, structured setting
    • Early intervention – Uses play-based approaches during 25 hours per week of sessions
      After school – Focuses on social and adaptive skills for school-aged children
    • ABA Therapy for Schools and Community – Positive Pathways works in preschools and head start programs throughout the area, and can even provide ABA services in public schools
  • Individual ABA Therapy – One-on-one therapy allows us to tailor our ABA services for children with developmental disabilities uniquely

In addition to our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs®), Positive Pathways staffs dedicated and enthusiastic Clinical Supervisors who are gaining experience to become board certified, as well as talented and compassionate Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs®) who provide the direct therapy to our learners.

Our team is dedicated to collaborating and connecting with our families to create personalized services to help your child thrive.

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What is it about Positive Pathways that sets us apart? We provide child-led ABA in natural settings, with a strong emphasis on relationships and ensuring your child has a joyful experience. This can help your child grow their communication abilities and social skills while building positive behavior patterns quickly. Our staff also understands how important it is to bring the family into all we do. We listen carefully to and work collaboratively with all of our families, offering training, autism resources, and sometimes just support and understanding during a difficult moment.

Contact Positive Pathways LLC today to find out how we can help your child thrive. Let us come alongside your family with unique services for your child’s needs. Reach out at 650.260.4670 to speak to a member of our staff.

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