Education and Autism Services

Merakey provides a continuum of care throughout the lifespan. The core, fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are incorporated into a specialized approach across all service offerings. These services are supported by a senior management team of highly qualified professionals that provide training, supervision, guidance, and support to each of our specialized programs. This team is comprised of Board-Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBAs), master’s level therapists, certified special education professionals, licensed Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). Our teams have decades of expertise in education, autism, and behavioral health experiences. With a rich history of providing care to the autism community, Merakey’s multi-disciplinary teams develop programs specifically targeted to meet the needs of each individual. This level of expertise provides a strong foundation of behavior principles and concepts to measure behavior scientifically and let the data guide decision making.

THRIVESAll services in the continuum fall under an organizational structure and treatment framework comprised of Trauma Informed Care. This involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma while emphasizing physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both consumers and providers by rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment. Merakey is committed to a culture of compassion and safety where everyone THRIVES, a culture where everyone is Trusting, Hopeful, Reassuring, Invested, Valuable, Empowering.

For more information about Education and Autism Services in your community, please contact us:

855-530-4853 | schools@merakey.org | contact form

PENNSYLVANIA

Merakey opened its very first Licensed Private Academic School for students on the Autism Spectrum in the fall of 2005. Since inception, the Education and Autism Services have grown across the state of Pennsylvania providing support for all individuals across the lifespan.


Services include:

Through the utilization of Applied Behavioral Analysis our trained professionals optimize reinforcement techniques to increase functional replacement behaviors and reduce challenging behaviors that may interfere with learning to make meaningful and positive change. Merakey ABA programs target skill development within the following areas: language and communication, socialization, emotional regulation, executive functioning, reduction of challenging behavior and skills needed for independence.

Eligibility for services is determined through a psychological evaluation process and must be deemed medically necessary. Merakey provides ABA services to individuals 2 -21 years of age with an autism or related mental health diagnosis. These services are provided within the participant’s home. Once approved for services, an individualized treatment plan and structured program book is developed by a master’s level clinician. These documents include individualized ABA programs as well as a plan for data collection and progress monitoring to achieve each participant’s unique treatment goals.

Resources:


Contact Information:

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BHRS Locations: Contact:
Cambria County
358 Industrial Park Rd, Ebensburg, PA 15931
Jill Larue, Program Director
814-322-7099 | Jill.Larue@merakey.org
Clearfield County
25 East Park Ave, Dubois, PA 15801
Jill Larue, Program Director
814-322-7099 | Jill.Larue@merakey.org

By blending behavioral expertise utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and education, Merakey Education and Autism Centers partner with families, school districts and community organizations to provide a quality educational environment. The goal is to teach students the skills necessary for success in the general education setting and to transition them, as appropriate, back to a less restrictive environment within their home school districts, competitive employment and/or independent living.

Services within our schools include the following:

  • Autism Classrooms
    • Intensive Instruction and Learning Classroom (ILI)
    • Hybrid Classroom
    • Small Group Instruction Classroom
    • Transition Classroom
  • Emotional Support Classrooms -
    • Social-Emotional Skill Development Lessons
    • Group and Individual Therapeutic Sessions
  • Transition Services
    • Vocational Training
    • Independent Living
    • Post-Secondary Education
    • PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System)
  • Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy Services as outlined in the IEP
  • ESY (Extended School Year) Services

Eligibility for School Services:
  • 5-21 years of age
  • An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or emotional support need
  • Current Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • District agreement for placement (District will provide transportation)
Hours of Operation:
  • Office: 8:30am -3:30pm
  • Student School Session Hours- 8:45am-2:45pm
  • Extended School Year Student Hours: 9:00am-1:00pm

To enroll:
  • Your child must have a current Evaluation Report (ER) or Re-evaluation Report (RR) suggesting autism or emotional support services
  • Inform your home school district of interest in enrolling
  • Contact your local Merakey School location to schedule a tour and review the intake process
  • To make a referral, please fill out this form:

Resources:

Contact Information:

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Locations: Contact: Download School Calendar
Merakey Education and Autism Center Altoona
311 Lotz Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
Bridgett Baker, Director
814-944-3733 | Bridget.Baker@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Autism Center Carlisle
898 Waggoner’s Gap Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013
Suzanne Napoli, Director
717-249-4525 | SNapoli@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Chambersburg
2593 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Andrew Lyon, Director
717-261-1163 | Andrew.Lyon@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center East Freedom
2879 Everett Rd, East Freedom, PA 16637
Pam Snyder, Director
814-696-3390 | Pamela.Snyder@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Autism Center Ellsworth
3 Oak St., Ellsworth, PA 15331
Lindsey Gamble, Director
724-239-2539 | Lindsey.Gamble@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Greensburg
555 Rial Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601
Eamon McGee, Director
724-834-2059 | Eamon.Mcgee@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education and Autism Center Harrisburg
1291 Middletown Rd, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Jeff Mack, Director
717-657-0149 | Jeffrey.Mack@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Jeannette
116 Park St, Jeannette, PA 15644
Jeanette Geary, Director
724-527-1096 | Jeanette.Geary@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Leechburg (Apollo)
1 Kiski Ave, Ste 100, Leechburg, PA 15656
Dr. Brad Ferko, Director
724-845-1101 | Brad.Ferko@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Autism Center Philadelphia
2900 Southampton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Maryann McEvoy, Director
215-671-5155 | Maryann.Mcevoy@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Scranton
136 School St, Scranton, PA 18508
Cecelia Farrell, Director
570-496-4300 | CFarrell@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center St. Anne’s
2343 East Tucker St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Joseph Mock, Director
215-423-0390 | Joseph.Mock@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education and Autism Center State College
1400 Fox Hill Rd, #100, State College, PA 16803
Joanna Santilli, Director
814-353-1093 | Joanna.Santilli@merakey.org
2019-2020
Merakey Education Center Warrington
40 Valley Rd, P.O. Box 626, Warrington, PA 18976
Brittany D'Angelo, Director
215-293-9092 | BDAngelo@merakey.org
2019-2020

In-District Classrooms offer public schools an alternative to educate within their own district while providing behavioral support to their students. Merakey Schools and Autism Centers specialize in programming for autism, cognitive, emotional and socialization challenges. Merakey provides certified, trained staff to implemented evidence-based interventions within a Merakey classroom in the home school district. The classroom is designed to provide additional programming to students who require a higher level of care and need additional supports to be successful when integrating back into the general education environment for appropriate class periods and special activities. Merakey is able to provide In-District Classrooms to meet the needs of the District. These are not limited to, but can include: autism support, emotional support, therapeutic emotional support, etc. We encourage School District LEAs to contact their local Merakey Private Academic School Director for more information.

Consultation Services and School District Training
Merakey works with local school districts to provide services within the school district to meet their unique needs. These services include but are not limited to:

  • Functional Behavioral Assessments for specific students
  • BCBA observation of specific, struggling students: Provide consultation on interventions which could be implemented by School District Team Members to continue to support students within current setting
  • Training for teachers and paraprofessionals

ACT 48 Trainings
Merakey is an approved ACT 48 provider; therefore, Districts may request specific trainings listed below and/or our school sites may hold open registration sessions for local teachers to attend for credit.
Trainings include:

  • Classroom Management
  • Autism Overview

Resources: In-District Classrooms Services

Contact Information:

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Locations: Contact:
Highlands School District - Natrona Heights, PA Dr. Brad Ferko, Director: 724-845-1101 | Brad.Ferko@merakey.org
Forbes Road School District - Waterfall, PA Andrew Lyon, Director: 717-261-1163 | Andrew.Lyon@merakey.org
Mechanicsburg School District - Mechanicsburg, PA Suzanne Napoli, Director: 717-249-4525 | SNapoli@merakey.org

STEPPING STONES is a therapeutic group program offered to children and adolescents, ages 3 to 18, with an Autism Diagnosis or Social Pragmatic Language Disorder. The program focuses on the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is highly structured in order to promote the reduction in undesired behaviors and promote the development of targeted pro-social skills such as:

  • Peer relationships
  • Positive communication
  • Reciprocity
  • Transitioning
  • Environmental awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Safety
  • Generalization
In order to enter into the program, a participant must have Medical Assistance and a recommendation from a licensed evaluator. Participants can be recommended for up to 15 hours a week (3 hours per day), and groups are arranged within a 3:1 (child: staff) ratio.

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Stepping Stones Program Locations: Contact:
Altoona
311 Lotz Ave. Altoona, PA 16602
Thomas Woodrow - Program Manager
814-249-6032 | TWoodrow@merakey.org
Butler
6 Chesapeak Place Suite 103 Lyndora, PA 16045
Katy Fleming - Program Manager
724-282-2441 X 22 | KFleming@merakey.org
Harrisburg
840 Sir Thomas Court Harrisburg, PA 17109
Nicole Petrone - Program Manager
717-657 -0149 | Nicole.Petrone@merakey.org
Hershey
310 Elm Ave. Hershey, PA 17033
Nicole Petrone - Program Manager
717-657 -0149 | Nicole.Petrone@merakey.org
Highpoint
25 East Park Ave. Suite 8, DuBois, PA 15801
Thomas Woodrow - Program Manager
814-249-6032 | TWoodrow@merakey.org
Mechanicsburg
132 E. Main St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ( Trinity Church)
Nicole Petrone - Program Manager
717-657-0149 | Nicole.Petrone@merakey.org
State College
1400 Fox Hill Rd. 100, State College, PA 16803
Shannon Caputo - Clinical Coordinator
814-353-1093 | Shannon.Caputo@merakey.org
Twin Lakes (Greensburg)
531 S. Main St. Greensburg, PA 15601
Katy Fleming - Program Manager
724-600-0120 | KFleming@merakey.org



STEPPING STONES PLUS is a therapeutic group program offered to children and adolescents, ages 3 to 20, with an Autism Diagnosis. This program offers more flexibility with age, ratio and hours attended. The program focuses on the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is highly structured in order to promote the reduction in undesired behaviors and promote the development of targeted pro-social skills such as:
  • Peer relationships
  • Positive communication
  • Reciprocity
  • Transitioning
  • Environmental awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Safety
  • Generalization
In order to enter the program, a participant must have Medical Assistance and a recommendation from a licensed evaluator and the service must be deemed medically necessary. Participants can be recommended for up to 25 hours a week, and groups will be arranged within a flexible ratio based on the needs of the individual child.

Contact Information:

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Stepping Stones Plus Program Locations: Contact:
Bethlehem
87 S. Commerce Way Suite 740, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Nicole Rooney - Program Manager
484-635-8460 | Nicole.Rooney@merakey.org
Ellsworth
3 Oak St/P.O. Box 625, Ellsworth PA 15331
Katy Fleming - Program Manager
724-239-2539 | KFleming@merakey.org
McMurray
1075 Waterdam Plaza, McMurray, PA 15317
Katy Fleming - Program Manager
724-942-4677 | KFleming@merakey.org

Resources: Stepping Stones and Stepping Stones Plus

Merakey provides specialized skill development services including behavioral specialist services, systematic skill building, supported employment and community support. To apply for the Waiver in PA, you must be over the age of 21 and have an Autism diagnosis. For more information regarding the Adult Autism Wavier please visit: www.dhs.pa.gov/adultautismwaiver. Within Merakey, these services are offered across the state of PA. Contact the Adult Autism Waiver Program Manager at 412-600-4663 for more information regarding enrollment.

Resources: Adult Autism Waiver Services

Contact: Autumn Grimes: 814-353-1093 | AGrimes@merakey.org

Merakey partners with the Autism Housing Development Corporation( AHDC) to provide integrated housing services to individuals with autism in the local community. These services provide individuals with autism the opportunity to live independently and be a part of the community in which they live. Meet Masha, an individual supported by Merakey, who is living and thriving at the Dave Wright Apartments in Heidelberg, PA

Contact: Autumn Grimes: 814-353-1093 | AGrimes@merakey.org


 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Autism Centers: Merakey joined the Capital Region by bringing its continuum of services for individuals with autism to the community. Applied behavioral methods are embedded within all Merakey Autism programs to foster basic skills and maximize functional communication. Our comprehensive approach and highly qualified staff are trained to successfully support each child’s area of need and increase their opportunities for success. With a rich history of providing autism services, Merakey utilizes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) as part of a multi-disciplinary team to oversee and develop programs specifically targeted to meet the needs of the individuals we serve.

Services include:

Merakey Autism Centers partner with local school districts and families to provide a quality educational environment for students in the Baton Rouge area. Our goal is to teach students the skills necessary for success in the general education setting and to transition them, as appropriate, back to a less restrictive environment within their home school districts, competitive employment and/or independent living.

School Programs Include:
  • Autism Classrooms
    • Intensive Instruction and Learning Classroom (ILI)
    • Hybrid Classroom
    • Small Group Instruction Classroom
    • Transition Classroom
  • Transition Services
    • Vocational Training
    • Independent Living
    • Post-Secondary Education
  • Occupational Therapy Services and Speech and Language Therapy Services as outlined in the IEP
  • ESY (Extended School Year) Services

Eligibility for School Services:
  • 5-21 years of age
  • An autism spectrum disorder diagnosis
  • Current Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • District agreement for placement (District will provide transportation)

Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Virtual Tour Hours of Operation: School Calendar
Shelly Hendrix Autism Center,
Baton Rouge

9150 Bereford Dr,
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Regan Cox, Director
Regan.Cox@merakey.org

225-960-7689
virtual tour Monday - Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm
to be added
Merakey Autism Centers located in Baton Rouge, LA and Hammond, LA provide clinically and therapeutically based programs to children and adolescents diagnosed with autism Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and select private insurance to children and adolescents ages 18 months - 21 years old with an Autism Diagnosis. These services focus on skill development, maintenance of learned skills and behavioral supports. Services include:
  • Specialized Behavioral Programs with a Foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment, VB-MAPP and Adaptive Skill Assessment and ABA Treatment Planning
  • Data-based Decision Making
  • Individual and Group Parent Education and Family Training
Merakey has provided developmentally appropriate ABA supports to the autism community for more than 25 years. Our ABA programs are designed to respond to the increasingly complex challenges of children and adolescents with an Autism diagnosis in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based methods.

Eligibility and Coverage: Eligibility for services is determined through a psychological evaluation process or CDE (Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation) and must be deemed medically necessary. Merakey works with most private pay insurance providers, as well as Medicaid and other forms of assistance to help you access coverage for ABA services. Contact our center and our team of professionals will be happy to assist in verifying eligibility and coverage.

Resources:
Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Virtual Tour Hours of Operation:
Shelly Hendrix Autism Center, Baton Rouge
9150 Bereford Dr,
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Regan Cox, Director
Regan.Cox@merakey.org

225-960-7689
virtual tour Monday - Friday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Merakey Autism Center, Hammond
14088 W Club Deluxe Rd,
Hammond, LA 70403
Tytiona Holliday
Tytiona.Holliday@merakey.org

985-542-0077
virtual tour Monday - Friday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Merakey offers ancillary therapeutic services including Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy to assist children and individuals in successful communication and participation in their daily activities. Our Speech Therapists evaluate, develop, and implement evidence-based intervention plans to target a wide variety of speech, language, social communication, and swallowing disorders. Speech and Language Therapy strives to improve an individual’s ability to communicate more effectively to better interact with their environment and others. Our Occupational Therapists utilize individualized evaluations to create intervention plans to maximize independence and increase participation in daily activities including learning, self-care, and play. Occupational Therapy strives to help individuals participate fully and successfully in home, school, and social situations.

Eligibility and Coverage: must have a completed evaluation and authorization through insurance provider. Merakey works with most private pay insurance providers, as well as Medicaid. Contact our center and our team of professionals will be happy to assist in verifying eligibility and coverage.

Resources:
Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Virtual Tour Hours of Operation:
Shelly Hendrix Autism Center, Baton Rouge
9150 Bereford Dr,
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Regan Cox, Director
Regan.Cox@merakey.org

225-960-7689
virtual tour Monday - Friday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Merakey Autism Center, Hammond
14088 W Club Deluxe Rd,
Hammond, LA 70403
Tytiona Holliday
Tytiona.Holliday@merakey.org

985-542-0077
virtual tour Monday - Friday
7:30am - 7:00pm
Merakey Gateway Transition Services feature a Group Skills program, Independence Coaching programs, and Summer Group Skills programs that help young adults with autism develop fundamental social, pre-vocational, and life skills needed to live, work, and thrive in the community.
 
Gateway Ink, a Merakey program

Gateway Ink, part of the Merakey Gateway Transition Services, is a social enterprise screen printing business, which provides a job training program for young adults with autism.
To read more about the program, visit www.gatewayink.org or follow them on Facebook
@MerakeyGatewayInk

 
Resources:

Contact Information:

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Location: Contact:
GatewayInk, a Merakey program
13758 Denham Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Kimberlyn Joffrion, Print Shop Manager
ink@merakey.org
| 225-590-3174

Families and individuals are invited to explore options in one or more of our service offerings.
Call to enroll in one, two, or all Merakey Autism Center programs today!
 

MICHIGAN

Merakey provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services through the Michigan Autism Waiver and select private insurance providers to children and adolescents ages 18 months-21 years old with an Autism Diagnosis. These services focus on skill development, maintenance of learned skills and behavioral supports. Merakey ABA services are designed to respond to the increasingly complex challenges of children and adolescents with an Autism diagnosis in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based methods. Merakey has provided developmentally appropriate ABA supports to the autism community for more than 25 years. Our comprehensive approach and expert staff are equipped to successfully support each child’s area of need and to increase their opportunities for success. We pride ourselves in offering supports to enhance social skills & peer to peer interactions across all service offerings.


Services include:

  • Specialized Behavioral Programs with a Foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and ABA Treatment Planning
  • Data-based Decision Making
  • Individual and Group Parent Education and Family Training
  • Initial Diagnostic Assessment (Wayne County only)

Eligibility and Coverage:

Eligibility for services is determined through a psychological evaluation process and must be deemed medically necessary. Merakey works with most private pay insurance as well as Medicaid assistance programs and private pay to help access coverage for ABA services. Contact our center and our team of professionals will be happy to assist in verifying eligibility and coverage. These services are designed to meet the increasingly complex challenges of children and adolescents with an Autism diagnosis providing the right supports in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based manner to enhance traditional programs.


Resources:
Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Virtual Tour Hours of Operation:
Merakey Autism Center, Dearborn
3231 S Gulley Rd, Suite E
Dearborn, MI 48124
Erin Burnette, Director
Erin.Burnette@merakey.org
313-278-2327
virtual tour M - F: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Sa: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Merakey Autism Center, Flint
2284 S. Ballenger Hwy, Suite G
Flint, MI 48503
Marcie Harris, Director
Marcie.Harris@merakey.org
810-221-7871
virtual tour M - F: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Sa: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Merakey Autism Center, Grand Rapids
2925 Breton Rd SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Winnie Mugo-Puffpaff, Director
Winnie.Mugopuff@merakey.org
616-243-4336
N/A M - F: 9:00am - 7:30pm
Sa: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Families and individuals are invited to explore options in one or more of our service offerings.
Call today for more enrollment information!
 

DELAWARE

Through a partnership with Christina School District, Merakey provides Student Support Services and Behavior Analytics to students within the district with an identified need. The model focuses on the core principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and effective behavior, educational, and emotional programming to maximize each student’s potential. The goal is to cultivate the skills necessary to regulate behavior, maximize academic potential, and foster natural support systems for long term success. Student Support Staff Services provided are in which an individual is responsible for providing support based on the child’s strengths and interventions along with behavior modification techniques that will be individualized to best meet the needs of each student in the building.


Resources:

In-District Classrooms Services

Contact Information:

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Locations: Contact: Note:
Christina School District
Wilmington, DE
Sharlayia Ringgold, Clinical Director
SRinggold@merakey.org | 302-454-2301
If School Districts are interested in discussing In-District School Services for their District, please call 855-530-4853.
 

TEXAS

Merakey joins the North Texas area by bringing its continuum of services for individuals with autism to the community. Applied Behavioral methods are embedded within all Merakey Autism programs to foster basic skills and maximize functional communication. Our comprehensive approach and highly qualified staff are trained to successfully support each child’s area of need and increase their opportunities for success. With a rich history of providing autism services, Merakey utilizes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) as part of a multi-disciplinary team to oversee and develop programs specifically targeted to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. Families and caretakers are invited to explore options in one or all of our service offerings.


Services provided:

Merakey Autism Center partners with local school districts to provide a quality educational environment for students in the DFW area. Our goal is to teach students the skills necessary for success in the general education setting and to transition them, as appropriate, back to a less restrictive environment within their home school districts, competitive employment and/or independent living.

School Programs Include:
  • Autism Classrooms
    • Intensive Instruction and Learning Classroom (ILI)
    • Hybrid Classroom
    • Small Group Instruction Classroom
    • Transition Classroom
  • Transition Services
    • Vocational Training
    • Independent Living
    • Post-Secondary Education
  • Occupational Therapy Services and Speech and Language Therapy Services as outlined in the IEP
  • ESY (Extended School Year) Services

Eligibility for School Services:


Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Hours of Operation: Calendar
Merakey Autism Center, Fort Worth
4775 North Fwy,
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Holly Salicco, Director
Holly.Salicco@merakey.org

817-740-8700
M - F: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Merakey provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to individuals with an autism diagnosis beginning at 18 months through early adulthood. These services focus on skill development, maintenance of learned skills and behavioral supports. Merakey ABA services are designed to respond to the increasingly complex challenges of children, adolescents, and adults with an Autism diagnosis in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based methods. Services include:
  • Specialized Behavioral Programs with a Foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment, VB-MAPP and Adaptive Skill Assessment and ABA Treatment Planning
  • Data-based Decision Making
  • Individual and Group Parent Education and Family Training

Eligibility and Coverage:
Eligibility for services is determined through a psychological evaluation process and must be deemed medically necessary. Merakey works with most private pay insurance as well as Medicaid assistance programs and private pay to help access coverage for ABA services. Contact our center and our team of professionals will be happy to assist in verifying eligibility and coverage. These services are designed to meet the increasingly complex challenges of children and adolescents with an Autism diagnosis providing the right supports in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based manner to enhance traditional programs.

Resources:
Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Hours of Operation:
Merakey Autism Center, Fort Worth
4775 North Fwy,
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Holly Salicco, Director
Holly.Salicco@merakey.org

817-740-8700
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Merakey offers ancillary therapeutic services including Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy to assist children and individuals in successful communication and participation in their daily activities. Our Speech Therapists evaluate, develop, and implement evidence-based intervention plans to target a wide variety of speech, language, social communication, and swallowing disorders. Speech and Language Therapy strives to improve an individual’s ability to communicate more effectively to better interact with their environment and others. Our Occupational Therapists utilize individualized evaluations to create intervention plans to maximize independence and increase participation in daily activities including learning, self-care, and play. Occupational Therapy strives to help individuals participate fully and successfully in home, school, and social situations.

Eligibility and Coverage:
Eligibility for services is determined through a psychological evaluation process and must be deemed medically necessary. Merakey works with most private pay insurance as well as Medicaid assistance programs and private pay to help access coverage for ABA services. Contact our center and our team of professionals will be happy to assist in verifying eligibility and coverage. These services are designed to meet the increasingly complex challenges of children and adolescents with an Autism diagnosis providing the right supports in the most efficient, effective and evidence-based manner to enhance traditional programs.

Resources:
Contact Information:

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Location: Contact: Hours of Operation:
Merakey Autism Center, Fort Worth
4775 North Fwy,
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Holly Salicco, Director
Holly.Salicco@merakey.org

817-740-8700
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

BeeMe Center, A Merakey Child Development Center for Students of all abilitiesThe Bee Me Center, located at the new Merakey campus, accepts children of all abilities, including those working hard to achieve different developmental milestones. We provide an award winning curriculum to help our little bees buzz toward a successful elementary school experience.

  • Kindergarten Readiness program for children of all abilities, ages 3-5
  • Specializes in children with autism and other developmental delays
  • Utilizes the research-based Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Tool

Read more on https://educationandautism.merakey.org/prek



Resources:
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Location: Contact: Hours of Operation:
Merakey Autism Center, Fort Worth
4775 North Fwy,
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Holly Salicco, Director
Holly.Salicco@merakey.org

817-740-8700
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Families and individuals are invited to explore options in one or more of our service offerings.
Call to enroll in one, two, or all Merakey Autism Center programs today!