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Autism Therapy Services Wherever You Are in the Bay Area – A is For Apple Inc.

Does your child have special needs?  Let us help you.

A is For Apple Inc. treats and educates children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays.  We are the Bay Area’s go-to therapy provider for children with:

  • Speech & Language Disorders
  • Occupational Therapy Disorders
  • Autism and other Pervasive Development Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunctions/Disorders
  • Related behavioral health issues

Mission

Our mission is to create for each child a more independent, effective and improved quality of life.  We are dedicated to helping children discover their unique potential – socially and interpersonally. We have been and are guided by the principle that “the child’s needs and best interests come first.”  We are dedicated to “Helping Children Thrive.”

 

 

 

History

A is for Apple began in 2000 when we saw there was a serious need for helping children diagnosed with autism, speech-language delays, and occupational therapy needs in the Bay Area.  These children not only needed treatment with a detailed approach, but personalized to each and every unique child.

Since then, A is For Apple has become a leading ABA Therapy, Speech, and Occupational Therapy provider for Silicon Valley and the South Bay Area, from Salinas to Fremont.  Our San Jose campus was designed specifically to accomplish individual and group therapy sessions using the latest methods.

Qualifications

We work with children from toddlers through young teens.

Our interventions are based on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA):  The design, implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in children’s behavior.  We focus on reducing problematic behaviors and evaluating their progress in adaptive skills.  See our ABA page for more on these evidence-based practices.

Our ABA Department staff is supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

Each of our Speech-Language Pathologists holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders and is California licensed.  A is For Apple is affiliated with the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

All of our Occupational Therapists are California licensed and affiliated with the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC).

Technology

We have invested in the latest technology to keep parents informed of their child’s progress.

ABA focuses on data collection and making direct, objective observations of a child’s behavior.  Every therapist uses an online software platform which tracks the observational data they input.  The data goes into a “parent portal” with reports and graphs you can access in real time.

Our People

A is For Apple has grown to over 350 employees since its founding.  All of our therapy disciplines collaborate to provide your child the most inclusive care.

We have a work/play culture in our office.  We support our employees in helping them thrive and create a fun atmosphere every day.  Employees receive ongoing hands-on training and continuing education.  We make a point to have get-togethers on a bi-monthly basis, just to play!

Would you like to know more about how we’ll work with your child?  Visit our Positive Learning Approach page for details.

Our Philosophy: Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Grow and Thrive

We are here to help your child thrive. At A is For Apple, we work with children and parents to teach positive behaviors and improve your quality of life.

We Love Children

We love working with children! Our naturalistic clinic setting will make your child feel like it’s a “home away from home.” We make it a point to understand the individual personality of your child or teen. We want to motivate him or her to achieve success.

Cutting-Edge Technology

We use the latest tracking & reporting technology so you can follow along with your child’s progress. Evidence-based, state-of-the-art therapy tools, methods, and research help us provide the best possible combination of diagnostics and therapy. Our clinic has an extensive library of therapeutic materials. If by some possibility we don’t have full references on a condition, and your child needs the research, we’ll get it.

Extension of Your Family

We do all we can to relate well to our families, and make every effort to meet your needs. We focus on team building strategies between all of us—after all, you’re the “expert” on your child! We’ll need your insight to build better therapies as time goes by.

Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable communicating with us about anything at all. Want to participate in your child’s therapy session? Please do!

Tight-Knit Group of Therapists

Our therapists all stay abreast of the latest autism therapies, so we can always find the right treatment for each individual child. Therapists spend time interacting both professionally and socially in order to keep all lines of communication open.

Not only does this help our therapists maintain up-to-date therapeutic skills, it promotes a welcoming environment for everyone. Because we’re all focused on helping children thrive. To see what kind of services are available to help you & your child, visit our Overview of Therapy Services.

How We Earn Your Trust as a Therapy Services Provider

Children with autism need more than just therapy.  They need a way to learn better behavior, a sense of comfort in doing so, and a trusted partner to help them along.

Whether you are a private client, an insurance company, a school, or a regional center, you can expect the staff at A is for Apple to provide the highest level of service and care each day.  We know that each interaction is a building block in earning your trust, with the ultimate goal of helping children thrive.

Working with Private Clients

Private clients need to feel comfortable the most.  We want to not only earn your trust, but also strive to prove ourselves a valued extension to your family.

With our therapists, you are guaranteed:

  • Consistent Ethical Standards in All Therapies
  • Consistent Communication, both on your child’s therapy and on our therapists’ future plans
  • Parent Participation in Your Child’s Therapy Sessions
  • Access to Our Portal, where you can view your child’s progress reports
  • Help with Arranging Smooth Insurance Billing (see “Helping You with Insurance” below)

Working with Schools

A is For Apple Inc. provides ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy services to school districts on a contract basis.  Depending on the student’s needs, our contracted services include:

  • Behavior assessments
  • Assessments of the student’s needs in a group setting
  • Consultation and training for teachers & teachers’ aides
  • Curriculum modifications
  • Advice on facilitating socialization with the other students
  • Supervision of district programs (only if consultation does not meet objectives)
  • Home-based ABA programs to supplement schoolwork, as needed.

Helping You with Insurance

A is For Apple Inc. helps families impacted by autism or other developmental disabilities with getting the insurance coverage needed.  One immediate help:  We are in-network with most major insurance companies for all our therapy services.  We also verify our services through insurance and take care of billing.

Visit our Insurance Services page for more detail.

Partnering with Regional Centers

We are a trusted autism therapy vendor for all of the San Francisco Bay Area regional centers.

If you were referred to us by a Regional Center, welcome!  If not and you’d like to know more, visit our Bay Area Regional Centers page to learn about these centers.

Autism Therapy Available in 15 Languages

A is For Apple is proud to service families of various cultures. We provide services to families who speak

Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, Farsi, Vietnamese, German, ASL, Tagalog, Korean, Mandarin, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, and Cambodian.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

At A is for Apple, a team of dedicated intake specialists are on staff to answer questions regarding insurance coverage for children with autism and other related developmental disorders.

About Our Insurance Team

A is for Apple provides:

  • Insurance benefit verification and estimated cost assessment so parents know much therapies cost on a monthly basis.
  • Precertification of services to ensure maximum insurance reimbursement.
  • ABA knowledge and onsite BCBA’s for technical questions.
  • Dedicated email and phone support.
  • Timely and accurate billing.

We are in-network and work with all of the Bay Area regional centers.

Thanks to changes in state law (see this letter (PDF) posted by the San Andreas Regional Center), insurance coverage not only extends to therapy for most autism spectrum disorders, but also covers children under 3 years of age under certain circumstances.  See our Early Intervention page for more detail.

We Are In-Network With Most Major Insurance Companies

Getting Started

To get started, please fill out attached intake packet and provide copies of insurance cards (front and back, prescription with diagnosis, and evaluation reports)

You may submit the completed intake packet several ways.

Via fax: 877-810-7944

Via scanned email: intake@aisforapple.com

Via hard copy mail:

A is for Apple, Inc.
Attention:  Intake Department
1485 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, California  95129

Join Our Family! Work with Children with Special Needs at A is For Apple, Inc.

We’re always looking for talented and professional therapists to help fulfill a great need.  Enjoy flexible hours, a fun and energetic work environment and the reward of making a difference in someone’s life.

Therapists at A is For Apple use the latest technology to help children learn and to keep parents informed about their child’s therapy results.  You will receive ongoing hands-on training, in-house and online.  We have a work/play culture in our office so that all employees enjoy their work and have fun!

A is for Apple Works!

We Conduct Interviews Monday – Friday at 9:30 AM, Contact Us to Schedule Your Interview Today!


More From A is For Apple Employees:

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18033404_1424481060947526_7037335495851892994_nA is for Apple has been my “work home” since September of 2015. I have felt nothing but support and acceptance since my first interview for a position.

The service the company provides to our kids and their families is focused on improving the quality of life of each individual family unit. A is For Apple does this by ensuring that everyone involved on our teams is appropriately trained and given all necessary support to deliver the best service possible, 100% of the time. The company provides excellent training to all levels of support for the team.

Further, the family atmosphere allows us access to expertly collaborate our efforts between all departments (i.e. Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, BCBAs, Senior Supervisors and Behavioral Supervisors). Customizing every kid’s program to best meet his/her needs.

A is For Apple strives to make families’ lives better, by improving the quality of their lives through our services.

—Ayana B.
Behavior Program Supervisor

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Great people at all levels of the company.  Joining A is for Apple is like joining family! Everyone is so supportive of each other and has a great time together.  Our CEO is the best you could ever ask for.  She is very supportive and is always open to new ideas.  I have been part of this company for over five years new and have witnessed the great growth and experienced the outstanding work environment A is for Apple has provided for their employees. This is really an elite company.  This company provides is what we call a full services house.  We provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, ABA therapy and Early Intervention therapy services. The therapists here in all the different departments collaborate and hold monthly training where all the different disciplines collaborate and work together which enable us to provide the excellent care and services to all of our clients.  A is for Apple is such a sought out company that parents from everywhere are scrambling to try to get their kids services here.  The only draw back is when you are such a sought out company parents have to be patient and wait their turn for an opening to come up so that their child can begin to receive services here.

-Ryan E.

19113538_1477699652292333_5177806310777770439_nI would have to say It has been and continues to be a great experience working for A is For Apple. Since starting here, my career growth and knowledge has excelled tremendously. the company culture is great, we laugh, have fun and I feel like part of the owners extended family. Everyone is smiling and enjoying what they do. For myself, I love what I do and the impact on the little lives we work with is incredibly rewarding. What helps more is being in this rewarding career and working for a company you love. The salary is very competitive or maybe in the top tier of this field. The benefits are great and the 401k plan is amazing. I truly love my job and so happy I found this place!