Maryland

Silver Spring
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (703) 237-2219
Fax: (703) 237-2729
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Achieve Beyond provides autism services in these counties in the state of Maryland

Achieve Beyond Inc. provides Maryland ABA therapy to help each child reach their full potential through education, therapy, and family support services. Autism services are provided throughout the state of Maryland. We offer initial screenings, parent or school consultations, and comprehensive evaluations services to toddlers and children on the autism spectrum.

Our professional and licensed staff is committed to serve children with the highest quality standards. Professional development and excellence in service delivery is promoted through ongoing staff mentoring, professional collaboration and participation in continuing education. Services are provided in the home or community settings. We provide treatment and evaluations through Insurance Companies and Private Payment options.

Pediatric ABA Therapy, Autism Services Silver Spring, Maryland

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, problem-solving approach designed to produce socially-significant outcomes. In other words, Behavior Analysts aim to improve quality of life for individuals, families, and communities using the science of behavior change. The application of ABA is not limited to individuals with Autism, however over 60 years of research supports its effectiveness in meeting the complex needs of this population.

Who can benefit from ABA? Any person who…

  • Has difficulty carrying on a conversation
  • Has limited daily living skills (dressing, eating, toileting)
  • Exhibits moderate problem behaviors (screaming, non-compliance)
  • Exhibits severe problem behaviors (aggression, self-injury, property destruction)
  • Has little or no language skills
  • Engages in self stimulatory behavior (flapping, rocking, scripting television shows)
  • Needs extra help in academic skills
  • Has limited social skills (lack of interest in peers, trouble making friends)

Achieve Beyond’s ABA Programs include:

  • Team consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and highly trained Behavior Therapist (BT) and Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT)
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms in place
  • Verbal Behavior approach to language
  • Comprehensive Assessment using criterion-referenced tests (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP & AFLS)
  • Parent Training/Team meetings
  • Error less teaching procedures to minimize frustration
  • Therapists teach through motivation
  • Functional Behavior Assessment to determine why problem behaviors occur
  • Behavior Intervention plans (including teaching replacement behavior)
  • Mand Training (teaching functional communication)
  • Social skills programs
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
  • Individualized, data-driven treatment plans




Meet Our Clinical Director

Gina Ballone

Gina Ballone, MS, BCBA, LBA, Clinical Director of ABA Services, Virginia & Maryland - Gina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst (VA, MD) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 1998. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 1999. She earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University in 2002. At Florida State Gina had the privilege of learning under Dr. Jon Bailey, a renowned Behavior Analyst in our field.

Before joining Achieve Beyond, Gina worked for an ABA company that partnered with the Miami Children’s Hospital, Dan Marino Center, where she was able to work alongside Pediatric Neurologists, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists. She also directed an ABA clinic in Destin Florida for over eight years, where she served as the practicum supervisor for graduate students at the FSU-PC Master’s program in ABA. Gina joined Achieve Beyond in 2012 and was an integral part in starting our ABA clinic services.

Gina is passionate in providing quality, meaningful interventions that align with the most current evidence based procedures in the field. Her knowledge of using Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior to teach language and communication skills is evident in the successful programs that she has developed through the years. She is also enjoys providing trainings and conducting social skills groups.  

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