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In-Home Services

We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, an evidence-based approach, in helping children with autism, developmental disabilities and developmental/global delay and their families develop new skills together.

The foundation of our program is based on research supported practices of applied behavior analysis. We focus on both the individual child and the family system as a whole with data driven methods to support progress.

Locations & Contacts

  • Alleghany
    • Melinda (Mindy) Hemp-Gardzinski , Ed.S., BCBA, LBA  -  434-485-2890 
    • Sommer Quantz, BCaBA, LABA  -  434-316-4438
  • Danville - Bryan R. Eure , M.Ed, BCBA, LBA  -  434-942-4902
  • Farmville - Jordan Hurst, MA, BCBA, LBA - 434-485-4753 
  • Fredericksburg - Amber Eaken , M.Ed, BCBA, LBA - 434-485-4699

  • Lynchburg - Jessica Frye, MS, BCBA, LBA  -  434-485-2768
  • Petersburg - Tara Ernst, MS, BCBA, LBA  -  434-485-4763
  • Roanoke
    • Jaci Nye, MS, BCBA, LBA  -  434-485-1264 
    • Brittany Bocock, MS, BCBA, LBA  -  434-215-4133
    • Zachary Bird, MS, BCBA - 434-485-2371
  • Tidewater
Most insurance and Medicaid accepted.

A team approach—with consistent, structured programming is the best treatment for children with autism. In-home services can help fulfill this objective.  Working with families in their own environment can also help reduce family stress and improve a child’s functioning.

Centra's in-home services provide ABA therapy in conjunction with person-centered treatment to reduce maladaptive behaviors and teach adaptive communication and social skills, for clients up to age 21.

Services include:
•  Evidence-based, measurable, and medically necessary techniques
•  Behavioral therapy in conjunction with multi-disciplinary clinical and medical services
•  Focus on generalization of behaviors
•  Family training to ensure ability to implement behavioral modification strategies
Objectives include:
  increased communication and adaptive functioning skills
 → decreased inappropriate behaviors in the home and community.

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For more information or to refer a child to the Centra Autism In-Home Program, contact Crystal Collette, MS, BCBA, LBA, Director of Autism Services, 434.200.5750 , or email

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Many in-home providers utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to promote behavior change and improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families. ABA requires a comprehensive assessment in order to develop an individual support plan to address the individual's specific needs.

ABA interventions focus on:

  • Behavior reduction and replacement behaviors
  • Adaptive/independent living skills
  • Functional communication training
  • Social skills training
  • Parent training
  • Case coordination

Collaborative Approach

Collaborative Approach
Collaborative Approach

Under the supervision of licensed behavior analysts, registered behavior technicians work with the child and parents to teach them how to utilize ABA principles. The technicians also help coordinate services by communicating with schools, physicians, agencies and other service providers.

This collaborative approach enhances and strengthens the plan of care to help achieve the best outcomes for the child and the family.