Education Alternatives Opens Its First Clinic In King of Prussia

Date: October 27, 2016

KING OF PRUSSIA, Penn., (October 27, 2016) – Education Alternatives for ABA, LLC, (Ed Alt) today announced it is opening its first clinic at 1001 West 9th Ave., in King of Prussia. A community open house will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1-3 pm. Ed Alt offers the highest quality intensive, research-based behavioral treatment for children and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders.

 

For more than 20 years, Ed Alt has been a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which is widely recognized as an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism. Ed Alt provides ABA services to families throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Montgomery counties. ABA is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics as the treatment of choice for autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. ABA therapy is covered by many private and government insurance providers. Ed Alt is a partner of Early Autism Project, Inc., and is a ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Education and Therapy company.

 

“Our goal is to provide more children with autism spectrum and related disorders with Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help them reach their full potential, and opening our first clinic will help more children receive this life-changing therapy,” said Jamie Larson, regional director of Ed Alt. “Since 1995, our clients throughout southeast Pennsylvania have received therapy in their homes or schools. The clinic setting will allow our therapists to further increase the skills base of our clients by offering more opportunities to develop socialization and friendship seeking skills.”

 

The clinic includes therapy rooms with individual work stations and a large, colorful, therapeutic play area with a trampoline, ball pit, sensory play areas and toys and games for all ages and levels.  There is also an art table for younger clients.

 

Vanessa von Hagen, MSS, BCBA, has been named clinic director and will be responsible for management of the King of Prussia clinic operations. She has more than a decade of experience working in the field of ABA and has worked at Ed Alt since 2008, providing both school and in-home therapy. Von Hagen received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

 

About Education Alternatives

Education Alternatives for ABA, LLC (Ed Alt) provides Applied Behavior Analysis therapy, which is widely recognized as an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism and is covered by many private and government insurance providers, including TRICARE, for children and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders. The organization is a partner of Early Autism Project, Inc., and a ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Education and Therapy company. Ed Alt provides comprehensive services to children and their families in their homes, in schools and at its King of Prussia clinic. For more information, visit www.ed-alt.com.

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