Autism Treatment | Autism Behavior Services, Inc.

Fort Irwin, California Clinic

Autism Behavior Services

Autism Behavior Services, Inc. (ABSI) serves clients in our Fort Irwin clinic offering 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) at home, school, in the community, and online via Telehealth. As the needs of each client is different, our staff will create a specialized ABA program that focuses (but is not limited) to such areas as elopement, communication, social skills and more! ABSI takes a whole person approach to our therapy and we seek to manage behaviors, while maximizing your loved ones potential in the home and community.

Why choose
Autism Behavior Services, Inc.?

Dr. Rosa Patterson, Psy.D, BCBA, LBA, QBA founded ABSI in 2010, with the goal of making services available to the broadest possible group of people. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Patterson wanted ABSI to be the gold standard of premiere care and therapy. That is why the company certifies every one of our Behavior Technicians with a CPR certificate, and as an Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (ABAT) or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), before they go into any environment and provide ABA services to the clients we work with.

Our behavior technicians are certified in CPR as well as ABAT or RBT.



"I just wanted to express my thanks to all of you. Our experience with Autism Behavior Services Inc has been a FANTASTIC one! Your Nor Cal team rocks and we appreciate each of the providers. Your team is trained, professional, on time, supportive and caring! All the things one would expect but rarely find in the current ABA climate. Your company is doing things right and my kiddo is making progress because of it."

Lindsey B

"I have been working with this company for over three years and have been more than happy with them.I have two boys with ASD and Rosa Patterson and her team of amazing supervisors and BI’s have made a huge impact on both of their lives. I have endless amounts of positive things to say about this company. I have had experience with other companies as well as many friends who work with other companies and nothing compares to the individual attention they give the children here."

Alejandra C

"Fantastic staff, outstanding knowledge and care for special needs individuals. Helped my son after years of trying to get the school district to acknowledge my son’s special needs by attending his IEP and advocating for him. ABS at home and social skills group at their office has helped our family tremendously."


"The staff at ABSI really goes the extra mile with my child. They are very attentive to their needs and, frankly, the needs of my whole family."

Mary B

"This company has helped my son grow! Thank you for your continued services and all the hard work you do."


"“ABSI took a genuine interest in the whole picture of who my child is. They created therapy programs for the long term.”"

Autism Behavior Services, Inc. offers ABA therapy in Fort Irwin and the greater Barstow area.

As the leading ABA service provider in the area, ABSI wants your child to get everything they can out of this transportation hub which offers museums, eateries and other famous spots of Americana. The goal of our therapists is to gain a full picture and understanding of your loved one, so that what they like can be used to reinforce the programs implemented. To that end, ABSI seeks to further support your family by offering parent training that is created with your needs in mind.


At ABSI, we offer ABA for toddlers (age 2) all the way through adulthood. The culture of our company on all levels seeks to create a person first environment, with the core goal of building up your loved ones functional skills. Our Behavior Technicians will implement therapy programs that are designed by our clinicians derived from evidence based practices. At all times, your child’s ability is at the forefront of this therapy, guiding the way programs are designed and run.

Looking for an ABA center near you?

ABSI is in-network with most major insurance companies in Fort Irwin and the surrounding areas. In addition to this, we are proud to offer ABA therapy to all active and inactive military families in Fort Irwin!

Learn more about how to get ABA services for your child by contacting us for a free consultation.

Call us today at 1 (855) 581-0100 (toll free)

ABSI Intake Process

Watch the following video to learn about our intake process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The best way to have services start seamlessly is for you to reach out as soon as you know you are transferring to Fort Irwin. We will make every effort to get you the staff you need and have ABA services start as soon as possible either upon your arrival or very shortly after it.
Autism Behavior Services, Inc. considers it an honor to be a service provider to military families at the Fort Irwin Army Base.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the form of Behavioral Therapy that ABSI provides for Autism. Each therapy program is tailored to the client. The ultimate goal of this therapy is that the client will be able to generalize what they’ve learned across multiple environments. ABA is a way to manage behaviors so that people can engage more positively in their environments, while managing the challenging behaviors that might create issues for them. For many ABA Therapy can be profound and life-changing.

Once your child receives a diagnosis they can access ABA services by receiving a referral from their doctor. The next step is to request a list of providers from your health plan and always check to see if Autism Behavior Services is available. When checking for ABA services, have a list of questions to ask each provider with questions such as: Are all of your behavior technicians and autism specialists certified? You can check on the public registry to ensure that the individuals treating your child are certified. Should you have further questions please reach out to ABSI via our website or call 1(855) 581-0100.

Early intervention with ABA therapy is considered to be crucial to a person’s overall growth. When people are young so much about who they are is still being formed. They haven’t yet developed challenging behaviors that have been in place for a number of years. By starting therapy as soon as possible, a person will generally be more malleable to the various therapy techniques that ABA employs. While a rise in certain behaviors may start (this is known as a spike), over time people and families see the benefit of intervening early. This process often starts with an intense therapy schedule, however, as people acquire more skills the therapy eventually scales back.

An Autism Behavior Specialist is someone who works with people on the Autism Spectrum. An individual that specializes in care of autism should be certified or licensed in ABA with a specialization in autism. The certifications a behavioral specialist should hold are one of the following: BCBA, BCaBA, QBA, or QASP S. The certified practitioner puts together a series of programs that allow the person to manage their challenging behaviors and gain new skills so that they can be as functional as possible in their communities.

Just as every need is different, so is every provider of ABA services. Some questions to ask are what is your company’s philosophy on Autism? What are some assessments you conduct to determine what my child needs? What kind of training does your staff have? Do your Autism Specialists also work with my child’s school and other service providers? Does your company use evidence based practices? There are many questions to answer when interviewing potential service providers. When you can align your needs with what a provider offers that will create an environment with the best outcomes for everyone.

ECHO provides services and supplies above the basic health standards of Tricare. This program is only required for active duty family members who meet eligibility criteria outlined by Tricare. Qualifying conditions can be found on under the resources tab. The monthly cost of the ECHO program varies depending on the rank of the service member. In the event that you have more than one dependent who has a qualifying condition, only one monthly payment is required for enrollment in the program. Benefits paid into the ECHO program do not count towards your annual catastrophic cap.

EFMP is offered to families in all branches to meet educational and medical needs of qualifying individuals. This program assists families in identifying and receiving services relevant to the physical, intellectual, or emotional disability of an active duty dependent. Family support services are available at every duty station. If you are stationed or plan to be stationed overseas you will need to contact the Tricare Area Office Director at 1888-777-8343.

A referral for continued ABA is required every 2 years using the Tricare provided DSM-V checklist.

The Autism Care Demonstration provides ABA coverage for Tricare beneficiaries. To qualify for ACD services you must have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis by an approved provider and be enrolled in a Tricare plan (Prime, Prime Remote, Select, etc).

If you are PCSing to a different region (West to East or East to West) you must re enroll in the EFMP and ECHO programs for that region. Once you have hard orders and an anticipated move date you can begin researching providers located near the new duty station. If you began ABA on or after October 1, 2021 your ASN will assist in the transition of records and authorization to a Tricare approved provider.

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