Behavior Support

Behavior Support

Autism Center at Ontario Arc
The Autism Center at Ontario ARC is a comprehensive resource for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder. From initial assessment and diagnosis, to treatment recommendations and planning, the Autism Center offers a wide-range of services including autism assessment and diagnosis, behavior support, nutrition, play therapy, psychology, psychiatry, social skills groups, social work, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Autism Learning Partners
Our ABA-based, broad thinking approach addresses the whole child by collaborating with doctors, therapists, families, schools and specialists. Autism Learning Partners now offers treatment services in 7 states. Our goal is to work together to achieve the best possible outcome… PROGRESS!
620 Park Avenue, Suite 246
Rochester, NY 14607
(888) 805-0759

Behavior Treatment Program at the Levine Autism Center
We provide assessment and short-term treatment for children and teens with developmental delay or disability and challenging behaviors. We can help children age 2 - 19 with behavior challenges such as tantrums or meltdowns, refusal to follow directions, hurting self or others, breaking objects or destroying property, yelling and arguing.


NYSTART services are available to individuals age 6 or over who have intellectual and developmental disabilities who present with behavioral and mental health concerns, and are eligible for OPWDD. START stands for Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources and Treatment. “Systemic” means that the entire circle, or system, of services and care is addressed. “Therapeutic Assessment” means that skilled clinicians evaluate and assess individuals to understand their therapeutic needs. “Resources” means that based on clinical assessment, completed by the NYSTART team, some individuals enrolled in services may need additional resources such as a short-term stay at a Therapeutic NYSTART Resource Center or in home support provided by a NYSTART counselor. “Treatment” refers to the services an individual receives to improve their crisis situation, these can include, but are not limited to counseling, staff/caregiver training, recreational activities, medication review, and skill-building activities.

NYSTART uses a person-centered, positive, evidence-informed approach to help individuals, families, caregivers, agencies, and other providers. NYSTART offers training, consultation and technical assistance on the use of positive behavioral supports services, and other therapeutic tools. The program builds on existing resources by providing clinical assessments (including psychiatric, behavioral and medical), consultation, education and training, crisis response and therapeutic recreation.

Finger Lakes Counties: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Daniel Smith (
Telephone: (585)461-8826
Western NY Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans
Lisa Harnden (
Telephone: (716) 608-2702




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