Caravel Autism Health - Boise

ABA Therapy in Boise

Our Boise office is located off of Broadway Avenue on East Park Boulevard.

Our clinics offer one-to-one therapy and peer interaction in a welcoming, child-friendly environment designed especially for children on the autism spectrum. We have ample space for children to engage in activities that promote exercise as well as opportunities to improve communication and social skills.

Caravel Autism Health, a leader in the field, is devoted to helping families navigate the challenges of childhood autism. Our team of clinical experts specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. Caravel’s research-based and data-driven programs are designed to provide better outcomes that help children with autism reshape their development and embrace new ways of interacting with the world.

Call today to Speak with One of Our Expert Team Members:

Caravel Autism Health - Boise

1087 E Park Blvd
Boise, ID 83712
US

Clinic Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Day of the WeekHours

Contact:

New Parents Start Here: 208-274-8543
Clients & General Inquiries: 208-369-9168
Professional Intake Fax: 800-513-7777

Serving Areas:

Boise, Boise Hills, Southeast Boise, Boise Bench, Maple Grove-Franklin, West Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Hidden Springs, Blacks Creek, Pleasant Valley

Our Expert Team in Boise

Andrew M., BCBA | Clinic Director
Andrew has been working and supporting children with disabilities across the state of Idaho since 2011. He attended Boise State University, earning two bachelor’s degrees: one in psychology in 2012 and another in teaching special education in 2014. One of the first certified BCBAs in the state, Andrew ran a successful consultation and training business that assisted Idaho schools with difficult and challenging behavior. He also served the community, partnering with multiple schools to build programs and increase awareness of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Andrew especially enjoys helping clients through functional assessment and analysis as well as skill progression and planning. He is also passionate about helping people empathize with the autism population through the science of ABA and training and connecting with the adults who support clients with disabilities. Andrew aspires to leverage these strengths into doctoral research in the next 5¬–10 years.
Katy W., MA | BCBA
Katy became passionate about working with individuals with special needs while working in education, especially serving as a co-teacher in a Montessori school. She had earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Texas A&M University in 2011, and after time teaching and working as a behavioral therapist, decided to pursue a career in ABA. Katy graduated in 2018 from the Sage Colleges with a master’s degree in ABA and shortly after, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with a variety of individuals with autism and other special needs, providing evidence-based ABA therapy. Katy moved to Boise, Idaho, in 2020 and is looking forward to continuing in the field of ABA and seeing her clients grow and progress.
Cristina M., MEd | BCBA
Cristina has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2016, primarily in the public school systems, with IEPs, BIPs, school consultation, teacher training, and parent empowerment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in student education from Miami Dade College in 2013 and completed her master’s degree in special education at Texas A&M University in 2017. Prior to Caravel, Cristina served as a BCBA in a school system of 38 schools in Alabama, maintaining a caseload of children with significant behavioral needs and monitoring their progress through teacher data collection and ongoing consultation. She has extensive training in crisis intervention, trauma responses in children, implementation of differential instruction within mainstream classroom settings, and development of early literacy skills in children with disabilities. Cristina is passionate about public service and empowering disenfranchised cultural groups. As a Hispanic, she understands the cultural, economic, linguistic, and opportunity-based hindrances that families face when seeking services for their child. She believes strongly in the impact of ABA, having seen firsthand—within her home, within school systems, and within clinical settings—how it can change the lives of the children it touches.

Caravel Service Offerings

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Obtaining the proper diagnosis is the first step to helping children with autism and related developmental disabilities and their families. Our diagnostic evaluation and results become the starting point for the development of a customized treatment plan for your child if they are on the autism spectrum.

ABA Therapy

The goal of ABA therapy is to help a child develop the verbal and social skills necessary so that he or she can move from being motivated primarily by sensory and motor stimuli in the environment to being motivated primarily by verbal and social interaction with other people.

Social Skills Training

Caravel Autism Health also offers social skills training. Designed as fun, interactive experiences, we teach social skills and encourage children to interact with their peers in a class setting or small group.

Caravel Autism Health Better Outcomes. Happier Lives.

Caravel Autism Health, a leader in the field, is devoted to helping families navigate the challenges of early childhood autism. Our team of clinical experts specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of young children on the autism spectrum. Caravel's research-based and data-driven programs are designed to provide better outcomes that help children with autism reshape their development and embrace new ways of interacting with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Give us a call at 208-274-8543 or complete this form: https://caravelautism.com/contact-us/

What testing do you require initially?

Prior to beginning treatment, a diagnostic evaluation is required. Additional testing is based on individual need and is only used if the testing will help us to design a program or treatment. In general, testing is used to help diagnose disorders and determine levels of intellectual functioning, language ability or adaptive skills. Caravel provides diagnostic evaluations or if you have one from another professional source, that can usually also be used. Testing can also be helpful to chart the effectiveness of therapy.

What are the out-of-pocket expenses that a parent/guardian must pay for to get started?

An evaluation and any diagnostic testing will be billed to insurance (and/or Medicaid where permissible). Testing may be a part of the initial assessment or follow-up assessment. Please check with your insurance company. Typically, your family would be responsible for a potential deductible and/or co-pay. In some states, if you have Medicaid there would be no charge for the assessment beyond what is reimbursed by Medicaid. Any questions regarding financial responsibility may be discussed prior to an appointment with our billing staff. If testing would pose a financial hardship for the family, this should be discussed with billing. We work with parents/guardians to meet the needs of their individual case. Expenses can be spread over time.

Where does therapy treatment take place?

Therapy treatment typically takes place in a local Caravel clinic. Under limited and clinically appropriate circumstances, we recommend that some children receive therapy in a home-based setting.

What does ABA teach?

ABA therapy programs are wide-ranging and covers all areas in which your child needs to be successful. Goals are created and broken down into small steps. The steps are then organized into a logical order and taught one small step at a time. Areas may include communication, behavioral, functional and social skills.

Is there a reason so many hours are recommended?

Research shows that the greater the amount of hours, the better the outcome for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with an autism characteristically do not learn naturally throughout their days like typically developing children do. Learning is a full-time job for children that typically occurs without being noticed. Children with an autism need to be taught to learn. This means many hours of practicing these skills. Parent/guardian training and involvement is also an essential part of a successful ABA program. Tools and techniques of ABA should be incorporated into daily life. The amount of ABA therapy needed will depend on a variety of factors to be determined in the diagnostic evaluation.

What are my responsibilities as a parent?

Parent/guardians are trained to do individual therapy with their child. We recommend that parent/guardians engage their child in a few hours of therapy a week to be familiar with what their child is learning. Parent/guardians are encouraged to join team meetings and training provided by clinic staff or outside professionals.

How is my child’s progress evaluated?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is data-driven, so your clinical team will consistently record data and write session notes during each therapy session, documenting your child’s responses using our proprietary computerized data system.

How do you coordinate with private therapists that the family employs who are not a part of your organization?

Our clinicians often work closely with other professionals because we realize that different experts can add valuable insight into treatment. If suggestions can be added to a treatment plan without crossing ethical or professional boundaries, we will bring these suggestions into therapy.