ASCEND Program

UCP of Southern Arizona’s ASCEND program offers home-based ABA services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. ASCEND conducts a thorough assessment and develops a customized teaching plan for the unique needs of each child with a focus on building functional skills and decreasing challenging behaviors. ASCEND evaluates our  service regularly and adjusts accordingly to ensure every child is successful.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the science of behavior and learning. ABA uses assessment,  systematic intervention, evidence-based teaching and data analysis to accelerate learning. Target skills are broken down into small achievable steps and reinforcement contingencies are adjusted to maximize motivation and growth. ABA therapy can improve communication, social skills, executive functioning, emotional regulation, and daily living skills.

Family-Centered Approach

We see parents as the experts of their children. Our families play an active role in identifying and implementing goals. We provide family training to fit your needs.

Service Coverage 

ABA services may be covered by your health insurance. Eligible members may be approved for up to 40 hours per week of direct ABA therapy depending upon their needs and medical necessity. ACSEND accepts a variety of commercial and public health plans. ASCEND will work with your insurance company to verify benefits and establish authorization for ABA services. Contact ASCEND today to begin the referral process. 



For more information please contact:

Sheena Trayte BCBA, LBA, Director


Chelsie Goudschaal BA, Program Coordinator