ABA Therapy in North Bethesda, MD



During her sophomore year of college, Shelley found her passion for the behavior health field after she helped individuals on the spectrum for her volunteer placement. During this volunteer opportunity, she fell in love with the patients she helped and her co-workers! This ignited Shelley’s 27-year tenure in behavior health and the impact she brought to her surrounding communities. She coordinated two grants to offer autism resources to communities:

  • Providing doctor’s offices with resources to help patients with autism.
  • Teaching the best practices of early intervention to pre-schools and daycares.


From her undergrad education in psychology at University of North Carolina and her ABA master’s degree program at University of North Carolina, Shelley was interested in how individuals on the spectrum viewed the world. Her work with adults on the spectrum offered Shelley education on this unique perspective. As her career continued, she saw individuals with autism demonstrate amazing skills, abilities, and talents. Shelley respects the science of ABA and bases treatment off children’s interests and strengths!

Benefits of North Bethesda ABA Therapy


  • 8 — 1-on-1 therapy rooms
  • Socialization Play Area
  • Feeding Room
  • Occupational Therapy Room

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Let us show you how ABA Therapy can help your child achieve their greatest potential.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in our Bethesda, MD clinic is filled with support and compassion. Helping Hands Family’s team of ABA therapists make it their mission to improve the quality of life for your child, assist your family, and provide proven ABA principles that can be used in and out of our clinic!

Our HHF team will discuss your child’s customized ABA therapy plan, which is built with the family’s input. We are proud to offer the following autism services in Bethesda, MD:

We Create Personalized Autism Treatment Plans for Your Child

Our autism therapists in Bethesda, MD customize each treatment plan to address the needs and goals of your child. Our ABA therapy team is comprised of:

Following the intake process, you’ll meet with one of our BCBAs in Bethesda, MD to formulate a  plan of care for your child. We also pair your child with a therapist that has a similiar energy level, style, and approach. Helping Hands Family’s autism therapy includes fun and inspiring creativity while also focusing on important milestones such as:

After your child’s ABA therapy plan is developed, the entire HHF team will contribute to your child’s growth. Our team consistently collaborates and provides the type of care that supports your child with step-by-step guidance. The Bethesda, MD RBTs provides direct assistance to your child. We mix both NET area socialization with quieter 1-on-1 sessions to ensure ABA therapy is adaptable to all environments. An engaging mix of fun activities and meaningful progress is what we’re best at!  

Remain Involved With Our Supportive Autism Therapy

Since ABA therapy is generally a long-term development process, we actively encourage all parents and family members to become involved. We provide all the information you need to replicate your child’s learning environment at home. Incorporating these ABA interventions into daily habits can greatly improve outcomes!  

Before, during, and after ABA therapy, you can expect consistent support from our team of autism professionals. We will always keep you informed with details about your child’s progress and adjustments that we recommend for your child’s care plan. By working together as a team, your child will experience a huge difference in their life 

Contact Us Today to Learn About Enrollment!

Are you ready to explore the autism treatment at Helping Hands Family in Bethesda or need assistance in another nearby location? Along with Bethesda, we proudly offer ABA therapy in Lanham, MD, Columbia, MD, and several other service areas. No matter the location, we are here to help your child! Contact us for free information and discover the many ways our ABA services can help.

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*We also have out-of-network and private pay options. Contact us to verify your insurance benefits today!