ABA Therapy in Lanham, MD



Clinical Director: Matthew Leal, MA, BCBA, LBA


  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Midwestern State University


  • Years of Experience: 6

For Matthew, studying the science behind human behavior made the world feel logical. His passion for providing ABA therapy to children had its own rational inspiration and logical progression… He grew up in a small town that lacked special education support and grew an affinity for this underserved population. Matthew discovered the Registered Behavior Technician role while in college, worked as an RBT for 8 years, and found it natural to help children. It didn’t take long for Matthew to fall in love with the behavior science field. His goal as he gain experience in the field has always remained the same, to be catalyst for change for kids.

Matthew’s experience as a BCaBA during the pandemic helped him grow professionally and prepared him for leadership in the field, because he received more responsibility. One of his favorite tasks was Parent Training, where he enjoys sharing a child’s progression with the family. His BCaBA experience combined with his education, which includes a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, has prepared Matthew for his Clinical Director role at HHF!

Benefits of Lanham ABA Therapy


  • 5 — 1-on-1 therapy rooms
  • Socialization Play Area
  • Occupational Therapy Room

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Helping Hands Family autism therapy in Lanham, MD is client centered, client focused, and always prioritizes the client’s needs. We offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which offers:

Our team of ABA therapy professionals is committed to providing the best care possible for your child. We utilize a modern ABA approach that includes: 

We create care plans that bridge the gap between functional milestones and behavioral growth through both individual session and group activities.

Our Lesson Plans Help Improve Children’s Motor & Social Skills

Since each child has unique needs, our autism services in Lanham, MD are customized based on your child’s development.  Even if your child has previously received ASD-related support, our experts can assist in your child’s journey with our ABA services in Lanham, MD.

During our intake process, our clinical team spends time learning about your child and offers consistent support throughout our ABA services in Lanham, MD. We consider the following when building a treatment plan. 

We want you to feel confident in our abilities, trust our care plans, and remain involved through every step of your child’s growth and improvement! With our approach to autism therapy, we hope to promote long-term beneficial outcomes in Lanham through:

We Provide Personalized In-Home Autism Services

Beginning ABA services in Lanham, MD is a simple and stress-free process. Along with Lanham, we offer ABA therapy in North Bethesda, MD,

Our ABA therapy uses individual sessions to teach positive behaviors that build toward your child’s independent function! Our personalized care is always guided with a mix of positive reinforcement and play-based learning. Our staff will celebrate both small and big wins! Our autism centers and in-home autism services can help develop: 

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We bring our best to every client, and we can help you and your child achieve new milestones in life! Please contact us at Helping Hands Family with any questions about intake or to schedule a meeting with one of our autism professionals for a consultation. 

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