I am very happy with the service we receive and feel UK YAP, being a larger organisation, is able to provide excellent service, good access to staff and a wider range of skills than one could get with a lone consultant - a parent

ABA Programme Options

The Fully-Staffed Core ABA Programme

Our core provision and a centre of excellence

A fully staffed home-based ABA programme provided to children who live within a manageable travelling distance from our London and Birmingham hubs.

Key variables:

  • 35 hours per week of teaching conducted by a team of staff from UK Young Autism Project with an additional 5 hours teaching by the child’s parents.

  • The majority of teaching is conducted at home, but for older children this may include more time in other settings such as school or college.

  • Parents play a key role in adopting interventions into the child’s everyday environment.

  • Each team has an ABA Consultant, an ABA Senior Tutor, and 2-3 ABA Tutors.

  • Weekly team meetings to ensure programme progression

We can only accept a limited number of children into this provision, who must meet specific location criteria. Those who live outside the London and Birmingham location criteria will qualify for the Parent-Managed Workshop-Based Programme.

Where a waiting list is in place, children may begin a Parent-Managed Workshop-Based Programme and then transition when a space is available.

This programme model is described in detail in our research paper:

Hayward, D.W., Gale, C.M., & Eikeseth, S. (2009). Intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism: a research-based service model. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 (3), 571-580.

The Parent-Managed Workshop-Based ABA Programme

ABA programmes managed by families with supervision and support from UK Young Autism Project consultants.

Key variables:

  • Available for children located throughout the UK and world-wide
  • Follows the same researched model of ABA as the fully-staffed core programme
  • 35-40 hours per week of teaching
  • ABA Tutors are recruited directly by the child's family
  • A consultant is assigned to your child’s case and they travel to your home and, during a three-day workshop, teach you how to begin your child's treatment.
  • Regular follow up workshops are provided to re-evaluate your child’s programme, design new goals, discuss and rectify problems and provide ongoing training for you and your staff.
  • Follow-up workshops are conducted on a minimum frequency of a 3hr workshop every 3 weeks, or a 6hr workshop every 6 weeks. A workshop frequency of 12hrs every 12 weeks (two days) is arranged for families living overseas

The importance of regular consultant supervision is detailed in our research paper:

Eikeseth, S., Hayward, D.W., Gale, C.M., Gitlesen, J.P., & Eldevik, S. (2009). Intensity of supervision and outcome for preschool aged children receiving early and intensive behavioral interventions: a preliminary study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3(1), 67 – 73.


UK Young Autism Project can provide standardised assessments which provide an objective outline of developmental progress. This may be suitable for parents who have concerns about areas of their child's development.

Other Services Provided by UK Behaviour Analysis and Research Group

Consultation services are available for children and adults, with or without developmental difficulties, who are experiencing problems in any of the following areas:

  • Individual or group behaviour management
  • Classroom management
  • Eating and drinking skills
  • Toilet training skills
  • Attentional and/or motivational skills
  • Social skills
  • Academic skills 

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