Aurora Behavior Clinic

Aurora Behavior Clinic is now in-network and accepting clients insured by Carefirst Blue Choice, Cigna & Magellan.  Telehealth services are being offered while the Clinic is physically closed due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

At Aurora Behavior Clinic (ABC Clinic) we use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) for children with autism, behavior challenges, language and communication delays and other related disabilities. We have a specialized curriculum focused on improving your child’s verbal behavior, communication skills, social skills, and academic skills. In addition, we also work on increasing your child’s appropriate behaviors. Most importantly, we create a program that works for you and your child!

At Aurora Behavior Clinic, we are able to provide YOUR child with an inclusive pre-school setting to generalize communication, group skills, and provide social skills!  If you are interested in receiving services from Aurora Behavior Clinic please complete and submit the online inquiry form here

Aurora Behavior Clinic is located in the stone barns at The Arc of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA.

What We Offer

Our team at Aurora Behavior Clinic works with children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum or have other related disabilities, as well as their families, caregivers and the professionals who work with them. Furthermore, our team works on improving Verbal Behavior, Social Skills, Academic Skills and Appropriate Behavior for children with autism and other related disabilities.

For School-Age Children 

  • Diagnosis Assistance
  • One-on-one ABA therapy
  • Opportunity for preschool classroom push-in (for Preschool-Age Children)
  • Social Skills Groups (for School-Age Children)
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Review
  • Functional Analysis and Assessments of Behavior; and Behavior Plan Development and Review
  • Classroom Consultations and Family Support in the Community

For Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

  • Classroom training will introduce ABA therapy principles to parents and caregivers of children with autism and other related disabilities
  • In-home Training will teach parents how to carry ABA therapy principles learned in the classroom into the home and community settings
  • Professional Crisis Management (PCM) Training: PCM Training teaches a range of non-physical and physical strategies for managing crisis situations safely and effectively. Other methods teach intervention techniques only after individuals have become aggressive, self-injurious, or disruptive. PCM, however, focuses primarily on prevention.
  • Classroom Consultations and Family Support in the Community
  • Training for Community Partners
  • Current Training Available (Sign up now!): Social Skills How-to and ABA Therapy Training 

Applied Behavior Analysis – ABA Therapy

Aurora Behavior Clinic uses the principles of ABA therapy in all of its programming. ABA therapy uses basic behavior principles to reinforce wanted behavior (including learning, verbal behavior, etc.) and decrease unwanted behavior (including challenging behavior, tantrums, and more).

Social Skills Groups for children with autism in Leesburg, VirginiaSocial Skills Groups; Ages 5 to 18 years

Tuesdays during the school year,  5:30pm-6:30pm

We are currently full for the Fall 2019 Social Skills. Please check back in November for more information on the Winter 2020 Social Skills group.

Groups are designed for students who need coaching in peer relationships and conversations using the principles of Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy.) The ideal participant is able to converse with others but may need prompting to initiate or respond to peers.

Real-Life Success Story

Dylan’s been a client at Aurora Behavior Clinic (ABC) for over a year. Since then, he’s made incredible progress with his communication skills. When he first started, Dylan didn’t know more than 10 words. Now, he initiates conversations with his friends and family! The next step for Dylan is to enroll at The Arc’s Open Door Learning Center Preschool. 

Watch the video below to hear what Dylan’s mom has to say about her family’s experience with Aurora Behavior Clinic.

Payment Options

We work with insurance providers on a case-by-case basis and provide families with payment options when applicable.  Please email Janelle McDonald at for payment options.

Contact us

Janelle McDonald, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Director of Aurora Behavior Clinic
703-857-2157 ext. 501