About the Applied Behavior Center for Autism


ABC was started back in 1997 when our CEO and Founder, Sherry Quinn’s son was diagnosed with Autism. Wrestling with her own emotional roller coaster after the diagnosis, Sherry found research on ABA therapy and its overwhelming effectiveness in the treatment of ASD. Because no one in the state provided ABA services at the time, she began her own company out of her home. In time, this company grew to be the largest ABA provider in the state of Indiana.

We provide only the best quality of care through our highly trained staff. Whether your child is with us part time or full time, we provide completely individualized Autism services that cater to every child’s needs.

Special needs swim lessons, Behavior Analysis therapy, Behavioral Intervention, desensitization programs, toilet training programs—we blend our unique variety of services for every child to ensure that they each get care that matches perfectly with their strengths and weaknesses.

With nearly 20 years in the industry, ABC is truly building brighter futures every day.

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At The Applied Behavior Center for Autism we customize all therapy plans to each individual child. Therapy is done in a one-on-one setting and is overseen by one of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

Our Centers

The Applied Behavior Center for Autism is Indiana’s largest ABA therapy provider with 7 different facilities throughout the state. Each our centers offers unique attributes that allow us to provide high quality treatment to children and teens with autism. Click the link below to take a closer look at each one of our locations.

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Our Staff

One of the many things that sets ABC apart is the quality of our staff. All of our employees are highly qualified and specialized within their particular field. Every patient’s programming is overseen by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts and all of our therapists are undergoing constant trainings and certifications.

Meet the ABC Staff

The History of the Applied Behavior Center for Autism

One Mother Leading the Way for Autism Treatment in Indiana

In 1995, Sherry Quinn’s life was changed forever when her 2-year-old son Michael was diagnosed with Autism. At the time, Autism was a very rare diagnosis. In fact, Michael was the first child in his school district with this diagnosis.

After extensive research, she was drawn to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, because it offered evidence-based treatment.

In the midst of the emotional roller coaster that comes with the diagnosis, Sherry began her search for the best possible treatment for her son. After extensive research, she was drawn to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, because it offered evidence-based treatment. Unfortunately, there were no therapy centers practicing ABA therapy in the state of Indiana at the time.

Sherry set out to change that. Sherry began consulting in 1995, and then began to offer swimming and a summer clinic in 1997. Sherry joined other parents and successfully lobbied for the passage of the Indiana Autism Mandate, enacted in 2001.

The Applied Behavior Center for Autism opened its first year-round facility in 2004. Since then, The Applied Behavior Center for Autism has opened seven different clinics throughout the state making it the largest ABA provider in Indiana.