Behavioral Momentum, LLC

Behavioral Momentum, LLC

Behavioral Momentum, LLC, is an ABA therapy practice based out of Leesburg, Va that focuses on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities.

At Behavioral Momentum, our mission is to provide individualized care and treatment to children and young adults with disabilities using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our certified staff maintain small caseloads in order to provide personalized attention to our clients. We use evidence based practices and make data-driven decisions to help our clients reach their goals.

Dr. Temple Grandin: Sensory Issues and Sensitivity

There are different types of sensory issues and we need to recognize them! Sensory issues are common among individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. #sensoryissues #autism #bxm #templegrandin Dr. Temple Grandin talks about various sensory issues and their need to be accommodated. She is such an inspiration, not just for those on the Autism spectrum but for parents of kids with Sensory Processing Disorder as well. Dr. Temple Grandin has written many books about sensory issues and Autism.....

Autism is a spectrum. Each and every person has their own shade that is needed to complete the rainbow. You are unique. You are important. -Stuart Duncan
#bxm #autismawareness

A great event to find important resources in our community! Stop by before our fundraiser Saturday evening!

Our FREE Resource Fair will be this Saturday April 27th. Stop by anytime from 10am to 2pm to meet with local organizations and resources.

There will NOT be Open Play during the Resource Fair since we will need space for the vendors. However, your child is able to play for a short period time (no more than 30 minutes) while you are visiting the resource fair. If you're child will be playing, please sign them in at the front desk. Only a limited number of kids will be allowed to play during the event.

Open Play will begin right after the event end at 2:00pm.

Some exhibitors that will be there:
TTEN Services
CSTC Therapies Inc.
Loudoun Counseling & Coaching, LLC
PosAbilities Academy
NeuroSound Music Therapy, LLC
The Arc of Loudoun
The Children's Therapy Center
Dylan's Mom
Clearly Speaking Therapy
Pediatric and Adolescent Sleep Center, a division of FNA, PC
Little Hands Pediatric Therapy, LLC
Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance
The Auburn School
Bethany Cook, LCSW
Achieve Beyond - Pediatric Therapy & Autism Services
Family Compass

#behavioralmomentum #bfskinner #progresswithABA #science #appliedbehavioranalysis #positive #reinforcement

13 Scholarships for People With Disabilities You Can Apply For You can apply for many of these now!

We believe!

National Autism Association

Nearly half of children with autism wander/elope from safe settings.

For a full set of wandering prevention tips, visit


We have a few openings for our Summer Camps! Spots are limited, so act fast!

Email Katie Wilcox ([email protected]) for registration information!

Today was the World Autism Awareness Day! Let's together raise awareness about autism by sharing this post or telling one person in your circle about autism! #learnmore #raiseawareness #AutismAwarenessDay #accept #love #bxm

April sales on AAC and Special Education Apps! Check these out!

HERE ARE THE APP SALES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Don't miss these #AAC and #SpecialEducation app deals in honor of #AutismAcceptanceMonth! Many thanks to the developers participating this year!!

Pay close attention to specific sale dates for each app and mark your calendars! These sales typically run only once or twice a year. The next sales won't be until October for AAC Awareness Month.

Not all AAC companies are running sales. I contacted all major AAC app developers, so if you don't see an app listed, it's not on sale.

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#bxm #progresswithABA #autism #raiseawareness

In their own time...


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Adults with autism all around the world need a chance and support for employment. #autism #adults #Employment #bxm

In this Tehran cafe, the entire operation is run by Iranians with Down syndrome or autism. #WorldDownSyndromeDay

Congratulations to all the new BCBAs out there! If you're looking for your next steps, check out Behavioral Momentum! We offer a variety of programs including an inclusive pre-school, in-home services, and an innovative adult vocational training program!

Email [email protected] for more information!

Long journey for autism advocates ends with stroke of governor's pen

"Now, individuals with autism will have access to the coverage they need, no matter their age — that will have profound impact on families." #bxm #progresswithABA #autism More than a dozen years ago, Dr. Ralph Northam helped Mark Llobell on the path to a diagnosis for his grandson, Mark III, who has autism.

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Love her visual choice board for morning greetings! #bxm #teach #well #progresswithABA

Greetings from Mrs. Sparks'

Happy first day of Spring 🌱 #progresswithABA #bxm #raiseawarness #autism

Happy 115th birthday to B.F. Skinner, who is widely considered the “father” of Applied Behavior Analysis! Wise words from a wise man.

Happy 115th Birthday, Dr. Skinner!

#bfskinner #skinner #birthday #behavioranalysis #appliedbehavioranalysis #performancepsychology #changepsychology #sciencebased #databaseddecisions #howtobeabehavioranalyst #behavioralscience #bcba #behavioranalyst #behavior #health #sport #fitness #behavioranalystsgetfit #behavioralsportpsychology #abaforsport #abaforhealth #abaforfitness #hsf #abaihsf #hsfsig

Natural Environment Teaching (NET) refers to teaching skills and generalization in natural environment or "real world" using ABA principles.
For example, you might teach a student to receptively and expressively label colors of items at the table. Then, during NET the student would get to practice the skill by labelling colors of legos they are playing with.
#ABAprinciples #naturalenvironment #teaching #bxm #behavioralmomentum

Here are some detailed information on Token Economy strategy used in ABA #ProgresswithABA #BxM #TokenEconomy

PosAbilities Academy

Check out PosAbilities Academy, a new private school option for high school students with a documented disability! PosAbilities Academy is co-owned by Katie Wilcox, and will bring the same quality services offered through Behavioral Momentum to high school students in Northern Virginia. PosAbilities Academy will use ABA principles to focus on functional academics and hands-on vocational training, with the goal of placing 80% of graduates into a job of their choice!

Read more at our website:

PosAbilities Academy is a private school for highschool students with a documented disability, focused on functional academics and vocational training.

How Satoshi Tajiri’s autism helped create Pokemon

The guy who made Pokemon is a high functioning genius with autism! As a kid he was obsessed with collecting bugs and later with video games. #raiseawarness #autism #differentnotless #Pokemon #bxm Satoshi has gone on record saying that he wanted the games to give children the same joy as he had during his bug collecting. People with autism tend to take

Meet the artists with autism creating effects for Oscar-nominated films

This is huge! Artists with autism from a studio called “Exceptional Minds” were involved in creating Oscar's nominated movies, including Black Panther! #autism #oscar #raiseawareness #progress #bxm “Black Panther” and “Green Book” are a couple of movies that will be front and center at the 91st annual Academy Awards. Neither of the films would look as spectacular as they do without the creative minds at one studio for artists with autism called “Exceptional Minds.” NBC’s Joe Frye...

Woman becomes first openly autistic person admitted to Florida bar Florida-native Haley Moss is not your average attorney. At age 3, she could read and do 100-piece jigsaw puzzles, but she was non-verbal. With no speech, Moss’ parents took her to the doctor,…

[02/20/19]   Due to inclement weather, all Behavioral Momentum programs will be cancelled today! Stay warm, everyone!


Amazing invention! Sign-IO is a sign-language-to-speech-translation glove developed to address the language barrier between sign-language users and the general public.

A Special Community

"This is Jayden. Here's how to work with a child on the autism spectrum."

Powerful video shows people with Down syndrome are more than just stereotypes

We love this powerful video.

“Your limitations, not mine.” Moving video empowers people with Down syndrome to show people what they can achieve.

A man with autism, behaving violently, winds up in the ER. The officers on duty respond — by singing and dancing.

"His experience with his son, who is 14, prompted him to seek training in how to handle patients with autism who arrive at the hospital. Now he helps train other officers." #raiseawareness #autism #bxm Mary Schmich: When Walker Hughes wound up in the emergency room at Loyola University Medical Center in late December, behaving violently because of a bad reaction to medication, what did the officers on duty do? They sang and danced to calm him down.

Virginia Autism Project

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We had to take advantage of the beautiful weather today. Our pre-schoolers at Behavioral Beginnings enjoyed soaking up the sun and creating beautiful works of art!

My Son Came Home With a Birthday Party Invite—When I Read the Bottom, I Burst Into Tears

Inclusion is so important! I've never accepted a birthday invitation for my son with autism before—until now. You're my hero!

These moms are building a forever home for their adult autistic children

“SHOUT OUT MOM" ! #bxm #adultswithautism Unable to find a community for their children, these moms created one.

YMCA autism and sensory disorder swim class

There are few locations in Virginia offering special needs swimming lessons!
check out the list at

#bxm #autism #specialneeds #swimming The Bismarck YMCA now offers a special swim program for children with autism and sensory disorders.

Happy Monday 😊 #bekind #accept #raiseawareness #autism #bxm

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Help Belts are safety alert seatbelt covers that alert First Responders of your loved one's diagnosis & medical needs.

Available through NAA at


It was a busy week at Behavioral Momentum!

-We entered our third week of Behavioral Beginning pre-school.
-Our Clinical Director and Executive Director presented on ABA Therapy: Prevention and De-Escalation Strategies at Sprout Therapeutic Riding.
-We hosted the first week of RePurpose, a program dedicated to teaching adults with disabilities valuable job skills!
-Our third Parent’s Night Out was a success, and gave parents and caregivers some time to themselves on Friday night!

The weekend gave us some time to relax, and we are ready to hit the ground running again this week!

Maine woman is helping to change autism one jar of salsa at a time Stephanie Lay and her son Bryce, who has severe autism, have spent the last four years running a salsa company out of her Windham home. Now they are in a commercial kitchen, complete with a bistro, and Stephanie has started to fulfill her dream of hiring employees who are on the spectrum.

Few reinforcement tips #reinforcement #abatherapy #progresswithABA #BehavioralMomentum #bxm #autism #specialneeds

[01/16/19]   Lesson Plans, Visual Schedules, and Assessment Books have been made! All supplies have been ordered. We can't wait to welcome our first co-hort of RePurpose Apprentices next Tuesday!

Report: Waiting Lists For Medicaid Waivers Up, Competitive Employment Down

We are passionate about finding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities and preparing teenagers for the transition to adulthood. Here’s why these services are so needed: More people are on waiting lists, fewer are competitively employed and access to services remains uneven, according to a new report that ranks states on developmental disability services.

Amazing work by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! They have sensory bags with special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones, and other resources, at no additional cost for guests with sensory processing needs!

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with KultureCity to improve our ability to assist and accommodate guests with sensory needs. Our objective is to provide an inclusive and seamless experience for all of our guests, including those with sensory processing needs. Our Zoo is now equipped with sensory bags containing special KCVIP badges, fidget tools, noise canceling headphones, and other resources, at no additional cost. Learn more here:

SeaWorld's Orlando water park now is a certified autism center Aquatica Orlando is the first water park to hold that distinction in the world, said David Heaton, the water park’s vice president.

We had a great time celebrating another successful year at our Second Annual Holiday Party! Many thanks to our wonderful staff for all their hard work over the past year. We look forward to continuing to serve our communities in 2019 with quality ABA services!

Few common ABA strategies #progresswithABA #behavioralmomentum #behavioranalysis

I think we know a few young ladies who would be great in this pageant!

Only one week left to register for Miss Abilities 2019! Open to individuals who put the ABILITY in disability!
Spots are open in all age categories but we are especially looking for more Teens (16-19), Jr Miss (20-24) and Miss (25-29) as well as more young men in all age categories!
Visit for more info!

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