Home health agency addresses significant need with addition of ABA services

TAMPA, Fla. (May 1, 2023) – Home health agency Maxim Healthcare Services today announced the expansion of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy services in Tampa, Florida. This service line expansion reflects a commitment to caring for more families and children impacted by autism with comprehensive, empathy-focused treatment and addressing a critical gap in available treatment options.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is therapy based on the science of learning and behavior and is considered medically necessary treatment for people with autism. Maxim Healthcare Services’ intensive ABA therapy program uses evidence-based practices to promote improved learning and academic skills, communication abilities and adaptive behaviors for children with autism. Board certified behavior analysts and behavior technicians provide individualized teaching techniques in natural settings to help patients function as independently as possible and achieve fulfilling and socially connected lives. These services are offered in the patient’s home, school or community centers.

“Increasing access to our specialized ABA therapy program is critical to realizing our vision of providing life-changing services for individuals with chronic health conditions and disabilities,” said Greg Riley, Area Vice President of Clinical Operations for Maxim. “This expansion marks a major milestone for our company, and we are delighted to reach the growing number of families affected by autism in Florida with our empathetic and whole-person approach to care.”

Diagnosis of autism in American children has risen in recent years, up from one in 44 8-year-olds in 2018 (2.3%) to one in 36 in 2023 (2.8%). In Florida specifically, 4.9% of children have autism – the highest rate in the U.S. Since the ABA therapy program was implemented in 2011, Maxim has helped advance the social, emotional and cognitive development of thousands of children, filling a critical gap in autism treatment.

With a strong emphasis on clinical continuing education and quality assurance, Maxim requires all behavior technicians to complete a 40-hour training program that meets the requirements of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) to become a registered behavior technician.

Maxim’s ABA program is able to serve patients in Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk counties.

For more information about Maxim Healthcare Services Tampa, visit maximhealthcare.com/maxim-healthcare-locations/tampa-fl or call (813) 289-0760.

About Maxim Healthcare Services

Maxim Healthcare Services provides behavioral health, home health care and personal care services.  Maxim is dedicated to serving communities across the country with compassionate care and clinical excellence. For more information, visit www.maximhealthcare.com.