Advancing Abilities of Wisconsin

Therapeutic Practices that Promote Meaningful Lives

Working with Children, Adolescents & Adults


At Advancing Abilities, we believe in giving you all the information you need to make decisions about your therapy services that are right for you. If your question is not answered here, please call or email us, and we will be happy to answer your question!

Common Questions and Answers

  1. How is Advancing Abilities different from other service providers?

    We are the only ABA providers in Southeast Wisconsin started by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and who is also the parent of someone on the autism spectrum!

    In addition, Advancing Abilities is based in the philosophical perspective of neurodiversity, and that value infuses our practice. This means that we look at where the person's interests and capacities are and work from there to support and grow success!


  2. Do you only work with people on the autism spectrum?

    No. At Advancing Abilities of Wisconsin, we work with individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as those with other disabilities and differences, including those without a formal diagnosis. Our expertise in creating positive, supportive experiences for children, adolescents and adults are perfect for anyone who wants to achieve in school, work on daily living skills, language acquisition, work performance, family life, wellness, and a host of other areas.

    Advancing Abilities of Wisconsin works with the individual where they are, and helps them to identify and achieve their goals, even if they don't know what those are right now. We have worked with folks from a wide variety of differences, and our framework of respect and empowerment has support children, adolescents and adults as they have achieved remarkable things.

  3. What services does Advancing Abilities provide?

    We provide a comprehensive range of services, including:

    • Behavioral Consulting Services
    • Intensive In-Home Autism Waiver Services
    • Ongoing (post-intensive) Autism Waiver Services
    • Job Coaching/Work-Based Learning
    • ABA-Based Pragmatic Language & Communication Programs
    • Social Groups for Children, Adolescents, & Adults
    • Life Skills Programs
    • Community Integration Support
    • Interest-based Enrichment Programs
    • IEP Consultations
    • College-Participation Support & Mentoring
    • Clinic-based services
    • Community education, workshops, & conference presentations

  4. What types of indivudals and organizations do you serve?

    Advancing Abilities provides services to individuals on the autism spectrum, those with Downs Syndrome, learning disabilities, bi-polar disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, and traumatic brain injury. We work with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, providing meaningful services across the lifespan.

    We also work with schools, group homes, and residential facilities, colleges and universities, first responders and the medical community, businesses, and other organizations to design system-level solutions, trainings and workshops.

  5. How do people pay for your services?

    Advancing Abilities will accept a variety of funding sources, and will work with families to make our services compatible with the requirements of your insurer or program whenever possible.

    For specific questions about billing, please contact our billing department at


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