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  • Aetna
  • Regional center
  • Self-determination programs
  • Kaiser/Easterseal

Many studies have shown that early intervention in developmental disabilities can have positive effects for life. If you are seeking early intervention services in California, A Happy Family can offer your child and your family a wide range of benefits.

Working directly with California’s Early Start program, our highly skilled behavior specialists are ready to meet the needs of your child.

About the Early Start Program

The Early Start program is managed by both the California Department of Education and the California Department of Developmental Services. The program is for infants and toddlers with disabilities, and is the result of coordination with a range of family-centered services.

Families and professionals are encouraged to form partnerships with those offering family support and assistance from professional services like ABA therapy. The Early Start program is available at no cost through any regional center for developmental disabilities in California.

Eligibility Criteria

The Early Start program is available to children from infants to toddlers between birth and 36 months. Children eligible for early intervention must meet one of the below criteria:

  • Have a developmental delay (33% or greater) in at least one of these areas: social or emotional, cognitive, adaptive, communication, motor or physical development (includes hearing and vision); or
  • Have a condition with an established risk that has a known probability of causing a developmental delay or disability; or
  • Be considered at high risk of experiencing developmental disabilities or delays due to various diagnosed biomedical risk factors

Services Offered with Our Early Intervention Program in California

Our Early Start services include developing a comprehensive plan for your infant or toddler that focuses on providing services in the natural environment of your home, as well as community settings where all children gather.


Our team of specialists conduct a comprehensive in-home assessment to determine your child’s ability to:

  • Help or care for themselves, dress, and eat
  • Relate to others on an emotional and social level
  • Express themselves, speak, and understand speech and language
  • Learn and think
  • Hear, see, and move

We will then generate a detailed report with our recommendations for next steps.

Why Choose A Happy Family for Early Intervention in California?

A Happy Family Behavioral Services is the choice for families needing early childhood intervention in California  because we handpick each of our therapists for their skills, and ensure they receive continuous training from the American Academy of Pediatrics throughout their time with us.

But they also choose us because we keep our client list small—that means your child will always get the one-on-one time they need. At each session, important data is collected that we’ll use to map your child’s progress, as well as identify any barriers to learning.

Parents learn, too; our parent training programs will teach you how to be a positive participant in your child’s success through positive reinforcement, self-examination, and reinforcement of what your child learns between their sessions.

When you’re ready to begin, A Happy Family is excited to welcome you!

Process Our Process

How ABA Therapy Works?

Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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This journey starts with a comprehensive consultation with one of our BCBA’s to discuss the primary areas of concern and how we can meet the needs of your family.

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Insurance Verification

We will help you determine eligibility of services and help navigate you through the insurance process which will include filling out a Service Agreement.

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Treatment Plan

Our BCBA and team will assess your child’s skills by administering assessments in the home setting. Once the assessment is finished, a report will be written and reviewed with you that includes the treatment plan that meets the needs of your child

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Once approved, you will start therapy that will focus on the areas of concern addressed in the initial report. A Behavior Interventionist will come to your home and provide individual support to your child.

Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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