Thrive Autism SolutionsBecause kids have no limits.


Children with autism learn and absorb information differently than others. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses scientifically validated techniques to teach a child appropriate behaviors and new skills. It is the only behavioral treatment for autism endorsed by the US Surgeon General and the National Institutes of Health.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) helps a child with autism learn to communicate and grow. It’s a gentle process guided by teams led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who teach a child to learn appropriate behaviors and skills in his or her natural environment.


We apply evidence-based interventions in accordance with the standards of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to optimize a child’s potential and increase both his and his family’s happiness, one celebrated step at a time.

Now serving children and families in Northwest Arkansas, St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City.

Thrive is now open in Little Rock, AR!

11215 Hermitage Road Ste 201
Little Rock, AR 72211

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ABA Changes Lives

There is no known cure for autism, but research has shown that early intervention with intensive behavioral therapies can significantly improve functioning. Clinical trials have demonstrated that intensive Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) not only reduces the symptoms of autism, but also significantly increases IQ, language abilities and daily living skills.

Typically developing children learn without intervention – the world around them provides the right conditions to learn language, play, and social skills. The ability of children with autism to learn from the environment is severely impaired. The development of basic communication and social skills requires a highly structured environment, one where conditions are optimized for acquiring the same skills that typical children learn naturally. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientifically validated approach to structure the environment to enable children with autism to acquire social, behavioral and communications skills.

ABA uses careful behavioral observation, reinforcement and prompting to teach each step of a behavior. A child’s behavior is reinforced with a reward when he performs each of the steps correctly. Undesirable behaviors, or those that interfere with learning and social skills, are carefully analyzed to determine what happens to trigger a behavior, and what happens after that behavior that seems to reinforce the behavior. The idea is to remove these triggers and reinforcers from the child’s environment. New reinforcers are then used to teach the child a different behavior in response to the same trigger.

Research has indicated that children with autism need 25-40 hours per week of intensive Applied Behavior Analysis interventions for a period of one to three years for maximum effectiveness.

ABA has been proven to change lives.

We asked former clients about their experience:

  • One reason I chose Thrive is that you offer therapy in the clinic, in the community and at home. My son needed support in all of those locations. As I understood more about it, I found ABA therapy to be the perfect blend of improving my son’s language, social skills and play skills.SHEETAL

  • I tell the families I work with that getting ABA therapy for their children is the absolute best investment in time and money they can make, and that is due to the very positive experience we had with Thrive.DEANNA

  • From our very first visit, the staff seemed very knowledgeable & explained the science behind ABA therapy & how well kids were doing based on individualized protocols. I loved how they hand selected the behavioral therapists that worked with Brady & how they took our suggestions & opinions into consideration when changing things up. It was amazing to watch our son progress from from the start! We love Thrive and the benefits from ABA therapy!WENDY

  • The behavior health techs who entered our homes daily became a members of our family, relishing in our son’s triumphs alongside of his parents. Days were long, schedules were very intense. Our son had good days and bad. But as a team our family and Thrive Autism Solutions began to see a change in our child. … Where once we had seen a frustrated, agitated child we began to see a problem solver who took pride in his abilities.WHITNEY AND DUSTIN

  • When we first received the Spectrum diagnosis and were told to pursue ABA therapy, we were overwhelmed. After calling several agencies and still feeling lost, we contacted Thrive and immediately felt that Liz and Thrive understood us and our situation. She took the time to guide us through the insurance, evaluation and even the emotional aspects of this process! We couldn't have been happier with our decision!Davidson

  • I would always say Thrive and ABA is the best thing which has happened to my son. Thrive had helped us through all his school transitions and IEP meetings too. Most of the new strategies we are adopting now were first introduced by Thrive. We were so lucky to have the best BCBA and other technicians to work with our son…. After moving, my son and the rest of the family miss Thrive and the amazing team from Thrive!AMINU

  • Our son was able to work in a quiet one-on-one setting at the clinic, and at home the therapists were able to work with him on behaviors and interactions with his siblings. Additionally, the group environment at the clinic helped my son model group activities which helped a lot with his peer interactions at school. But, by far the best thing about Thrive, was all of our amazing ABA technicians. They were a wonderful balance of professional, friendly, firm and fun. We are so lucky to have had Thrive in our family’s life!ALISON