Stride is pleased to announce that enrollment for children ages 2 to 6 is open at our new center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Conveniently located at 4545 S. 86th St. Suite 101, this clinic allows us to expand our reach and assist families across Southeastern Nebraska. We are also excited to be starting a center in Omaha later this year, and have plans for additional Nebraska locations throughout the next 12 months. In order to help as many clients as possible, Stride accepts insurance from most private providers as well as Nebraska Medicaid.
Our team of highly experienced and compassionate clinicians utilizes an approach rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ABA therapy has been extensively researched and is considered the gold standard of treatment for individuals with autism.
We provide individualized support during a child’s most vital developmental period between ages 2 and 6. Stride is committed to maintaining a 1:1 therapist-to-child ratio to maximize the attention each child receives. Our effective center-based model allows children to build social skills as they interact with their peers and engage in naturalistic group activities.
Every child that attends Stride’s program receives a completely customized treatment plan carefully developed by a Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).
Brad Zelinger, Stride’s Founder and CEO, explained that “Stride’s mission to provide the best possible support to children with autism and their families is deeply personal to me. My sister has an autism-related disorder called Rett Syndrome. She is nonverbal, and requires substantial support in everyday activities. I founded Stride so individuals like her can get the effective therapy they need as early as possible to live more independent, joyous lives. As a Midwesterner myself, I’m particularly motivated to bring Stride’s services to underserved communities throughout the Midwest.”
Regarding the program, Stride’s Clinical Director and University Chair of ABA at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Ashley Whittington-Barnish, PhD, LCP, BCBA-D, NCSP said that “Decades of research demonstrating the effectiveness of early intervention for children with autism underlie our decision to specialize in the early treatment of young learners.”
“Our mission-driven team is incredibly motivated by Stride’s unwavering commitment to meaningful outcomes. We’re grateful that our singular focus on the highest quality care has allowed us to attract outstanding clinical leaders and therapists alike,” Dr. Whittington-Barnish added.
Families interested in learning more about our Lincoln center or program in general can contact us online or by phone at 515-207-5251.