Highlights Healthcare

Our Mission

We believe that every child has the ability to achieve great things and are guided by family-centered principles that demonstrate dignity and respect. From diagnosis to early intervention, we provide innovative, evidence-based therapy services to meet your child’s specific needs in a way that feels more like play than work.

How We Work

Building a community together… One of the leading programs in the Carolinas, Highlights Healthcare serves children with Autism and related disorders. Through diagnostic evaluation utilizing ADOS and CARS, early intervention, and therapy services, we work with each family individually and help with every aspect of what they need: diagnostic evaluation, assessments, ABA therapy plans, understanding insurance plans, and any other areas of concern.  

Highlights Healthcare specializes in serving learners and families with Medicaid benefits and reducing wait times for diagnosis and services. 

We also help families find and navigate other services and community resources that may be available to them and help navigate insurance plans, deductibles, co-payments, reimbursement programs, and potential grants.  

Our team works with each family individually with every aspect of navigating their loved one’s diagnosis of autism. We provide comprehensive assessment including collaboration with the family and other professionals that may be involved, individualized plans to meet each learner’s unique needs; and ongoing coaching and support for caregivers and family members to apply strategies and interventions across environments.

Expertise

Highlights Healthcare is especially effective in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), evaluating children, and planning ABA therapies that will target their specific, individual challenges. Every child is different and special in their own way, so our therapy plans are developed for their individual needs.

The expertise level of our BCBAs, BCaBAs, and RBTs is specialized and focused. We are the best at what we do.

Our Team

  • All staff participate in rigorous and ongoing training
  • All staff have opportunities to access professional development opportunities to stay abreast of the latest technologies
  • Staff practice within their scope
  • Staff have strong ethical boundaries
  • Staff are passionate about the work they do
  • Staff genuinely enjoy working with the clients and take great pride in their work
  • Many staff see this as a career not just a job
  • Staff are invested in each client’s progress and celebrate successes as a team and with the family
  • Staff are team players and enjoy working collaboratively
  • Staff value feedback, are responsive and are good communicators
  • Staff are flexible and have an open mind and are eager to learn more
  • Staff are fun, energetic, optimistic and have a positive approach

Who Provides ABA Therapy?

At Highlights a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a Master’s level professional who has completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, has a high level of supervised clinical experience, has passed a national certification exam, and is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. BCBAs are required to renew their certification every two years, which includes ongoing continuing education.

Our Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who completes an extensive 40-hour training specific to the application of Applied Behavior Analysis. They have passed a competency assessment and a national certification exam. RBTs typically have extensive experience in education and/or special education, childcare, behavioral health, psychology and other related backgrounds.