Founder and Executive Director

Beth Calarco, M.A., BCBA – Beth has always had a passion for working with young children. She has held her board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) since 2005. Beth has given district-wide trainings on effective intervention practice and has presented and guest lectured to community groups and at SDSU. Her interests include early intervention, naturalistic teaching, and parent training. Beth strongly believes that ABA services should be rendered with expertise and compassion, and infuses her approach to ABA with a developmental and naturalistic emphasis.

Call ABACus for a free consultation to determine whether ABA can be effective for your child and family!

Our Philosophy
At ABACus we support children with behavioral needs, and their families, in learning, socializing, and leading enriched lives through meaningful behavior change. We are dedicated to working with families using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques in a collaborative, naturalistic approach. Our program is designed to empower parents as catalysts for their child’s learning and progress.

What is ABA?                                             
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how the environment affects it. ABA is used to help many different kinds of learners acquire many different skills – from communication to decreasing problem behaviors. ABA is most frequently associated with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as it is the only research-proven treatment effective at reducing problem behaviors, increasing socially significant behaviors, and teaching new skills for individuals with ASD.

What can ABACus do for your family?

  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • 1:1 ABA Services
  • Parent Training
  • School Trainings and Consultation

Applied Behavior Analysis and Developmental Services
4204-A Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92114