Making Their Potential, Possible With Ladder of Success ABA

Building ladders of opportunity and growth for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), helping them reach their full potential through personalized, collaborative ABA therapy in a FUN and interactive environment, one empowering step at a time.

What We Do

In-Home & In-Clinic ABA Therapy Services

Ladder of Success ABA is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children through expert ABA therapy. Our approach is centered around personalized care, delivered by experienced therapists who believe in nurturing the potential within each child through a collaborative & interactive approach.

Personalized Therapy Plans

Every child’s journey is unique. At Ladder of Success ABA, we create personalized ABA therapy plans tailored to meet individual strengths and needs

Experienced Therapists

Our team of skilled therapists brings years of experience in ABA therapy, ensuring your child receives the highest quality care and support.

Collaborative Approach

Ladder of Success ABA adopts a collaborative  and Interactive approach to ABA therapy, focusing on the whole child by integrating social, emotional, and cognitive development strategies

Proudly Supporting Children In Colorado

Compassionate & Fun ABA Therapy Services

Ladder of Success ABA delivers compassionate ABA therapy services with a strong emphasis on skill development. We empower children by building foundational skills in a caring, supportive environment, ensuring they have the confidence to achieve their dreams.

Insurance Options Available

We are proud to be in-network with Colorado Medicaid, and we are expanding our network to include more insurance providers. Contact us to learn how we can work with your insurance provider and ensure you receive the services you need.

Get Started In 3 Steps

We are in-network with most major insurance providers and able to provide therapy from outside insurers on a case by case basis.

Contact Us

Reach out today TO Speak with a member of our Care team. On our call, we will learn more about your specific situation and explore Your care options.


Collaborate with our clinical team to create a tailored plan that meets your child’s unique needs.

Begin Services

Once we have our collaborative plan, we will work with your family on a therapy schedule to reach your child’s milestones

Our Treatment Process

We understand the unique needs of each child and strive to provide aFUN, collaborative, interactive and effective treatment. Our initiatives are tailored to support and enhance the developmental journey of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related conditions. We diligently follow various industry leading initiatives to achieve optimal clinical outcomes for each of our kids.

Each of our clinical leaders has well over 10 years of experience with all ages and settings including in-center, in-home, and in-school. We are committed to ethical and high-quality practices, as outlined in our comprehensive quality policy. To ensure the success and growth of each child, we diligently track their progress on a continuous basis. Further, we want to minimize any regressions that might occur from a change in the child’s environment at home, school or social settings. Our flexible and adaptive approach allows us to modify a treatment plan when necessary to ensure optimal quality outcomes. Collaborating with parents and a child’s support team is vital. We routinely collect and analyze feedback from clients and families to refine and improve our services to ensure high satisfaction and address any concerns promptly. We measure quality by utilizing key performance indicators (KPI), skills acquisition rate, satisfaction surveys, net promoter scores, and assessments. Therapy plans and outcomes are regularly assessed and adjusted to ensure progress and effectiveness. We use data-driven methods to track and measure skill acquisition including progress notes, assessment results, and goal completion rates, ensuring that each child’s developmental milestones are met and exceeded. We strive for high client and team member satisfaction by achieving quality outcomes through continuous improvement and measurable progress.

Therapy plans are tailored to each child’s unique strengths and needs, ensuring individualized and effective care. We believe in a child-centered approach that puts the unique needs and preferences of your child at the forefront. Our individualized therapy plans are designed to be fun and interactive, ensuring that each session is engaging and effective. We understand that ABA therapy should be warm and supportive, not cold and impersonal. This initiative allows ABA therapists to be more adaptive and flexible to determine the hierarchy of a child’s preferred items including toys, foods, social interactions, people, and locations. Highly preferred items are potential positive reinforcers that can be used as motivators during therapy sessions leading to a more enjoyable, individualized, engaged and productive experience. If a child is given the possibility to choose a preferred and effective reinforcer, a target behavior is more likely to occur. Assessments may need to be done more often if a child’s preferences change frequently or when a child’s behavior indicates that a current reinforcer is no longer preferred. This systematic, data-based approach to evaluating a child’s potential interests can significantly improve the learning of new skills.

In this model, the whole needs of the child are considered and addressed including diagnosis and ABA evaluations, ABA therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, physical therapy, feeding and swallowing therapy, and family guidance. For example, a child who has restricted eating habits may appear to be having severe problem behavior when offered new foods. When addressed from a behavior analytic perspective, only the behavior is addressed. In this model, if there is another underlying issue, treatment can force the child into a high stress and traumatic situation. When Speech/Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy are incorporated, sensory components and oral motor needs will also be evaluated. A more comprehensive, therapeutic and well-rounded treatment plan will be established that will result in more positive gains for the client.

74% of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are likely to have other comorbidities that impact learning, therapeutic treatment and functional skillset development. Many of those comorbidities are outside of the scope of the behavior analyst and require coordination of care across disciplines to consider all factors. Another example would be a child with hypotonia, or low muscle tone. Low muscle tone can lead to difficulty sitting still and concentrating as substantial effort is utilized just on physical management, let alone on skill acquisition. A physical therapist can target this deficit, while also working with the ABA team to find strategies to promote skill acquisition in other areas. By having ABA, Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy under one roof, we reduce the burden on the caregiver to coordinate care and increase the opportunities for effective and informed collaboration.

Our treatment initiatives allows children to increase and strengthen peer relationships through participating in group activities that enhance and improve the quality of their interpersonal skills and increase a positive sense of self. All groups are facilitated by experienced Behavior Analysts and are kept small to ensure that the individual needs of our students are being met. We target specific social skills into each purposeful activity we plan. Cooperative games and activities provide a fun interactive way to promote flexibility, kindness, problem solving, communication and teamwork.

We help kids feel the value in playing with others over playing against others. Exchanging and communicating ideas allows kids to benefit from their friends’ strengths and talents. Their ability to cooperate, adapt and genuinely enjoy their peers is going to propel them to succeed in all aspects of life. Research has shown that developing early meaningful and positive peer relationships set the stage for later social interactions and significantly affect happiness and self-esteem.

We place parents at the center of our team approach, actively involving them in every step of a child’s developmental journey. From creating custom therapy plans to ensuring a child’s therapy is enjoyable, we are dedicated to helping every child thrive. We provide continuous support and clear communication, ensuring parents feel confident and supported throughout every child’s therapy journey. We are here to empower worried and nervous parents, ensuring every child can reach their full potential in a nurturing and compassionate environment. Parents undergo training to help them play a more integral role in their children’s progress. The goal is to enable the parent to use treatment principles and ABA techniques to reinforce and continue the work done during the therapy sessions. Increased involvement helps parents manage problematic behaviors more effectively and ensuring acquired skills are implementable in various settings. It helps secure consistency over various environments, allows parents to help their children generalize skills in different contexts, and teaches the parents to create an environment supportive of the therapy at home. ABA parent training is goal-oriented, and parents are given specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound goals to work on with their children. These goals can help children acquire living skills and habits, such as brushing their teeth, or help them grow interest in the world around them by providing opportunities for tactile stimulus. While parents’ involvement in their children’s programs is crucial for children’s development, especially when the kids are young, there are studies that show that taking a more prominent role in their children’s treatment has a positive impact on the parents, too.

In this initiative, we strive to go far beyond parent training by offering parenting groups, sibling support groups and family resources. Parenting groups allows families to connect with one another. Sibling support groups help siblings feel included and cared for. Family resources help families gain valuable tools and knowledge. Our goal is to empower the entire family during this journey up the ladder of success.

Navigating the complexities of securing funding and completing the intake process can be overwhelming for many families. Assessments, intake forms, medical forms or insurance forms can be confusing. We are here to support families every step of the way. Our compassionate and seasoned team simplifies these processes, asking only the essential questions needed to provide the best care for every child. Families are guided through the intake process with empathy and support, ensuring they feel understood and cared for. We collaborate with families from the very beginning to ensure that throughout the entire relationship we work as a team to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.

Commited To Quality Care

Meet Our Team

At Ladder of Success ABA, dedicated and experienced team with a proven long track record of success are committed to promoting ABA best practices and scientifically driven treatment plans. We strive to achieve industry-leading quality of care while providing a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each family. By staying updated with the latest advancements in ABA therapy, we ensure personalized, effective, and empathetic care to help our clients reach their full potential.

Erin Davis, BCBA

Clinical Developmental Leader

- Erin's Bio -

Erin Davis is a seasoned Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Clinical Developmental Leader at Ladder of Success ABA. She enjoys collaborating with a team that shares the same passion of providing individualized top-quality care, empowerment and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. She started in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2009 at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Afterwards, she worked in the Severe Behavior Day Treatment Clinic for 3 years that inspired her to pursue a master’s degree and become a BCBA. She moved to Colorado in 2015 after graduating from Georgia State University with a Master of Science in educational psychology and becoming an accredited BCBA. She provided in-home ABA services as a Clinical Supervisor from 2015-2017. In 2017, she worked as the Director of Behavioral Programming at a Denver-area special education school. From 2018-2023, she was the Manager of Behavioral Services and then Director at GoldStar Learning Options. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids, snowboarding, hiking, and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.

Taylor Williams, BCBA

Clinical Director

- Taylor's Bio -
Taylor Williams is a dedicated Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a passion for working with neurodiverse individuals. With over a decade of experience in the field, Taylor has been making a positive impact on the lives of those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related conditions. Taylor earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston in 2012 and a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2017. She earned her BCBA credential that same year. Taylor has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, providing center-based, home, community, and school services. As a Clinical Supervisor, she has worked extensively with individuals exhibiting severe challenging behaviors, and she has overseen a multidisciplinary team of BCBAs, behavior technicians, and support staff as a  Regional Clinical Manager and later Director of Behavioral Health. Taylor’s approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and evidence-based practices. She believes in fostering independence, promoting communication, and celebrating small victories. As a community trainer, Taylor’s commitment to neurodiversity extends beyond the professional realm, as she actively engages in community advocacy and education. She likes to spend time with her partner Spencer and their Schnoodle Coco and find a good brunch on the weekend.

AJ Stern


- AJ's Bio -

AJ Stern is a MBA and CPA who serves as CEO at Ladder of Success ABA with over 10 years of experience in healthcare. He strives to promote best practices and scientifically driven treatment plans to achieve industry leading quality of care while providing a wider range of services. He also serves as President at AJS Capital. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche and then as the Acquisitions and Portfolio Manager at Capital Foresight. He appreciates spending quality time with his wife and 4 kids, golfing, traveling, and engaging in charitable endeavors.

Join Our Team

Become an ally for children in your community

Are you passionate about psychology, ABA therapy, or early childhood development? Ladder of Success ABA invites you to join our team of dedicated professionals. We’re looking for friendly, ambitious, determined individuals eager and driven to make an impactful difference in children’s lives and grow their careers. Let’s make a positive impact together!

We provide ongoing high supervision, training and support to further professional development. New and existing team members receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals to enhance their skills and confidence. Continuous education and training opportunities are provided to keep our team updated on best practices and new developments in ABA therapy. Our team’s satisfaction is prioritized through ongoing professional development, recognition programs, and a supportive work environment.

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What can I do today to make tomorrow’s path up the ladder of success easier."

Rafi Wassner

“The willingness to even attempt the climb up the ladder of success is a win itself.”

AJ Stern

"No one can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung."

James Cash Penney

“Ladder of success has a lot of tiny steps, big leaps only result in downfalls!”

Prema Goklani

“Ladder of success is made by nails of Patience.”


Parent Resources

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA is a therapy based on understanding behavior and learning, used to increase helpful behaviors and reduce harmful ones. It discusses techniques like positive reinforcement and the ABCs (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence). The page also covers the benefits, components, and evidence supporting ABA.

Signs & Symptoms of Autism

The CDC outlines the signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), highlighting difficulties in social communication and interaction, along with restricted or repetitive behaviors. It provides examples of behaviors to look for at various ages, emphasizing the importance of early detection and intervention.

Autism Grants for Families

Find details on various grants for individuals with autism, outlining eligibility criteria, application processes, and funding purposes. It highlights resources available to support education, therapy, and daily living needs for families with members on the autism spectrum.

Council of Autism Treatment Providers Practice Guidlines

he ABA Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder outline standards for the effective delivery of ABA services. They emphasize individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs, use evidence-based practices, and incorporate family involvement and coordination of care. These guidelines serve healthcare funders, regulatory bodies, service providers, and consumers to ensure high-quality and medically necessary ABA treatment .

Autism Distance Education Parent Training

The ADEPT (Autism Distance Education Parent Training) program by the UC Davis MIND Institute offers a 10-lesson, self-paced online course for parents. It provides tools and training using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques to teach functional skills to children with autism and other neurodevelopmental delays.