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New Access Clinic Opening in Fishers

Janine Shapiro, Co-Clinical Director of Access Behavior Analysis

We are thrilled to announce that a new Access clinic will be opening at the beginning of May in downtown Fishers, conveniently located just a couple minutes drive west of I-69.  This new location will exclusively serve children between the ages of eighteen months and eight years.  We admittedly pondered long and hard whether to expand Access’ unique ABA services to another location or extend the waitlist for the Nora clinic. We eventually decided that to serve more families while maintaining our focus on our current clients, we would need clinical professionals with extensive experience in ABA, speech-language pathology, and combining both sciences for maximum effect.  We couldn’t be more proud of the team we assembled.  Every behavior analyst (BCBA)/SLP-BCBA is a current employee or a former colleague.  The concentration of talent in Fishers is extraordinarily high and equal to the level that first defined Access.  

Long ago, on a piece of scrap paper, the three of us designed a floor plan for an ABA clinic that would facilitate playful learning.  When we first stepped into the Fishers building, we found ourselves in almost the exact space we had envisioned. Much like our current clinic, the space is arranged to foster natural interactions.  Clients will not have individual rooms assigned to them.  While there are many areas available for focused teaching and quiet learning, the layout encourages lots of movement, exploration, and social engagement throughout the day. 

We’re so excited to be able to offer Access’ synergistic therapy to more families.  If you’re interested in learning more about ABA and what sets Access apart, we’d love to introduce you to our incredible Fishers-based clinical team and give you a tour of our beautiful new clinic!  

Alysia, Ashley & Janine

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