defining HOPE

defining HOPE

as the inspiration that encourages a family to seek and attain meaningful intervention for their loved one, the desire within each staff member to shape appropriate behaviors every moment, and the outcome that each individual can achieve specific to their potential.

rethinking SUCCESS

rethinking SUCCESS

by enabling an individual to master skills that are not isolated to that individual but are utilized socially by the individual to impact their families, immediate communities and society as a whole.

reaching HEIGHTS

reaching HEIGHTS

by focusing on the individual’s social and adaptive behaviors. We utilize the individual’s meaningful interests in order to drive a treatment plan allowing interests to be developed for long term utilization as a contributing force within society.


Central Valley Autism Project (CVAP) provides children, adolescents, teens and adults with developmental disabilities including autism, the opportunity to maximize their own potential and improve their independence, inclusion, and overall quality of life. We do this in partnership with the client’s family, care provider, and educator through evidence-based assessment and treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

About CVAP

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For over 25 years, CVAP has served individuals with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.  Applying the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, our service to individuals and their families is widely accepted and sought. Read More…

For Families

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CVAP adheres to the importance of family training and inclusion into intervention. It is critical that family members serve as active participants and advocates in their family members’ intervention.  Read More…

For Professionals

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CVAP adheres to the importance of family training and inclusion into intervention. Input and participation is key as the family members in the “circle of support” are required to learn and implement interventions developed by their behavior analyst. Read More…


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