Autism Center Opens in Kokomo

The Indiana Behavior Analysis Academy (IBAA) Kokomo location is now open at 219 N. Union St., Suite 101 in downtown Kokomo.

The IBAA provides applied behavior analysis therapy to help children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

IBAA Logo“We recognize the individual strengths and needs of each child,” said Lisa Steward, Board Certified Behavior Analyst. “We meet with the parents and screen each child on an individual basis to develop an individualized treatment plan based on the child’s needs.”

The academy offers one-on-one therapy for each child. The treatment plan may include developing social behaviors such as learning to make eye contact, using nonverbal communication, learning how to make friends and performing well in school.

“The opening of the IBAA complements Kokomo’s existing network of services for children with Autism and their parents,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “The academy is another resource for children with autism to build confidence and skills so that they may access our city’s activities and lead the lives they choose. Projects like this have a real, measurable impact on the lives of Kokomo’s residents.”

The IBAA is the first business to reopen in the historic 1930 Firestone Building, which is currently undergoing restoration. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Division of Fire and Building Safety has provided a Construction Design Release and approved the architectural plans which allow the Autism Center to open.

For more information or to see if your child qualifies for treatment, call the Indiana Behavior Analysis Academy at 765-419-0411 or visit