ABA Therapy Services in the Greater Boston Area

Helping your child with autism reach their full potential through ABA Therapy.


Advances Learning Center – Moving Forward Together

Since 2002, Advances Learning Center (ALC) has been recognized as one of the most respected Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers in the Boston area serving people with autism and other special needs. The team is committed to serving children and young adults with a variety of diagnoses by teaching them appropriate and functional alternative behaviors, increasing their confidence and social agility, and providing an accepting environment that fosters independence. Advances offers center-based ABA services, social skills groups, in-home ABA services, parent training, school-based services, and teleABA services.

Advances Learning Center is a part of the LEARN Provider Network.

Where ALC Serves

These services are available in:

  • Belmont
  • Boston
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Newton
  • Somerville
  • Waltham
  • Watertown
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Katherine Johnson, BCBA

Katherine is the Founder of Advances Learning Center. She has a Master of Arts degree in Behavior Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University Teachers College and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Charter Certificant). Katherine has taught in both private and public schools at pre-school and elementary levels and has provided educational consultation services to public schools and home programs. She has taught undergraduate behavior analysis courses at Northeastern University and graduate level courses at Simmons College, has provided parent training through the May Institute, and is on the Advisory Board for the undergraduate psychology program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Regis College. Katherine also currently serves as Vice President of MassCAP.

Ginette Wilson Bishop, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Ginette is the Executive Director at Advances Learning Center. She completed her Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and is a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D®). In addition to providing both clinical and organizational oversight at Advances, Ginette serves as a liaison between families, school districts and other service providers. Ginette has also served as the Director of Melmark New England’s Early Childhood Program and as a consulting behavior analyst at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center in Ontario, Canada. She has accrued extensive clinical and supervisory experience providing comprehensive assessment and intervention services within multidisciplinary frameworks.  Ginette’s research interests include evaluating and improving teaching methodologies and outcomes for graduate ABA students as well as improving credentialing practices and clinical supervision for existing and aspiring behavior analysts.


In network with the following insurance companies:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Cigna
  • Fallon Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • MBHP
  • Mass Health
  • Neighborhood/Allways
  • Tufts Public
  • Tufts Commercial
  • United Behavioral Health/Optum
What You Need to Know

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Advances Learning Center

85 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458

61 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458

New Location!

155 West Street, Suite 7
Wilmington, MA 01887

Mon-Sat 8am-8pm

Phone: (617) 923-7575
Fax: (617) 663-6252


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