Early Autism Project

Early Autism Project (EAP), Inc., is a leading provider of home-, clinic- and school-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children and young adults aged 20 months to 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders. Working in close collaboration with parents and education professionals, EAP develops customized ABA therapy programs and equips each child’s home, clinic or school team with the training and supervision necessary for high-quality, consistent teaching and behavioral intervention. For more than 10 years, EAP has offered intensive, research-based behavioral treatment that yields best outcomes for children. Learn more about the Early Autism Project division.


Ombudsman Educational Services

Many public school districts partner with Ombudsman to provide alternative programs for dropout prevention and credit recovery. Ombudsman students are at risk of not graduating because they may have missed too many school days, lack credits, or have academic challenges or adult responsibilities that keep them from being successful in a traditional school environment. Nationwide, 84 percent of Ombudsman students graduate, earn necessary credits or return to their district school closer to or at grade level. This number is significant, as many Ombudsman students are considered at risk when entering the program. Learn more about the Ombudsman division.


Spectrum Center Schools and Programs

ESA's Spectrum Center Schools and Programs division serves children and young adults aged five to 22 who have autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, emotional disturbances, behavioral challenges or other special needs. Spectrum Center provides supplemental special education to public schools by operating nonpublic schools for students with special needs, as well as special education classrooms within public school buildings. Learn more about the Spectrum Center division.



ESA partners with more than 250 public school districts in 23 states to operate more than 160 schools and programs.