• 10710 Shadowglen trail, Fairfax Station VA 22309

Educational Advocacy

Our Clinical Supervisors (BCBA or BCaBA), Training and Services Coordinators and Directors (BCBA) will provide educational advocacy to ensure that your child gets the support that he/she needs to be successful in the school setting. Our staff will attend school meetings (IEP, eligibility, etc.), suggest goals/objectives, assist in the development of BIP/FBAs and observe in the school setting. We help families advocate for specific services, placement changes and accommodations.

Core Beliefs

Our organization believes that there are many key components which contribute to a healthy and productive educational environment. If one were to compile all of the necessary values and moral components for an effective caregiver the list would be boundless, however we hold these key principles sacred:

Core Beliefs

Every person with whom we come into contact deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Effective behavior therapy is based on good science which utilizes unbiased observation and systematic modification to support the individual’s needs.

Operating in an ethical manner is at the heart of our business.

Understanding that life experiences, cultural and individual differences impact the manner in which an individual absorbs knowledge and approaches varied situations.


At Tender Touch Autism Services we pursue a simple business philosophy: to devote our talent, expertise, and continued education toward improving the quality of life for individuals and families experiencing autism or other behavioral needs.
Our management and staff are dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting individuals, families, and other organizations in the principles and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We believe this support should be consistent and available.