What We Do

SD Associates serves individuals in schools, homes, and community settings throughout Vermont. In Southern Vermont, we operate a special education/ABA K-12 school. Foundations Upper Valley is a Vermont Agency of Education-approved school in Windsor. In Northern Vermont, Williston and Montpelier are also the home of “Sparklers” an early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) programs that has been accredited by the BHCOE. Also, in Northern VT you will find our new Community and Learning Center for transitional youth and adults located in the Alpine Spirit building in South Burlington, Vermont.

Our services in this region are split into three primary categories (please select one below to learn more):
  1. In-school services: School-age students in Franklin, Chittenden, and Washington Counties receive contracted services for the school year when our Behavior Analyst creates and coordinates with school teams and a Registered Behavior Technician we provide. Learn more / apply…
  2. Sparklers program: Early learners (ages 2-5) receive early intervention ABA insurance services (currently accepting Medicaid and BCBS) at our Montpelier and Williston locations. Learn more / apply…
  3. Alpine ABA Center: Participants (ages 12 and up) may come to our South Burlington learning and community center (with a support person or alone, if able) to learn skills created in the science of ABA taught by Master Level BCBAs and educators – this is a private pay service. Learn more / apply…

To apply for services, please click here.

Direct service provision may be provided by BI’s with certified behavior analyst supervision or include full program services (special education and limited related services).

Program locations are as follows:

Sparklers (NVT / 01)
174 Avenue C
Unit 102
Williston, VT 05495

Montpelier OfficeSparklers (NVT / 01)
252 Main St.
Unit 1
Montpelier, VT 05602

Montpelier OfficeAlpine ABA Community & Learning Center (NVT)
1184 Williston Rd
Suite 2
South Burlington, VT 05403

Services we provide incorporate the following:

Assessment and Program Development

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Functional Analyses (FA)
  • Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) Assessments
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessments
  • Repertoire Inventories
  • Ecological Assessments
  • Routines Based Assessments
  • Program Assessments
  • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) Development
  • Teaching/Learning Procedures

Staff and Family Consultation and Training

  • BSP Implementation Training
  • Staff/ Family training on a wide range of topics
  • Ongoing program implementation and development consultation

Direct Service

Provision of a range of direct program services including:

  • BCBA/BCaBA program training and supervision.
  • Special Education and related services
  • Staff (behavioral instructors: BI’s) at necessary and sufficient ratios to implement behavior support and teaching/learning procedures at school and in home and community settings
  • Placement at Foundations, an AOE approved independent special education school
  • Provision of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) at our Sparklers programs in Williston and Montpelier

    To apply for services, please click here.