Real life results from autism ABA therapy

Forta offers personalized ABA therapy to help your child develop through focused, one-on-one time with top quality therapists. We begin with a consultation and functional assessment of your child. Let’s start the journey of growth today.

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Results focused

Forta's clinicians use ABA therapy to help your child achieve meaningful development goals. Using the power of positive reinforcement, problem behaviors are reduced, social skills developed, and communication abilities improve. Children who engage in ABA therapy report achieve meaningful longterm outcomes (Estes, Munson, Rogers, 2015)


Free consultation

Make an appointment with our Clinical Team to share about your current situation, your family goals, and schedule a free diagnosis or functional assessment.

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Functional assessment

Prior to starting therapy, we conduct a functional assessment to identify your child’s strengths, needs, and environmental adjustments. A custom therapy plan is created to reinforce your child’s ongoing growth.

Progress & monitoring

Our therapists measure and monitor your child’s development. With each milestone achieved, we identify new goals to build upon each new accomplishment.

Build momentum as a family

Learn from our therapists how to create a supportive home environment. Our goal is to empowered you to teach your child the skills they will need to live their best life.

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Our care team

Anshu Vaish

Anshu Vaish, MD is the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Physician of Forta, overseeing all strategic growth efforts of the company and leading a team of providers delivering ABA therapy.

Prior to Forta, he led data science partnerships for Janssen R&D working with startups, MNCs, and AMCs. His experience also includes working as an MD Fellow/strategy consultant for McKinsey & Co.'s healthcare practice; co-founding and serving as the CEO of Perry Health, a digital health company focused on remote patient monitoring for diabetes; and co-founding a non-profit improving water sanitation in Indian slums and malnutrition/ maternal-child health in rural Sierra Leone. Anshu holds a BA in Economics and MD from Brown University.

Jennifer Avalos

Jennifer Avalos has over 15 years of experience in operations, finance, and education. She is the Sr. Director of Operations, Growth at Forta. More recently she worked in ABA in both clinical operations and finance. She is passionate about providing access and quality treatment.

Before joining one of the largest ABA providers, Jennifer received her MBA in Finance at Pepperdine University. As part of one of the largest ABA providers, Jennifer worked hard to support over 100 field clinical leaders ensure quality treatment for thousands of families in the western United States.

She is from Los Angeles, CA and enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and exploring new cities.

Melissa R. Dean

Melissa is a Licensed Behavior Analyst from Southwest Virginia who has been providing ABA for five years. Melissa graduated with an M.Ed. in Special Education and a certification in ABA from George Mason University. She also has a MA in Education from Emory and Henry University and is currently a doctoral candidate in Administrative Leadership with Carson Newman University. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and search and rescue training with her dog

Samantha Andrews

Samantha graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2016. She spent time traveling and volunteering in India for four months before receiving her Masters in Special Education with a focus on Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Texas. In August 2021, Samantha transitioned into the BCBA role continuing her passion for working with children in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Melissa Cote

Melissa Cote has a vast amount of experience in the ABA field through a variety of roles and leadership positions. She holds a Master of Business Administration, a Masters in Educational Technology and Instructional design, and a Graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She has a strong focus on naturalistic style ABA intervention. She has experience with a diverse level of kiddos on the ASD spectrum and age ranges 2-22. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and swim.

Chloe Dennis

Prior to joining the Forta team, Chloe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of San Diego. She also has experience in ABA therapy as an RBT and in healthcare as a medical assistant at a family practice. When she’s not providing care and support to families, she can be found hiking with her yellow lab, painting, or trying restaurants throughout Pittsburgh!

Lauren Furrow

Lauren has been a BCBA for 11 years and has worked in a variety of settings. Her clients have ranged in age from 18 months to 81 years. Lauren held various roles from head teacher of a private ABA preschool program, Supervising Clinician and Director of Behavioral Health. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.


“I credit ABA with helping him in a way that I could not. Especially in those first few years, I don’t even know where we would have been without ABA therapy.”

- Parent with 10 year old son

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