Our Story

“Priorities – A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”
–Anonymous

This quote serves as inspiration for not only our name, Priorities ABA, but the backbone and values of our company and staff’s perspective on working with children.

Priorities ABA specializes in behavioral consulting and therapy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our goal is to provide a highly effective treatment for both children and families with autism by following a method scientifically proven to bring clear results.

A North Carolina company, Priorities ABA was opened in 2001 by Apple and Russell Boyce. Apple’s background includes first hand experience in direct ABA instruction, generalization and naturalization of skills, community involvement, school inclusion and evaluations. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a North Carolina licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) with Health Provider Status (HSP-PA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Virginia.

Priorities ABA serves families in North Carolina. We have offices in Greenville, New Bern, Jacksonville, Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Charlotte, NC. We work with military families stationed at Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Fort Bragg, Seymour Johnson AFB, and other areas.

Our Staff

Behavioral Consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and North Carolina licensed psychologists. Consultants have masters’ degrees in psychology, specializing in areas such as developmental disabilities and behavioral psychology. Consultants are supervised by the Clinical Director that oversees all Priorities ABA programs. Programs are also supervised by a North Carolina licensed PhD psychologist, who is also a BCBA-D and specializes in applied behavior analysis.

Behavior Technicians provide the day to day 1:1 therapy and implement the treatment program designed by an ABA Consultant. Behavior Technicians must pass an extensive criminal background check and become CPR / First Aid certified before working with families. Behavior Technicians receive more than 40 hours of ABA training prior to starting with a child, and receive monthly supervision and ongoing training from a Behavioral Consultant.