WELCOME TO AFA ACADEMY!

For over 43 years, we have been entrusted by parents to provide educational and therapy services for children with mild to severe developmental delays, including autism.  Our highly specialized setting includes programs in ABA, RDI, Inclusion Pre-School, and Therapy. Featuring small class sizes and excellent ratios, our certified staff provides the nurturing and loving environment every child needs to excel.  We invite you to find out why we have been so successful for over 4 decades.
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AT AFA  ACADEMY WE BELIEVE IN AN INDIVIDUALIZED COMPREHENSIVE HOLISTIC APPROACH

Our Program Offers:

  • ABA, including the Natural Environment
  • RDI Therapy
  • Inclusion
  • Peer Mentoring Opportunities
  • Social Langauge Groups
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Sensory Diets
  • Picky Eating Therapy
  • Handwriting Specialist
  • Certified Music Therapy
  • Aqua Therapy
  • Community Based Instruction
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • PROMPT

AFA ACADEMY OFFERS A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM

Preschool Program

  • 18 months – 3 years
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preschool Inclusion Program 

  • 3-5 years
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Specialized Programs

  • Intensive Behavior Intervention Program for the Young Child (18 months through 5 years) featuring 28 hours of ABA therapy.
  • Intensive Behavior Intervention Program for the Elementary aged child featuring 28 hours of ABA therapy.                       
  • Special Education Elementary Program, featuring RDI therapy for children 6 to 11 years.

Junior and Senior High Program

  • 12 -21 years
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

AFA  ACADEMY STAFF

Meet AFAA’s Teachers, Therapists and Administration. Click on a staff member’s photo for details. Learn more about your child’s teachers, therapists and administration by reading their updated bios.


HOWARD PARK CENTER  •  15834 Clayton Road  •  Ellisville, Missouri 63011  •  P: 636-227-2339  •  F: 636-227-8711

AFA ACADEMY  •  265 Steamboat Lane  •  Ballwin, Missouri 63011  •  P: 636-227-2330

AFAA’s Autism Program was featured on News Channel 5 on April 22, 2014.  Click on the link below to watch the story.  http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2014/04/23/autism-intervention-diagnosis/8069571/