Gateway TO School

8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.  | Monday - Friday

Gateway TO School is a unique early intervention program designed specifically for children with autism spectrum disorder and communication-related disorders that incorporates the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a focus on Verbal Behavior (VB), a communication and language-based methodology designed to develop language, social, and play skills.

Your child will receive individualized one-to-one ABA therapy in a language-rich classroom setting, within a small group setting, in structured seated sessions, and in the natural play environment.

  • Classroom Learning: Learners will engage in language, literacy, and mathematics in a classroom environment (collaboratively planned by an educator and a speech-language pathologist) to promote social skills and group learning.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Programming is based on data from an initial evaluation using the VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program). Progress is closely monitored, and instructional programs are adjusted according to the individual learner’s needs.
  • Individualized Instruction: Learners are paired with a 1:1 trained instructor who is supervised by the Program Coordinator, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The learner engages in instructional activities to build foundational building blocks needed for academic and social success in school.
  • Language Group: A speech-language pathologist will work with the entire group daily and provide additional individual therapy weekly for each learner. Through the HASA Clinic, there is the opportunity for occupational therapy, if needed.
  • Room to Grow: Through these groups, learners gain foundational academic skills, continue to build language and social skills, and learn strategies to be successful in a busy learning environment. Embedded throughout the curriculum, learners are presented with opportunities to expand learning through music, art, physical activity, and outdoor play.

Gateway TO School will give you and your learner the tools and strategies to be successful in multiple learning environments while building their communication, academic, social, and play skills.


HASAHarry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 5900 Metro Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 410.318.6780