About Us

Family First Center for Autism and Child Development opened in Kansas City in 2010. Since then, it has been our mission to serve our families with the highest quality of therapeutic services while maintaining a fun, friendly, and interactive environment for our children to learn and thrive. 

Family First provides intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with autism. We recognize that the needs of each child may be very different. Our programs are designed with your child in mind making sure we are targeting their specific needs. Core areas that are addressed within our programming may include language development, social skills development, behavior management, and functional living skills.

All of our therapy is provided in individual rooms in order to eliminate distractions. Social skills development is often addressed on a larger scale, group format that may include developmentally similar peers as well as peer models. Targeted skills are taught systematically with the end goal of having the behavior or skill generalize into the home and community environments.

All of our therapy rooms are video monitored for educational, training and safety purposes. We use our video monitoring system to aid in ongoing supervision and feedback for our staff and as a tool for parent training. In addition, it has been exciting to watch our children self monitor their progress at the center by reviewing their own performance through our video system.

Family First has facilities located in Kansas City, Missouri, Liberty, Missouri,  and Leavenworth, Kansas. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Please feel free to contact us for an individual meeting and a tour of one of our facilities!