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Autism Program


The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Center

Our program provides Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals in West Michigan. Evidence-based and individualized interventions and teaching techniques are provided in-home, in our learning center, or in the community, depending on the needs of the individual receiving therapy.

Eligibility for ABA

Eligibility for the ABA program is determined by testing and diagnosis. Medicaid recipients must be referred through HealthWest or Ottawa County Community Mental Health. The ABA Center of Pioneer Resources also accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield.


What Therapy Includes

Therapy provided may include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Vocalization and Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Imitation Skills
  • Play and Leisure Skills
  • Self-Management Skills
  • Safety Skills
  • Toileting Skills
  • Grooming Skills
  • Classroom Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Money Management Skills
  • Community Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Behavior Reduction
  • Parent Training

Pioneer Resources Therapy Team

Therapy is provided by Behavior Analyst Technicians (BATs) who receive intensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis. Additionally, they receive ongoing training and supervision in ABA techniques and individualized treatment plans each week. Our team is passionate about what they do and looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with the children and young adults in the ABA program.

Program Manager

Anissa Goodno, LBSW
Anissa received her Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and has over 20 years experience working in the field of Social Services working to improve the lives of people with special challenges. She is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Michigan and has worked as a Program Manager serving adults and children with since 2012. Anissa is most recently responsible for the development and management of the ABA Center of Pioneer Resources which opened in September 2017.

Clinical Team

Maggie Foster, M.S., QBHP
Maggie acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis Liberal Arts and graduated with her Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Statistics from Northern Arizona University. Maggie is currently attending Florida Institute of Technology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been providing ABA therapy for 3 years. In the past, Maggie taught as an elementary teacher and as an adjunct professor at Baker College in the field of Behavior Therapy.  She currently provides ABA services  in Ottawa County.

Timothy J. Templin, M.A., BCBA
Timothy received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ball State University and graduated with his master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis and Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Most recently, he completed a Post-Graduate Certification in Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2013. Tim joins The ABA Center of Pioneer Resources with a rich history of career experiences that include working in a forensic psychiatric hospital for 13 years. Since 2015, Tim has been practicing as a Behavior Specialist in the community and became Board Certified in August of 2018. Timothy has also written a book about his father’s artwork and currently runs a podcast on the subject of behavior analysis.

Samantha Trenter, BCaBA
Samantha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University in 2015. She continued her education with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology where she successfully completed coursework toward becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Samantha passed the Board exam in February of 2019 and now works as a BCaBA for The ABA Center of Pioneer Resources. Previous to this, Samantha worked as a Behavior Technician for over three and a half years. Samantha is excited to have joined the clinical team providing services to children in our community.

Questions about EIBI or ABA

For more information, please contact Anissa Goodno at 231-220-2308 or via email