Futures Behavior Therapy Center

Life Skills Program

The Futures BTC Life Skills After School program has been designed to assist children and young adults (8-18 yrs) acquire the necessary skills that enhance their ability to live and work independently. The program offers a chance to discover new recreational interests, increase communication/social skills, develop safety & community awareness, learn self-help and pre-vocational skills. The program also provides a platform to develop character and make new friends.

The Staff includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Speech and Language Pathologists (CCC-SLPs), Special Education Teachers and teacher assistants trained in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Community Skills

Community Skills develops and promotes best practice job training and social skills. The program offers a chance to discover new recreational interests, increase communication/social skills, develop safety & community awareness, learn self-help and pre-vocational skills. In addition, the program provides a platform to develop character and make new friends.

Pre-Community Skills

Pre-Community Skills program is for students who do not have the prerequisite skills necessary to benefit for the community based activities. Students work 1:1 in the center to increase pre-vocational, social and self-help skills necessary to be productive members of the community. Once students master skills in the 1:1 setting, these skills are generalized across other environments.

What is the Life Skills program?


Futures Behavior Therapy Center’s Life Skills program provides students with the ability to access skills that will improve their quality of life, and to help them become productive members of their communities.

Who is it for?


These groups are specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum and range in age, ability, language and behavior.

How does it work?


Child-specific goals are created based on direct assessments and collaboration with the families and school systems. Students develop vocational, communication, and functional community skills through repetition, positive reinforcement and prompt fading methods.

Where is the program located?


Futures Behavior Therapy Center
100 Cummings Center 157J
Beverly, MA 01915

How do I get started?


Please contact us with any questions at 978.969.2894 or programs@futuresbtc.com.