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About A Gem of Joy

Shining Brighter, Together. ™

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a young girl sits talks with a three other children who are also sitting and learning about about a gem of joyA Gem of Joy provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) services and resources throughout Maryland. We cultivate a culture of authenticity and genuine joy to enhance the experience of growth. Our team is dedicated to empowering families with the knowledge and skills they need to support their loved ones, including parent-implemented ABA and parent-mediated therapy. We are committed to having a lasting effect on each family we come across by utilizing our powerful resources, education, and training programs.

To learn more about our autism treatment programs, behavioral therapy, and autism therapy services, contact A Gem of Joy today at 888.501.6641.

About A Gem of Joy and Our Mission to Our Community 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential components of our mission to provide high quality ABA services while spreading joy to families throughout Maryland. We understand that systemic inequalities and biases can create barriers to accessing services and achieving optimal outcomes for marginalized communities and are committed to taking action to address these issues.

We recognize that creating an inclusive and equitable organizational culture requires continuous learning, self-reflection, and a willingness to make necessary changes. To achieve our DEI goals, we will take the following steps:

  • Conduct regular training on bias, cultural humility, and inclusive practices for all staff, including leadership.
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract, retain, and promote diverse staff members at all levels of our organization.
  • Collect and analyze data on the impact of our policies and practices on client outcomes, family satisfaction, and staff satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with advocacy groups to identify and address healthcare disparities impacting marginalized communities.

We understand that achieving DEI requires a long-term commitment, and we are dedicated to integrating DEI principles into every aspect of our organization. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable for creating an inclusive and equitable environment for both our staff and the families that we serve.

A Gem of Joy’s ABA Services

Autism Treatment Programs

Our comprehensive autism treatment programs include proven behavioral techniques and data-driven assessments to help individuals with autism reach their full potential. We strive to provide practical strategies to help our clients learn new skills, develop social and communication skills, and build meaningful relationships.


A Gem of Joy’s approach to ABA therapy is to create a warm, inviting, safe, and engaging environment for our clients. We use therapy plans that are tailored to each individual’s needs so they can learn about themselves, their emotions, and the world around them in a meaningful way.

Autism Therapy Services

Our autism therapy services empower families, providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary for adequately caring for their loved ones. From parent training to ABA therapy and social skill programs, we have a wide variety of offerings that can meet your needs. You can receive quality care while building strong family bonds with our support.

Parent and Caregiver Training and Education

Here at A Gem of Joy, we are committed to equipping parents and caregivers with the knowledge they require to give their best care. Our community-based and in-home services and educational programs can supply you with the strategies necessary for caring for your loved ones. We understand that every family is unique, and our team is devoted to providing the best care and education while embracing your family’s values.

A Gem of Joy's Resources

We are committed to providing accessible and comprehensive resources about autism. We have a range of information about ABA, behavioral therapy, and autism services, as well as tips on creating a supportive environment. At A Gem of Joy, we provide the knowledge and resources to make meaningful changes. All of our ABA programs and services are supervised and supported by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®).

Some of the programs and services that we offer include:

  • Individualized assessments
    • Skill assessment (communication, social skills, daily living skills)
    • Behavioral assessments
  • Treatment plan development
    • Individualized success goals
    • Intervention and support strategies
  • Direct Intervention (1:1 therapy)
    • With a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)
  • Parent-mediated therapy
  • Caregiver education and training
  • Transition support
  • Coordination with academic and other providers

We aim to create a supportive, empowering, and effective environment for our clients and their families. With A Gem of Joy’s resources and services, every family can achieve success.

Receive More Information on A Gem of Joy's Programs and Services

At A Gem of Joy, we are devoted to helping our clients and their families reach their goals. We collaborate with families to assess individuals and work together to create a personalized plan tailored to the family’s needs. With our team’s support, resources, and knowledge about autism, we are committed to helping families create a lasting impact. Together we can create a brighter future for individuals with autism. Contact A Gem of Joy today at 888.501.6641 to learn more about our services and resources.