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THE FATAJ APPROACH

Family-centered, yet grounded in evidence based practices that 

gets the results your family needs.

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2610 Orange Center Blvd.  Orlando, FL 32805

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Our mission at FaTaj Transition & Learning Center is to provide consistent, and high quality treatment to clients and their families, by creating a comfortable and therapeutic training environment.

 

FaTaj Transition & Learning Center, LLC, is an agency that provides center-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children, adolescence and young adults diagnosed with Autism and other related developmental and behavioral disabilities.

ABA therapy is a scientific discipline that focuses on increasing communication skills and language, improving focus and attention, tolerance, as well as decrease problem behaviors. Our well trained  and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians only use research based practices and are here to provide high quality services.

 

Any individual experiencing daily difficulties with functioning in his/her home, school, or community, will benefit from ABA. The science of Applied Behavior Analysis has proven the environmental effects on one’s behavior. In order to shape the behavior, the environment must change and FaTaj is here to help!

About Us

OUR SERVICES

Services
Skill Acquisition Training

Communication

Social Skills

Potty Training

Self Care

Feeding Therapy

Behavior Reduction Training

Self-Injurious

Behaviors

Risk-Taking

Behaviors

Tantrums

Defiance

Property Destruction

Elopement

Physical Aggression

Other Disruptive Behaviors

WHAT TO EXPECT

What to Expect
  • FaTaj accepts individuals ages 2 - 21 years old.

  • If services are funded by your child's insurance, you will need the following documents before requesting authorization

1) A Doctor's referral or Script signed by a Medical Doctor (MD) (most insurance companies will not accept the script if it is signed by a nurse practitioner. The referral/script MUST request ABA services.

2) A Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation (CDE). e.g. Child's rating autism scale.- This can be completed by a Developmental Pediatrician or Psychiatrist 

  • Once all documents are gathered, please complete our agency's referral form in its entirety and email it to info@fatajtlc.com or fax it to 407-395-3487 (attn. ABA intake)

  • Once all required documents are received and authorization from your insurance provider has been granted, one of our skilled BCBAs will contact your family to schedule an intake session. At this time additional documents (IEPs, Psychoneurological, Medical documents, etc.), will be reviewed. An in-depth assessment (e.g. VB-MAPP, FAST, etc), will be conducted by the Analyst, as well as a direct observation of the client will be conducted. (approx. 2 hours for total assessment).

  • Once goals are determined, the Analyst will develop a detailed assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and submit it to your insurance provider. ***The amount of hours requested for services will be determined based on the medical necessity identified at intake. 

  • Your insurance provider or designated 3rd party review team will review the assessment and BIP (up to 2 weeks). 

  • Once the plan is approved and service hours are authorized, your Analyst or Program Manager will schedule regular appointments. 

FUNDING ACCEPTED

Providers
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Private Pay, FaTaj is an in-network provider for all Medicaid plans under Behavioral Health, WellCare, Cigna and CMS Title 21 

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OUR DIRECTOR

Meet Our Director
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LaTeisha Gilzean, M.Ed., BCBA

LaTeisha Gilzean, M.Ed, BCBA, was born in Detroit, Michigan, and her journey toward becoming an advocate for individuals with disabilities began at an early age. Growing up with a twin sister who faced intellectual disabilities and limited access to services, LaTeisha developed a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference in the lives of those with similar challenges.

Her educational path led her to Florida State University, where she pursued both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education. Motivated by her personal experiences with her sister, LaTeisha dedicated herself to understanding how to support individuals with disabilities effectively.

After completing her studies at FSU, LaTeisha embarked on a teaching career, initially working with middle and high school students at an alternative school in Seminole County, Florida. During this time, she recognized the critical need for specialized interventions and education tailored to the unique needs of students with disabilities.

Driven by her passion for helping others, LaTeisha pursued further education at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she obtained her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This marked a pivotal moment in her career as she delved deeper into the principles and practices of ABA, which would become instrumental in her professional endeavors.

As she continued her studies, LaTeisha also began working as a behavior therapist, providing invaluable support to children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders in the home setting. Her dedication to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities led her to establish her first ABA clinic, the FaTaj Transition & Learning Center, in 2019.

With her vision to create a supportive environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), LaTeisha's commitment to excellence and compassion drove the success of the FaTaj Transition & Learning Center. However, her aspirations didn't stop there.

In 2023, LaTeisha, with the guidance and support from her husband, Glen Gilzean, fulfilled a lifelong dream by opening the FaTaj Transition & Learning Academy, a private school catering to children with ASD in Orlando, Florida. This endeavor represented a significant milestone in her career, offering a comprehensive educational program that integrates individualized curriculum and ABA methodologies to meet the diverse needs of each student.

LaTeisha's journey is characterized by her unwavering dedication to serving others, fueled by her personal experiences and deep-rooted passion for making a difference. Her commitment to providing quality education and support for individuals with disabilities reflects her belief in the transformative power of empathy, understanding, and inclusion. As she continues to lead and innovate in the field of special education, LaTeisha remains profoundly grateful for the opportunity to impact lives and fulfill what she sees as her calling to do God's work.

Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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V. M., Program Director

I met the parent of a former client of your last night at a school event in Apopka. She took the time to tell me how “amazing” your services were and described them as “life changing” for the entire family. She reported that her son went from very destructive, tantrumming throughout the day and not potty trained to a typical child in a regular ed kindergarten class. Even though you discharged over a year ago she is still very thankful for your services.  I know that you change the lives of your clients/families daily but love to hear such high and genuine praise. Thank you all your hard work and dedication!

What our parents have to say:

LaTeisha has taught my entire family strategies on how to handle positive and negative behaviors. She is super awesome and we looked forward to having her in our home every week. Our family from our youngest that is 4 yrs old to our oldest that is 8 has learned something good that they now practice.

                                                             -K.L.

My grandbaby attends FaTaj Transition center. She has greatly improved her behavior and social skills. Her potty training is going well. I highly recommend FaTaj's center.

                                                                                     -B.R.

Very friendly staff my grandsons love going there

                                                                          -L.B.

Whitney M Young Academy 

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Now Enrolling for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Whitney M. Young Academy is a private school, now accepting applications for students with varying exceptionalities grades K-3rd grade. The private school is a tuition-based school accepting the Step Up Scholarship. AT WMYA, we offer small classroom sizes, a 3:1 teacher-student ratio including support from a Behavior technician, and a specialized curriculum to help bridge the communication, social and academic gap. We follow the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards, which features four concepts that that are encountered frequently throughout the standard domains: Play, Patterns, Cause and Effect and Communication. Our unique curriculum focuses on increasing attending and focusing, independent task completion, compliance and communication while integrating core curriculum.

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Here's what you need to know:

  • Must be at least 3 years old on Sept. 1 of the school year

  • Program length: 1/2 day program PreK-3 and PreK-4 (8:45a-12p) and full day K-3rd grade (8:45a-3p)

  • Spots are limited: Attendance policy strictly enforced

  • Pull out and push in ABA services provided by FaTaj Transition & Learning Center

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Tuition & Fees

WMYA is a tuition-based school and accepts the Family Empowerment Scholarship and private pay. Please see below for steps on how to apply for the scholarship.

Lunch program available 

Apply Here: FES-UA | Apply For A Scholarship Step Up For Students

RESOURCES

Become a FaTaj Team Member

Step up for student scholarships:

Step Up For Students: Scholarships In Florida 

Check the license/certification status of your provider: 

 

Florida Department of Health (for medical and behavioral health practitioners)

Behavior analyst certification board (BACB) (for any ABA provider) 

 

Report Child abuse or neglect: https://myflfamilies.com/

Mobile Crisis Services (download resource)

Report Medicaid waste, fraud, or abuse:

http://ahca.myflorida.com/Executive/Inspector_General/complaints.shtml

 

Non-emergency help line: http://www.211.org 

 

Change your Medicaid plan: Medicaid Options: 888-367-6554

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