Autism Behavior Services, Inc. (ABSI) is proud to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Washington. ABSI specializes in providing researched based ABA treatment in both 1:1 therapy and social skills. Our talented team serves Pierce, King, and Thurston County. ABSI was founded in California by Dr. Rosa Patterson in 2010 and we are excited to offer services in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Patterson developed Let’s Learn About Friends and Feelings (Let’s L.A.F.F), a social group that promotes the social-emotional and behavioral growth of individuals affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our Tacoma office is coordinated by Claire Norris. Claire has a General Education teaching credential, is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Washington, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 4 years of experience working under Dr. Patterson and the clinical director Natalie Taguchi-Solorio in the clinic, community, home, and school settings. Claire has experience in Discrete Trial Training, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Natural Environment Training, and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).

Claire Norris
MA, BCBA, LBA 

Behavior Analyst

Claire completed her Bachelor’s of Science and earned her K-6 General Education teaching credential in 2013 from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. During her undergraduate coursework, Claire had the opportunity to perform her clinical teaching rotations with the special needs population in a wide variety of environments. After moving to California in the summer of 2014, Claire enrolled in graduate coursework at National University in San Diego where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching and a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Claire became a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) through the state of Washington in 2018 and is eager to provide services in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties.

Autism Behavior Services, Inc. has qualified staff ready to serve you and your children. We offer Functional Behavior Assessments, 1:1 Behavior Analytic services, Program Supervision, Social Groups, and Consultation for parents and schools.  Autism Behavior Services, Inc. is dedicated to serving individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families. For more information on services available in the Tacoma and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) areas, please contact us at 855-581-0100 and speak to our intake department today!

We have qualified staff ready to serve you and your children. We offer 1:1 behavior analytic services, social groups, and consultation services. Please contact our office at 855-581-0100 for a complimentary consultation.

Location: 1201 Pacific Avenue, 6th Floor, Tacoma, WA. 98402

We provide services in the following counties & cities in Washington:

Pierce County

  • Tacoma
  • DuPont
  • Steilacoom
  • Lakewood
  • Spanaway
  • Bonney Lake
  • Graham
  • Fife
  • Orting
  • Buckley
  • Edgewood
  • Auburn
  • University Place
  • Frederickson
  • Parkland
  • Elk Plain
  • Fircrest
  • Roy
  • Camp Murray
  • Parkland
  • Midland
  • Summit
  • Waller

King County

  • Federal Way
  • Lakeland North
  • Lakeland South
  • Auburn
  • Pacific
  • Milton

Thurston County

  • Lacey
  • Olympia
  • Tumwater
  • Yelm
  • Rainier
  • Union Mill