Growing Independence Behavioral Services

Growing Independence Behavioral Services is available in Anniston, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile locations.

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy in a clinic setting is available for preschool and school-age children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ABA is a scientifically based process for teaching and changing behavior, proven effective for children with autism. Licensed Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Therapists conduct assessments and manage all aspects of behavioral programming.

For program details, questions about eligibility, insurance coverage, and funding please call our referral line at (334) 425-6418 or email us at

We accept private pay clients and many health insurance plans. Please contact us for assistance in determining if your health plan includes ABA coverage.

Clinic locations:

  • Clinic Director, Julia Starr, M.S., BCBA, LBA
    5459 Able Court, Mobile, Al 36693
  • Clinical Supervisor, Sarah Bedell, M.S., BCBA, LBA
    2185 Normandie Drive, Montgomery, AL 36111
  • Clinic Director, Karri Humphries, M.S., BCBA, LBA
    664 Powers Ave., Anniston, AL, 36205
  • Clinical Supervisor, Steven Bedell, M.S., BCBA, LBA
    2233 Cahaba Valley Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242