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 questions about ABA assessment and treatment, contact Dr. Matthew Busick at (205) 718-9519 or

For questions about eligibility, insurance coverage, and funding please call our referral line at (334) 425-6418.

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 are:

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