Parent Education Program

Our most comprehensive program.  This program combines group meetings and    in-home, individually-tailored services.  

Parents will learn to:

  • Play and interact with their child
  • Improve their child’s eye contact 
  • Help their child communicate
  • Teach basic skills to their child
  • Create a home environment that sets the stage for success
  • Handle common parenting challenges


Parent Consultation Services

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services provided in the home or community.

Services include:

  • In-home observations & assessment 
  • Individually tailored plans
  • Function-based plans for challenging behaviors
  • Individualized strategies for skill deficits
  • Ongoing assessment of strategies
  • Training and support for caregivers

Counseling Services

Counseling services are available from         a supervised Marriage and Family Therapy Intern. 

  • Individuals, couples, or families
  • Services include evidence-based interventions such as CBT
  • Support coping with stressors
  • Impact of stressors on family relationships
  • Anxiety and depression


Alta Families Assists Parents

Alta Families teaches a wide range of parenting strategies, and helps each family discover the best strategies for them. We have a program tailored to families with children exhibiting warning signs of autism or a related disorder, or who have received a diagnosis. We also assist families of 

children exhibiting language delays, learning disabilities, or behavioral concerns.

The Alta Families team includes professionals with direct experience working with children facing learning or behavioral challenges, using strategies based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

While intensive ABA services are highly effective in addressing the needs of children on the autism spectrum, Alta Families believes that developing your skills as a parent is also important.






Our mission is to build an environment in which every individual thrives, one family at a time.



                 Upcoming Events





                                                                               Parenting Workshop:                                                                                   Handling Tantrums in Children with Autism

        Are tantrums disrupting your family?  Join us to learn strategies for handling tantrums in children with                                              autism or a related disorder.  Light refreshments will be served. 

                                    •  Location:  9340 Carmel Mountain Road, Ste. E, San Diego CA 92129

                                    •  Join us:  9/23/17 (SAT) 10:00-11:30 AM  OR  9/28/17 (THURS) 6:30-8:00

                                                               Presenter:  Carol J. McPheters, MS, BCBA  

      Carol is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and founder of Alta Families, Inc.  She began                                               working with children with autism and their families in 2001