Providing high-quality, evidence-based services for children with ASD in Southern Nevada

Summit Autism Services is an organization committed to the treatment of children with special needs, using empirically validated methods and strategies in order to assist each child in reaching his or her highest potential, and improving their quality of life.

Using evidence-based practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our professionals collaborate with each family to develop and implement individualized treatment plans. We specialize in comprehensive early intervention (ages 0-5) and use evidence-based practices to target skill deficits and behavioral excesses for children with the diagnosis of ASD.

In addition to language, behavioral and educational programming, we focus on the needs of the family and its fundamental role in the success of our treatment programs. We are dedicated to providing each family with customized support and training using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) while adhering to the ethical and professional guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)


“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”

- Robert John Meehan


Research Study

June 2018 - We will be recruiting parent participants for the 'Teaching Skills to Toddlers: A Program for Carers.' This is a research study in collaboration with the University of Connecticut; Dr. Deborah Fein is the principal investigator. For more information, please click on the 'Learn More' button below.

Professional Events

November 12-15, 2018 - Dr. Hughes-Lika will be presenting a symposium at the 5th World Autism Organization International Congress in Houston, TX. 

May 24-29, 2018 - Dr. Hughes-Lika will be presenting at the ABAI annual conference in San Diego, CA. She will be presenting a  symposium on effective training models for staff and care givers. 

May 11-13, 2018 - Dr. Hughes-Lika will be an invited speaker at the MassABA annual conference, presenting a talk on a systematic approach to BACB supervision services.

April 7-8, 2018 - Dr. Hughes-Lika will be presenting a two-day workshop on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) in Zagreb, Croatia.

March 28-29, 2018 - Dr. Hughes-Lika will be presenting a two-day workshop on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) in Tirana, Albania.