Welcome to ABA Preschool Academy

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and caring environment for your children. We want to promote independence on all levels and increase the learners’ self confidence in a fun and enjoyable environment.

Our teaching methods are based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) which is a method that has become the intervention of choice for many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ABA is not a method of teaching but a way of establishing clear learning paths and breaking them into small achievable goals that are continuously monitored and changed accordingly to ensure success.

Children with autism may have difficulty with speech and communication, and with understanding social interactions. Also there may be behavioural problems related to these difficulties. ABA interventions can improve the quality of life for a person with autism – and the family – by teaching speech or communication skills, helping them to get their needs met without behaving in a way that upsets them. ABA Preschool Academy develops Individualised Educational Plans (IEP) tailored specifically to your child’s development.


Based in our locations in Shankill and Tallaght, ABA Preschool Academy is an educational centre for preschool children with autism and related disorders.

Parents wishing to enrol their children should make preliminary enquiries using the contact form on this website.

Waiting lists are in operation for schools and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Once a place has been offered parents are welcome to come and visit our school.

Parents can apply for full funding to the Department of Education and Skills under the Home Tuition Grant. We would be more than happy to talk you through this process or if you just need general information or support feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to help any way we can.


Our Team

At the ABA Preschool Academy we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. To that end, we are committed to hiring and training passionate and dedicated staff and to providing an environment that fosters growth and learning. Our greatest reward is seeing the progress of our children and knowing that we are making a positive impact on them and their families.

Our Programs

ABA Preschool academy uses behavior analytic principles to teach your child new skills. We focus on teaching your child in a fun and enjoyable environment.


We recognise that every child is different and no one child will have the same needs and abilities.


We value everyone’s opinions and feel it is important to have everyone striving to a similar goal.


Social interactions are an area that many children with ASD struggle with and often need a great deal of help to interact with their peers.

Our support services

ABA Preschool Academy will create personalised individual educational programs for each individual need of the child.

This is achieved through a broad curriculum incorporating: language, communication, play, social interaction, fine motor and gross motor skills.

Our priority is to promote independence and a sense of achievement in each child.

All our children will have access to a range of supports and services to help achieve their goals within a natural environment.