Beyond the Label Autism Services celebrates 10 years

Beyond the Label Autism Services, a provider of specialized treatment for autism and development disabilities, is celebrating 10 years of practice within counties throughout central and southeastern Indiana.

BTL opened its doors in 2013, starting in Shelby County. It has since expanded into various counties throughout Indiana. Some of the most served counties include Marion, Hancock, Johnson, Rush, Decatur, Bartholomew, Jackson and Jennings.

The foundation uses a locally sourced and all-natural applied behavior analysis model. ABA therapy aims to improve socially significant behaviors by using scientifically based principles and procedures, helping patients succeed and reach their full potential.

“I believe we are all called to do purposeful work in life,” said Dr. Melissa Poe, founder of BTL. “Our true calling isn’t necessarily the work itself, though. It’s the way these individuals with autism mold and shape us each day into kinder, gentler, more compassionate human beings.”

BTL also recognizes a decade of service would not have been possible without the support and encouragement from people across the surrounding communities.

“Reflecting upon the past decade has been very humbling,” Poe said. “Our team feels very honored, privileged and appreciative of the opportunities to have worked closely with resource agencies, autism support groups and so many very devoted families along the way. It is because of these meaningful collaborations that we have been able to enhance the quality of life for these kids, adolescents and young adults working so hard every day with us.”

Currently, BTL offers treatment and family support primarily in homes and schools across central and southeastern Indiana as well as in its clinic-based models for families surrounding Shelbyville and Rushville.

If you are interested in enrolling in Beyond the Label’s services, visit to fill out a registration form. Employment opportunities also are listed on the website under Career Opportunities.