top of page
Red Apples


Our Story

APPLE Consulting was started by Dr. Allison Lowy Apple in 2005 to address the need for a bridge to collaborative in the myriad of environments children with autism are served.  Although it began with just one provider (Dr. Apple), it is now currently one of the longest running agencies serving children with autism in the Puget Sound with just under 50 employees. 


APPLE'S Foundation



Here are some significant events in APPLE's history

  • 2005:  Served public schools only in the Puget Sound Area led by Dr. Apple

  • 2006:  Home programming was added along with a select small number of behavior technicians to serve the children at home.

  • 2007:  More technicians were added to the agency along with a few BCBAs.

  • 2008: Opening of our first administrative office in Redmond, WA.

  • 2011:  Office moved to Downtown Bellevue with a few offices for clinical use.

  • 2013:  Dr. Christopher Jones became APPLE's Director of Operations.

  • 2014:  Temporary move to Northup Way in Bellevue for 1 year.  APPLE at this time had about 7 BCBAs and 20 Behavior Technicians

  • 2015:  Move again to Downtown Bellevue across from Overlake Hospital.  Both administrative and clinical offices again in about 1500 square feet.

  • 2016:  Steve Michalski joins APPLE as Clinic Director.

  • 2017:  Opened our first comprehensive service clinic in Bothell on the second floor of our current building (7000 sq ft); hired additional technicians to include about 30 in all.

  • 2018:  Moved our administrative offices from Bellevue to Bothell;  attained our first accreditation as a BHCOE (Behavioral Health Center of Excellence); added an additional 4000 sq ft to our Bothell Clinic by taking over Suite 180 on the first floor of our building complete with a gross motor room!

  • 2020:  Attained our second BHCOE accreditation [expired in 2022; learn about ACQ (Autism Commission on Quality) whose accreditation APPLE intends to apply for in and around 2024]; added an additional 3000 sq ft by taking over Suite 170 on the first floor of our building.

  • 2022:  Began staff development and credentialing in PFA/SBT, a compassionate and trauma-informed approach to addressing "problem" behavior; Dr. Apple credentialed as a Level 4 in PFA/SBT.

  • 2023:  APPLE is in the process of remodeling all 14,000 sq ft of our clinic, including an additional gross motor room, an SBT room and a lobby connecting all 3 spaces that allows for better security.

Today:  APPLE Consulting employees approximately 10 BCBAs and 35 technicians and growing! 


Our approach at APPLE Consulting is centered around providing compassionate and personalized care to individuals with autism. We understand that each individual with autism is unique and requires a tailored approach to their care. That's why we prioritize personalization in our clinical approach, ensuring that every aspect of the care plan is designed to meet the specific needs of each individual.

In addition to personalization, we also prioritize collaboration with parents and other critical stakeholders. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when everyone involved in an individual's care is working together towards a common goal. Our team works closely with parents, educators, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the individual's needs are being met from all angles.


At APPLE Consulting, we also recognize the importance of trauma-informed care. Many individuals with autism have experienced trauma in their lives, and we understand that this can have a significant impact on their overall well-being. That's why we take a trauma-informed approach to care, prioritizing safety and trust in all of our interactions with individuals and their families.


Finally, we believe in using evidence-based practices in our clinical approach. We stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in autism care to ensure that our clients are receiving the highest quality care possible.


By combining compassion, personalization, collaboration, trauma-informed care, and evidence-based practices, we are able to provide comprehensive and effective care to individuals with autism.

Curious Girl
bottom of page