10435 S Ortonville Rd Clarkston MI, 48348 Unit A

Office Hours 8:00am-4:30pm , Therapy Hours 9:00am-4:00pm

Collaboration Station Autism Center

Tailored ABA Programs For Your Child’s Growth

Delivering ABA Therapy and Behavioral Health Services to individuals ages 2-8, in Clarkston, Michigan

Empowering Progress Through ABA Therapy

At Collaboration Station, we stand as a beacon of support and progress for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our embrace of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a scientifically proven approach that forms the cornerstone of our interventions. With a focus on evidence-based ABA Therapy procedures, we ensure that our services are not only rooted in research but also tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Join us on a journey where collaboration sparks progress, and possibilities shine brightly.

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Our Values

Why Choose Collaboration Station

Collaboration Station’s core values are a testament to its commitment to delivering exceptional care for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Here’s a concise representation of these values.

Evidence-Based Practice

We prioritize the use of evidence-based procedures and techniques to ensure the effectiveness of our interventions.

Social Validity

We recognize the importance of socially meaningful outcomes, ensuring our services have a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.


We actively engage with families and other service providers to create a comprehensive and integrated approach to treatment.

Quality of Life

Our focus is on enhancing the overall quality of life for individuals with autism, emphasizing independence and well-being.

Ethics & Positivity

Upholding high ethical standards, our positive approach fosters support, encouragement, and optimism.

Team Based Approach

We prioritize teamwork, uniting professionals, individuals, and families for personalized paths, ensuring exceptional care and outcomes.

Meet The Owner : Kelsey Ruffin

Kelsey, the owner and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) of Collaboration Station, embarked on her ABA journey in 2011 during her undergraduate studies at Western Michigan University. This early exposure laid the foundation for her passion for supporting individuals with autism. Pursuing a master’s degree in special education with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) at Oakland University further deepened her understanding of ABA principles. 

Looking Into Kelsey’s History with ABA Therapy and Her BCBA Certification

In 2016, Kelsey achieved BCBA certification, showcasing her expertise and dedication to evidence-based interventions. Her bright and enthusiastic mindset is evident in her work, reflecting a genuine commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of her clients. Recognizing the importance of her mission, Kelsey took a leap of faith to establish Collaboration Station Autism Center.

The Beginning of The Collaboration Station Dream & Journey

Kelsey’s decision to create a dedicated center demonstrates her determination to provide high-quality ABA Therapy services for individuals with autism and their families. Her journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment, combining education, experience, and passion to form a strong foundation for Collaboration Station. Her vision for the center reflects a genuine desire to positively impact and improve the lives of those she serves.


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Transforming lives through ABA excellence for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities

Empowering ABA Therapy Journeys : Stories of Progress and Gratitude

Kelsey worked with our son from age 4 to 8, she is instrumental in all the progress he has made in his journey and we can’t imagine the same results without her tremendous knowledge and experience. Our son was initially diagnosed with ASD and nonverbal, he didn’t understand “yes” or “no”, he was not potty trained, and had a huge problem with food and texture just to name a few. Over the years we tackled the above problems and more with Kelsey’s very close guidance , great communication and kindness in every step. He has made so much progress that it is surreal to remember the beginning, today he is a thriving 10 year old boy who will talk your ears off and will eat anything you give him. He is a good communicator with so much potential and new surprises everyday. We are truly forever indebted to Kelsey for everything she has done and the love I know she has for my son and all of the kids she helps.

– Former Parent

We met Kelsey shortly after we received our son’s diagnosis of autism, which can be a very uncertain time for any parent. From day one, we knew we were all in good hands and I now know, we were in the very BEST of hands. The growth that we saw in our son over the next three years of working with Kelsey was absolutely incredible! That hard work has resulted in a thriving, successful, social, and happy little second grader that is learning to navigate his special gifts in this fast paced world we live in. The genuine care that Kelsey showed to our son and the support that she provided to us as his parents is something that we will be forever grateful for. The impact that she has left on our family, will last a lifetime.

– Former Parent

As first-time parents with a child on the Autism spectrum, we were naturally apprehensive about the road ahead. However, Kelsey’s unwavering support and genuine care made all the difference during this crucial period of adjustment for our family. Her kindness and attentiveness towards individuals with disabilities were evident in every interaction we had. Kelsey’s wealth of experience, innovative ideas, and extensive knowledge allowed her to guide us through the many difficult challenges we faced. She consistently went above and beyond to ensure that our son felt confident and at ease. Her dedication and determination to help him succeed are truly inspiring. What impressed us the most about Kelsey was her ability to instill a sense of hope and resilience in our family. She never gives up, and is always pushing to explore new strategies and approaches. With her unwavering support, our son achieved milestones we never thought possible, and his progress continues to astound us.

– Former Parent

We had the pleasure to work with Kelsey for over a year. She was our daughter’s BCBA. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we got as Kelsey was very tentative to details, very organized, very driven to provide the best service to our daughter. She would always suggest ways to improve our daughter’s programs and out of the box ideas that align with ABA. Kelsey was available anytime and every time…regardless if this was viz text, email, or a phone call. We were very lucky to work with Kelsey.

– Former Parent

Join Our Team : Impact Lives & Ignite Possibilities!

At Collaboration Station, we believe in the power of dedicated individuals coming together to make a difference. If you’re passionate about creating positive impacts, fostering growth and contributing to a supportive community, we invite you to join our team. Here, your expertise and enthusiasm become the driving force behind transformative journeys. Explore rewarding career opportunities with us and be a part of a team that is committed to making a lost lasting difference in the lives of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Together, let’s build a future filled with collaboration, compassion, and endless possibilities! Join us on this meaningful journey!
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A happy boy at the Collaboration Station Autism Center, enthusiastically engaged in solving a puzzle. His joy and concentration shine through as he pieces together the puzzle, capturing a moment of learning and accomplishment during ABA Therapy
A young autistic boy engaged in learning at the Collaboration Station Autism Center. He is immersed in a supportive environment, with attentive educators guiding his educational journey
An autistic girl sitting at a table, focused on assembling a puzzle at the Collaboration Station Autism Center. Her hands carefully piece together the puzzle, reflecting concentration and engagement in the therapeutic aba therapy activity
An autistic girl joyfully engaged in play at the Collaboration Station Autism Center's educational facility. She explores learning through interactive activities, embodying a supportive and inclusive environment for children on the autism spectrum through ABA Therapy
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Start Your Child’s ABA Journey Today at Collaboration Station!

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