The earlier, the better. That’s one of the most important things we know about treating children with autism. In our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs, children begin treatment as early as 18 months old, extending until they are six years old, for 15 to 30 hours per week.

The treatment is intensive, and it truly makes a difference. You are making the difference because you make it possible.

According to Dr. Kara Brooklier, the Director of Neuropsychological Services at The Children’s Center, this “intensive early behavioral intervention is the key to helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn from the social environment.” Dr. Brooklier notes, “The sooner treatments begin, the sooner children with ASD can learn to pay attention and learn from the social world.”

Children in this program work one on one with a Behavior Technician at all times toward their treatment goals. Goals range from building everyday living skills such as toileting, eating, social communication and play skills to pre-academic skills that are typical for preschool-aged children. The ABA staff also works with parents, caregivers and siblings — helping everyone in the child’s life overcome barriers.

You make it possible for approximately 53 children to go through this program every year with 1:1 clinician support every day. Additionally, 13 children successfully transitioned from the ABA program to school in September 2018! You are making a monumental impact in the lives of these children as they learn invaluable lifelong skills.

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