Imagine your child having a disorder that will stay with him or her forever. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) doesn’t go away, and we take that to heart. Without proper treatment, ASD can cause significant issues for children as they age. The good thing is, through intensive behavioral therapy, children may significantly improve their cognitive and language skills. These skill improvements create lifelong changes for children and their families that give them an opportunity to succeed.
Because of you, our children with ASD are improving every day.
One of the ways you are helping children is by supporting our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. ABA is an evidence-based way of teaching children essential skills that are key to their growth: from communication to social play skills, toilet training and addressing picky eating behaviors, ABA creates sustainable change in the lives of the families we serve.
You make all of this possible:
- Children in the program receive one-on-one behavioral therapy at a rate of 15 to 30 hours per week to address their individual treatment goals.
- Behavioral Analysts work closely with each family to help each parent learn strategies to engage their child at home and in the community, and to troubleshoot behavioral challenges that arise.
- Language development assistance is available using the evidence-based Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). This methodology, in which children exchange pictures with others, helps students learn to communicate their wants and needs calmly.
Due to your committed support, our staff are able to provide thorough 1:1 treatment to children with ASD and other developmental disorders. Thank you for giving them promising futures.