Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects 1 in 88 children. Onset is typically before the age of three and is characterized by impairments in social communication and stereotyped or repetitive behaviors.
Autism is a spectrum disorder that historically includes Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified.
Research indicates that early diagnosis is essential. All of our staff are trained in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, which typically take six hours. We evaluate your child’s strengths and weaknesses to determine their diagnosis and best treatment options. Our comprehensive evaluations include:
We offer 36 weeks of behavioral group therapy focused on social skills, stress and anger management, following directions, hygiene, daily living skills and more. For older adolescents and young adults, our social skills group addresses transportation training, school versus career decisions, budgeting and paying bills, job skill communication, handling household chores, resume building, meal preparation, and general social skills. Register for either six sessions at a time or 36 sessions for the entire school year. During some groups, there is an optional Christian component once every six weeks when a session on spiritual health is taught. Cost is $55 a session, which is billable to insurance. Please call for group days and times.
We have expertise in special education law and are available to assist schools in the following areas:
All of our therapists are trained in behavior therapy, which is supported by research as being effective in teaching new skills to children with autism spectrum disorders. We offer intensive outpatient behavioral therapy services and home-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs. Other forms of treatment that we provide include social skills training and cognitive-behavioral therapy to teach stress and anger management. We also offer home-based behavior consultation services and discrete trial training programming in addition to consultation in the school, church, and hospital settings.