The Behavior Support & Skill Building Program serves individuals of all ages from early childhood through adulthood who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or documented symptoms of ASD, and are seeking services to increase their ability to be independent.
Intervention is individualized for each client based on his/her current level of needs using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioral Supports. Behaviors targeted during individualized goal planning meetings and on-going consultations include, but not limited to:
- Community Skills
- Daily Living Skills
- Engagement/Leisure Skills
- Feeding Issues
- Replacing Unwanted Behaviors
- Social Skills
- Toilet Training
All services begin with an initial goal planning meeting where a skilled behavior analyst will meet with the individual with autism and their family in order to assess current needs and review records. Following this meeting, initial treatment goals will be identified, as well as developing a plan to address the goals. All plans will be individualized based on client and family needs, including the number of treatment hours, intensity of treatment hours and intervention setting. Input from client/family members is welcome and encouraged during all stages of intervention planning and implementation.
Format of treatment delivery may include a one-day or one-week intensive program, ongoing weekly sessions or a combination of these formats. Intervention sessions may take place in the clinic, home or community setting.
All interventions will be provided by a board-certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or a highly-trained Behavior Specialist under the supervision of a BCBA.