Our professionals are highly experienced with assisting newly diagnosed individuals and their families. We understand that you have many questions and may simply need someone to assist you with how to move forward and navigate all of the available resources.
What resources are available to me?
In 1986 U.S. Congress mandated a range of services to be provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities. These services are commonly referred to as “Early Intervention.”
Public Law 105-17 Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) states that children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and that each child’s education will be planned and monitored with an individualized education program (IEP) or an individualized family service plan (IFSP). ED.gov
Today, each state is provided grants from the federal government to provide comprehensive services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.
As a parent, what comes next? How do I begin ABA services for my newly diagnosed child?
Early Intervention Programs
CARE early intervention programs use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children with autism, age and developmentally appropriate language and learning skills. Children are taught based on their own unique needs in a 1:1 or group setting with highly trained therapists in homes, community and educational settings.
Our methods for early intervention programs include ABA principles such as:
- Verbal Behavior
- Discrete trial training
- Incidental teaching
- Positive behavior support
- Errorless teaching
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Early intervention refers to programs designed to begin before age 4. “Intensive” refers to programs that total 25 to 40 hours per week for 1 to 3 years.
Diagnosed after 4-years-old?
CARE provides ABA services to all individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder regardless of their age at the time of diagnosis. While early intervention is always best practice, some diagnoses are not provided until later in the individual’s life. Please contact us to find out more about how we can help!