Professionally trained and compassionate staff provide a range of clinical services tailored for the needs of each child and family. A team of Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts use empirically supported treatments and promote best practices in the field to ensure that each family receives effective and efficient high-quality services.
Some of the services available:
Diagnostic Evaluations: Comprehensive evaluations provide families an understanding of children’s strengths and deficits and will assist in future planning.
Problem Behavior Reduction: Clinical evaluations focus on assessment and treatment of problem behaviors such as noncompliance, aggression, destruction, tantrums, and self-injury. Treatments typically include teaching appropriate behaviors (e.g., communication) to replace aberrant behavior. Clinic appointments include interviews with parents/caregivers and direct observation. There is a strong emphasis on parent and caregiver training.
Toilet Training: Intensive toilet training services are provided by experienced staff who provide training and support for parents/caregivers, carefully monitor progress on a daily basis, and adjust procedures based on the needs of the individual.
Group Social Skills Training: Empirically-based interventions are used to teach social skills to small groups of individuals with similar needs. The parent training component allows parents/guardians to promote generalization of the targeted skills.
Family Counseling: Family counseling services will be offered in the near future in order to help families cope with the stress of living with autism
A critical component of the Center’s mission centers on community outreach and training. We provide seminars on a variety of topics for caregivers, educators, and other professionals in the community.
The Center offers the following seminars:
- First Responders Training: Alerting law enforcement personnel and other first responders to situations in which they may encounter individuals with ASD.
- Parent and Family Education: Providing support and education for families who have received a new diagnosis.
- Consultation: Designed to provide consultation to school teams, medical providers, or community providers to address areas of concern such as problem behaviors, communication, and generalization of interventions.
- Day Care Provider Training: Educating caregivers who are in a position to detect early symptoms.
- Pediatrician Training: Helping doctors detect symptoms and refer patients for a proper diagnostic and treatment services
Our resource library provides a warm and inviting atmosphere where knowledgeable staff welcome parents and provide them information about our various resources, services, and upcoming community events. Families can borrow books, games, toys, and other learning aids for short periods of time.
Contact the Autism Support Center at 815.462.4273.