Services We Provide
A diagnostic evaluation is the critical first step in understanding an individual child’s level of functioning and determining the basis of a developmental delay or other diagnosis. The importance of identifying children with an autism spectrum disorder is also crucial to receiving appropriate services as soon as possible. Diagnostic evaluations involve two appointments. The first is an interview with the caregiver and the child and the second is standardized testing with the child involving the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
Early Intervention Services
The focus of early intervention services is to provide specialized care to children medically diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 2 and 7 years old. The program focuses on teaching language, pre-academic, academic, social and daily living skills. Some children are at the initial stages of learning, while others display more advanced language skills, but exhibit deficits in other areas of functioning (e.g., social skills, daily living skills). The services provided are based on each child’s individual needs. Following the initial evaluation and admission into the program, an individualized curriculum will be developed for each child based on his/her specific needs.