Autism affects 1 in 54 children in America. In 2007, the prevalence of diagnosed autism was 1 in 150 children. Thus, the need for effective treatment has increased dramatically over the last decade. Science has yet to find a single root cause for autism spectrum disorder or ASD. We do know that genetic and environmental factors both play a role in the manifestation of ASD. We provide the Connecticut families we work with the resources and techniques necessary to best deal with an ASD diagnosis.
Our Autism Programs in Connecticut
Our autism treatment program in Connecticut offers a variety of different types of interventions based on the individual’s particular needs. But at the core of all our treatments is a therapy called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), recognized as the most effective way to address the difficulties arising from autism spectrum disorder. Among other things, ABA helps individuals improve their focus, memory, social skills, language, communication skills, and academics. Ascend Autism’s treatments fall into four main categories: parental services, early intervention, targeted intervention, and social skills work.
Ascend Autism’s treatments fall into four main categories
Early Intervention: Autism treatments provide the most impact when they are applied as early as possible. Early signs of autism can appear in children as young as 18 months; treatment can start as soon as there is a diagnosis. Early intervention care is in-home and customizable to your child’s unique nature. We work with a variety of tools to create a supportive, stimulating environment in a familiar location.
Targeted Intervention: As the name suggests, targeted intervention treatment concentrates on specific behaviors, mainly social functions. This is of particular benefit to children with milder autism or individual issues with communication and socialization. In our intervention program, the majority of treatment hours are focused on social engagement activities.
Social Skills Work: The subtleties of daily human interactions can be difficult to master for a child with Autism. Things we take for granted—making small talk, showing an interest in others, enjoying meaningful dialogue—involve complex social behaviors that aren’t readily apparent to someone with autism. Social skills work teaches the value of listening, reading, and reacting to cues, and mastering other peer-to-peer interactions.
Parental Services: Parenting is a challenge, even under ideal circumstances. Parents of children with autism face an additional set of challenges specific to their child’s developmental issues. Thankfully, Ascend Autism’s treatment programs help immensely. Our parental services help train parents to become more than capable caregivers. We make you a vital part of every phase of their treatment. You’ll learn to help your child through core issues and challenging behaviors and help improve their life.
In-Home Autism Treatment in Connecticut
We’ve found that the home is often the perfect setting for a child to receive autism therapy. That’s why Ascend Autism offers in-home autism therapy to families in Connecticut.
Regardless of the age of your child, working with them at home provides numerous opportunities for growth and learning. The home environment offers comfort and familiarity that is not as easily found in other treatment settings, which helps your child stay calm and focused on learning. In-home autism treatment can begin as soon as the child starts to show signs of ASD and services are recommended by a medical professional.
We offer in-home autism treatment in Connecticut, including:
- Greenwich, CT
- Westport, CT
- Darien, CT
- New Haven, CT
Get Started on Autism Treatment in CT
Ascend Autism’s services include treatment programs for families located in Connecticut. We offer a comprehensive approach to the difficulties caused by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ascend Autism provides effective treatment for the wide variety of symptoms associated with ASD. If your family could benefit from an autism treatment program, please contact us online or at 877.323.8668.