When we discuss autism, we’re really talking about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a collection of developmental disorders ranging in intensity from hardly noticeable to life-altering. Discovering where an individual currently sits along the spectrum is key in finding the right autism treatment program. Ascend Autism’s autism treatment program in Bedford, NH is provided both in-person and through telehealth and can give families the help they need to support family members with ASD.

What Is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that has a wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms that people experience. ASD includes conditions such as Asperger’s syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. The severity of autism varies from person to person, but it is a challenging diagnosis no matter where on the spectrum an individual falls.

Symptoms can range from verbal and non-verbal communication issues to social difficulties and repetitive behaviors. As with any condition, without proper treatment or diagnosis, ASD can hinder the development of life skills like personal hygiene, personal safety, career opportunities, and others. Unless parents and caregivers have the necessary education and support, the condition can take a severe toll on all those it touches.

We offer many programs for families in Hillsborough County

Early Intervention: Autism treatments are most effective when they start as early as possible in the child’s life. Signs of autism can develop in children by 18 months of age, and treatment can start as soon as a medical professional provides a diagnosis. Early intervention usually takes place at home and is customizable to each child’s particular needs. We use different techniques, tools, and games to create a supportive, stimulating environment in a familiar location.

Social Skills Work: Someone with autism may not naturally intuit meaning from interactions that come naturally to others. Eye contact, casual conversations using idioms and euphemisms, and facial or other bodily cues can present significant difficulties to someone with ASD. Therefore, we teach children how to listen, understand, and process verbal and non-verbal cues. Further, we encourage mastery of other one-on-one interactions.

Parental Services: Parents of children with autism face an assortment of challenges, both emotional and practical. That’s where Ascend Autism’s treatment programs can help. Our parental services programs show parents how to be more than just caregivers. Instead of being reactive or passive when dealing with ASD, we train you to be a crucial part of your child’s ongoing treatment. You’ll learn to help your child with their key issues, leading to improvements at home, school, and beyond.

Targeted Intervention: This kind of treatment is of particular benefit to children who are school age and would benefit from after-school therapy sessions. In our program, the number of hours of treatment is chosen based on the needs of each child.

In-Home Autism Treatment in Bedford and Hillsborough County

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 Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

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 found in other treatment settings, which helps your child stay calm and focused on learning activities. 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.

About Ascend Autism

Ascend Autism’s services include treatment programs for families located in Bedford, NH, Hillsborough County, and surrounding areas. 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 at 877.323.8668.