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Early Autism Intervention
Ascend Autism’s early intervention program provides ABA therapy for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Early autism intervention focuses on developing skills typically associated with the first two or three years of life, such as physical control, cognitive ability, social skills, emotional regulation, and communication. We tailor our in-home and center-based services to your child’s unique needs and incorporate a scientifically-supported approach therapy in a warm, nurturing environment.
You can find center-based autism therapy services at one of our locations in New York and Tennessee. In-home services for early intervention ABA are available in Westchester County, New York and throughout Connecticut.
Early intervention ABA at Ascend Autism is open to children ages 18 months to seven years old. Children receive one-on-one ABA therapy in a naturalistic, play-based setting for a total of 20-40 hours per week. Given the significant amount of weekly hours, a center-based ABA early intervention program is strongly recommended for children aged 18 months to 5 years old.
Everything we do is geared toward measurable success and favorable outcomes. We partner with you to create a loving and stimulating atmosphere for your child, whether that be at home or in one of our centers.
Enrolling your child in our early intervention ABA program starts with a Functional Behavior Assessment. One of our BCBAs will meet with your family and put together an individualized treatment plan based on your child’s strengths and challenges.
Every child in our early intervention program is unique. We work to identify their individual differences, family environment, and available resources. We aim to meet your child where they are and create their personalized autism therapy program from there.
All of Ascend Autism’s ABA services use a practical approach that prepares your child for long-term success throughout their life. We determine the best path for your child’s learning based on their strengths and challenges and also provide coaching for parents to help their child meet their goals.
Throughout therapy, we regularly provide you with updates and adjust treatment plans based on your child’s progress. And as your child moves toward aging out of the early intervention program and enters school, we can guide you through the next chapter in their life to help them learn and thrive.
Applied behavior analysis is a scientific approach to understanding and improving behavior. This type of therapy is supported by hundreds of scientific studies and strongly endorsed by the medical community as the singular evidence-based treatment to address challenging ASD symptoms.
Early intervention is simply the act of intervening at an early age, but can also refer to a number of services – including speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, parent coaching, and applied behavioral analysis. Early intervention aims to address developmental delays in children as early in life as possible; at this critical stage of development, therapy is more likely to have a long-term effect on their overall progress and lead to the best possible outcomes.
ABA therapy is one of the most popular (and not coincidentally, most effective) types of early intervention for children with autism. There are multiple styles of ABA which can use different methods and target specific goals or a comprehensive range of goals related to language, behavior, and social skills. For example:
ABA therapy is also used in other contexts besides early intervention for autism. All of Ascend Autism’s services, like our targeted intervention program and social skills groups, are built upon the principles of applied behavior analysis.
Many states require an official autism diagnosis in order for insurance to cover ABA services. In the states we serve – New York, Connecticut, and Tennessee – a diagnosis is required.
The earlier your child can get diagnosed and start ABA therapy, the sooner your child can start making significant progress. You can receive a diagnosis from a medical specialist, such as a psychologist or developmental pediatrician.
Regular screenings are extremely important for young children so that a doctor can identify whether your child is meeting developmental milestones on time. Children should receive check ups at nine months, 18 months, and 24-30 months old in order to identify developmental delays and determine if a comprehensive evaluation for autism is recommended. It is well established that clinicians are now able to diagnose autism as early as 18 months old.
If you’re the parent of a child with autism, you know how confusing and frustrating it can be. You want nothing more than to see your child improve and thrive, but finding the right treatment can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Contact us today to find out how Ascend Autism can help you get started with early intervention services.
Enroll with Ascend Autism either online or by phone. To move forward with the registration process, parents must submit:
Our office will contact your insurance company to verify benefits and we will send you an intake packet for your child.