We will create and participate in collaboration with schools, agencies and those providing service coordination for the child and family. We will provide individualized services because, although autism may be the common diagnosis, no two children have the exact same needs or skills. We will begin the intensive phase with an assessment process and select focus goals in response to the assessments and the desires of the family.
Our therapies will address development of communication style, relationships, independence skills and improved behaviors. Our professional staff does not use punishment or aversive approaches, but rather nurturing, supportive and play-based activities to help the family and child gain skills to sustain growth when home-based therapies are no longer necessary.
We recognize that children are best served within their families, and our home-based approach assures that families will be primary in service development and delivery.
Families will also be provided with informed, real choices and are the primary determinants of selecting the supports they need. The home-based approach recognizes the importance of community participation and facilitates the building of natural supports such as friends, neighbors and volunteers.
Intensive therapy is a great commitment on behalf of the child. It requires a minimum of 20 face-to-face hours each week that become a way of life for everyone in the family. Those families that are suited to participate in intensive therapy recognize positive growth for the child and family, but it is not a therapeutic approach for every family. ABBA appreciates the opportunity to assist your family in the most appropriate means to support your child and family during this learning and growing process.
Commonly referred to as "Non-Intensive" therapy, this method offers dedicated, in-home therapeutic support requiring a minimum of three (3) senior hours each month. Family mentoring provides a variety of individualized services to assist in skill building for all family members. This method is designed to assist with behavioral skills both at home and in the community.
Commonly referred to as "Consultative" method is designed to give families without waiver funding options a means of support. This method is developed around therapeutic services that may include pre-intensive therapy, group skills training, mediating behavioral challenges and life skills training. This therapy method is available through senior therapists, lead therapists and line therapists.