Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

If your son, daughter, or another loved one is given an autism diagnosis, you will have many questions.

CARE can provide many of the answers you are looking for. Our team of experienced and dedicated healthcare professionals understands the cycle of autism diagnosis and treatment, and coordination of care—through discharge and beyond. We use current research regarding standards, best practices, treatment, supervision, and follow-up procedures that meet industry-wide requirements.

The key to effective treatment is early intervention. The earlier treatment begins, the more likely it is that the outcome will lead to success in navigating the challenges an individual with autism faces. But no matter the age at the start of services, gains will be made.

Our program is collaborative and offers a team of experts in the areas of behavior analysis, social skills, speech pathology, occupational therapy, adaptive skills training and counseling. Every individual on the autism spectrum needs a unique intervention, and the decision about which is the right path is a difficult one. The good news is that we have many options to choose from. Most importantly, we utilize evidence-based treatment models that have a proven history of success.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based on scientifically proven methods, peer-reviewed research, and well-established principles of learning, and is an evidence-based treatment for individuals on the autism spectrum.  But the story doesn’t end there. Treatment works best when administered in a warm, caring environment that doesn’t ignore each child or young adult’s need for kindness, humor, and joy to help them become motivated. At CARE, we treat the whole person and recognize that many children and young adults on the spectrum may have gifts and abilities and that proper treatment can help them make use of their gifts.

Above all, we recognize the human needs of those diagnosed with autism, no matter where they fall on the spectrum.  We help families, friends, and your loved ones to become their own best advocates, allowing them to feel empowered and more in control of their own lives.