Every individual child is a gift – We help them reach their full potential
Our clients can start from as early as a few months of age, or they can start in adulthood. It’s never too early or too late to begin treatment. With or without a developmental or special disabilities diagnosis, our main goal is to design an individual learning plan tailored to the client’s needs.
Our clinicians identify the specific challenge(s) of each child or individual’s experience in the home, school, and community, and design & implement programs to provide excellent care to help and support to achieve personal success.
Because behavior is learned, it can be unlearned. This is the basis of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an evidence-based approach that understands and changes behavior to improve quality of life. It helps children and individuals meet behavioral goals, and addresses other domains such as language and communication, social skills, play skills, and self-help skills. ABA is very effective in helping individuals with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, however, ABA can help anyone, regardless of diagnosis. ABA therapy can evaluate and identify areas that need to improve and create a behavior plan to get the client where they need to be. By analyzing how an individual’s current behaviors function – how behaviors meet needs in a particular environment – a behavior analyst can identify ways to modify the environment and teach new skills that will improve an individual’s health and safety, communication, social relationships, and ability to master the skills needed for independent living.
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 or with other developmental disorders. 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 many “non-autistic” individuals lack and that proper treatment can help them make use of their gifts.