Top 10 Things Every Parent Should Know:
Evaluation of your child is an important first step. This can typically be scheduled within two to three weeks of your initial call to us.
The evaluation takes approximately two hours. During the evaluation process, we gather information, observe and interact with your child, administer diagnostic tests, and answer questions you may have.
The result of the evaluation is a diagnosis. If we determine that your child is on the autism spectrum, we will provide recommendations for treatment.
We want to be the guides for families with children on the autism spectrum. We will partner with your family to handle all of the steps in the process to ensure that your child receives the treatment he or she needs.
Funding for autism evaluation and therapy is available through most health insurance plans and/or Medicaid. We will work together with your family to get the necessary funding for treatment.
Once you have decided to pursue treatment, we will develop a customized treatment plan for your child. We measure areas for improvement and continue to gather information and monitor the progress of your child throughout treatment.
We will build a team of autism health professionals to work with your child and your family. The size of the team will vary depending on the number of treatment hours your child requires. Each team includes a lead therapist, a clinical supervisor, a senior therapist, and behavior technicians who work one-on-one with your child, typically in your home.
Treatment ranges from 10 to 30 hours per week, depending on your child’s needs and your family’s schedule. Although this is a major time commitment, research indicates that children often begin to show significant gains within six months of starting treatment.
As a parent, you are a valuable member of your child’s therapy team. We encourage you to work closely with our specialists to communicate your needs so that we can create the best possible program for your child.