There are several types of therapy and treatment options that may be helpful for children with autism. Some approaches that may be used include:
There are many evidence-based practices that can help children with autism to improve their communication and social skills. Some approaches that may be helpful include:
It is important to work with professionals to determine the most appropriate interventions for your child. It may also be helpful to seek out support from other parents and the broader autism community.
There are many resources available to support parents of children with autism and their families. Here are a few examples of where you may be able to find support and resources:
It is important to remember that every family’s needs are different, and it may take some time to find the resources and support that work best for you. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help when you need it.
Helping a child with autism to transition to adulthood can be challenging, but there are steps that parents can take to support their child and prepare them for the future. Here are a few suggestions:
It is important to remember that every child is unique and the transition to adulthood will look different for each individual. It may be helpful to work with professionals to develop a customized plan for your child’s transition to adulthood.
PSL’s ABA program is designed to support children who are transitioning out of a comprehensive model, reducing therapeutic hours, and need support in specific areas. At present, we are unable to support those individuals who present with significant needs and severe challenging behavior (i.e., severe harm to self or others), feeding/swallowing disorders, or sleep disorders; however, we are happy to assist families in finding appropriate supports.
PEAK (Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge) is an assessment and intervention program that teaches language and cognitive skills to individuals with autism and related disabilities. It is considered a top choice for ABA services due to its research-based foundation and modern approach to ABA. The program is divided into four modules, each containing an assessment that evaluates the presence or absence of 184 skills.
The AIM curriculum helps children with social discomfort, challenging behaviors, and daily struggles improve their lives. It combines mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis to provide a comprehensive approach for children with or without disabilities who struggle with social and emotional challenges. This approach aims to set the standard for best practices in helping children navigate and overcome these challenges.
PSL provides home-, school-, and community- based services.
Pinpoint+ Skills Lab is currently contracted with BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We also accept ESA and private pay.
The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Program in Arizona is a school choice program that provides public funds to eligible students in the form of a debit card. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational expenses, including private school tuition, textbooks, and educational therapies. The program was created in 2011 and is open to every K-12 student in Arizona regardless of family income, where the student lives within the state, or the student’s past academic performance.
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