The Structure of Our Programs
The ABLLS (Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills) is the primary assessment tool we use and will also serve as a guide for program development and lesson planning. We will work collaboratively with school and regional center personnel. We provide one-on-one intensive principle-based behavioral therapy and will decrease the ratio to pairs and small groups as a child's skills advance and require a more naturalistic, classroom-like setting.
Family and parental involvement is of paramount importance. Parents will be involved in weekly team meetings that include all staff and supervisors on a child's team. All goals and progress and concerns will be discussed. There will be "homework" assignments every week that complement learning goals in a child's current center lessons. Parents will be involved in weekly "Parent Training Seminars" that run in 15 week blocks during the fall and spring semesters (August - December and January - May).
Seminars will address a specific behavioral principle and its use in teaching children with autism (reinforcement, replacement behaviors, functional assessment, shaping, prompting, behavioral momentum, etc.) An orientation will be provided to all families beginning a program with CCAC to provide basic information about what it will be like to be involved in an ABA program and what programs at CCAC involve specifically. Information will be provided to enhance a family's participation and overall experience with the program. We look forward to working with your family and your child
Below are a list of our Autism Center Services:
Intensive ABA therapy programs (25 – 35 hours per week) comprehensive center program for children 18 mo. -6 yrs.
Supplemental ABA program 10-24 hours per week: intended to supplement school or other ongoing program (for 18 mo – 6 yrs).
Parent Education Seminars: weekly classes offered to any parent in the community. Seminars will address specific behavioral principles and how to use them in teaching children with autism.
Assessments & Testing: thorough behavioral assessments using a variety of tools including the ABLLS (Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills).