for ages 10-14
LEAP is a multifaceted program that builds skills for independence and inclusion in the community as appropriate for each client (approximately ages 10-14). LEAP provides one Board Certified Behavior Analyst for every 5-7 cases and provides extensive individualized treatment plans focused on addressing the core deficits of autism as well as the needs of the family. Our entire program is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a research-based treatment proven to be most effective for individuals on the autism spectrum. Data collection and analysis are an integral part of every client’s treatment plan to ensure that the treatment we are providing is working and to help us make adjustments as needed. We have programs with different levels of support to ensure placement is the least restrictive setting possible for each client.
LEAP offers a one to one therapist-to-client ratio in addition to small groups in order to generalize skills. A significant emphasis of our programs is inclusion in the community and a focus on skills that can be applied to a client’s everyday life. Quality of life for the client and their family is of utmost importance, and safety and independence are our top priority for every client. All children have the use of an iPad and we offer individualized parent, sibling and caregiver training so that continuity of care and generalization of skills can be achieved. Parent participation is a program requirement and is vital to your child’s success.
Being part of the LEAP program will not only benefit your family and prepare your child for inclusion, but it also affords your child unique group opportunities such as:
- Summer Inclusion Programming
- Opportunities to improve social interaction with typically developing peers
- Technology-intensive programming (iPad usage in classroom)
- ALLY (Advancement of Learning and Leadership in Youth) Program: a peer “buddy” system increase social awareness through observational learning by interacting with typically developing peers in a typical learning environment.
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