Caring, Home-Based Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program provides 20-30 hours of weekly, intensive home-based services to children, 3-12 years of age, who live in Rhode Island and who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Typically, the ABA Program works with each child for a period of 2-3 years or until the child is able to transition to a less-intensive program. Children who are eligible for home-based services through the ABA Program all have significant delays and behavior concerns. The ABA Treatment Team consists of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Lead Therapist, Treatment Coordinator, Direct Support Staff, and Licensed Therapist who work with the child and his or her family to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan where various behavioral and social goals are addressed. Children on the Autism spectrum who are presented with ABA services early in life are found to have increased language skills, a higher mental age, better adaptive behavior and increased socialization skills.