Developmental ages: 0 - 3.5
This is a program designed for very young children (0-3.5) and their families. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for individually tailored learning experiences early in a child’s development, as young children’s brains are known to be highly open to change and development during this period. Research indicates that intensive intervention may reduce the severity of autism symptoms, accelerate developmental rates across domains (e.g., cognitive, social-emotional, language, motor, daily living), and in some cases, can reverse the expression of the disorder. Our program focuses strongly on developing children’s skills within the context of strong relationships and social connections with their caregivers. Caregiver involvement is a crucial part of this program, as parents are supported to learn the skills necessary to support their child’s development within a variety of natural learning opportunities that occur during family life.