Once a child has been diagnosed with autism, parents often experience an understandable flurry of emotions and questions.
The pages in this section will be helpful as you consider what interventions are right for your child. As you read on, here are a few ideas to keep in mind:
Intervention programs can take place with a trained professional in your home, in school, within the community or at our AST Play and Learn Clinics. Parental/primary caregiver participation is crucial to any program’s success, and strategies are designed so that the program lives on in your home when the team is not present (offering more consistency to the child).
Program goals are developed with the individual family’s desires and routines in mind. What is important to each family is important to us. Our team of professionals is skilled at designing intervention programs that target the individual’s specific needs and aspirations.
With every treatment and activity you do with your child, remember to focus on their strengths and not just their weaknesses. A positive attitude is infectious, and capitalizing on your child’s interests can lead to measurable, lasting improvement.