We offer our clients an array of services to help them manage and understand autism, how it affects their life and how they can help their child build skills or decrease unwanted behaviors. We may know autism, however you as the parents and caregivers are the experts when it comes to your child. Parent involvement is crucial in our services and the potential success of your child.
Home Based Services
Our home-based services are designed to help your child in an environment where they are comfortable and feel secure. During our first meeting with parents, we encourage them to identify the fears and hopes they have for their child. This helps us to begin to understand your current priorities as a family for your child.
We will also work with the entire family to identify goals that are relevant to day to day life – such as communicating, sleeping, eating, playing and community-based goals. We will cover what your child is able to do and is not yet demonstrating through an assessment and begin to develop a customized plan that highlights your child’s strengths and needs.
Each program developed is focused on the individual and specific needs of the family and child. With our plan in place, we will work to close the gap between their existing skills, including their behavior, compared to that of their typically developing peers.
We will work with you to find therapists that are right for your home based program. We will also continually monitor the progress your child makes.
Parent Training Services
Caring for a child with autism can be challenging. Our parent training services are customized and based on parent priorities to treat socially significant behaviors such as aggression, self-injury, communication, and adaptive skills that enhance the lives of the individuals, such as dressing and toileting. We offer parent training inclusive of home-based services; however, it is also provided alone in situations where needed.
At Autism Services of Kansas, we also offer school consultations. We encourage collaboration and coordination with other professionals that may be working with your child. We believe that consistency across all team members will increase your child’s success.
To receive this service, we need an invitation from the child’s family or school. At this point, we visit the child at their school to provide a professional consultation.
Some of the services included with a school consultation include:
- Functional Behavior Assessment
- Creation of a behavior implementation plan
- Training for Staff
- Assisting in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process.
Our goal is to help students with autism access their curriculum and gain independence. We work with the family and/or school team to identify specific needs within the school environment.