What to Expect from Our Early Intervention Programs

At ASD Community Support, we are dedicated to empowering families and their children on the autism spectrum. Our mission is to be your long-term partner, guiding both autistic children and their parents through the journey of acquiring not only academic skills but also essential life competencies. Our approach is founded on what we have identified as “The Big 3” – pivotal areas that can significantly enhance the quality of life for children with autism. These include:

1. Minimizing Problem Behaviours: We understand that children with autism may exhibit various problem behaviours, such as tantrums, aggression, and non-compliance. These behaviours can significantly hinder their learning and social interactions. Our goal is to reduce these challenging behaviours to nearly zero, ensuring a smoother path to learning and development.

2. Enhancing Communication Skills: A core challenge for many autistic children is expressing their wants and needs. Our autism behaviour therapy aims to equip children with the ability to communicate effectively, whether it’s for a tangible item, attention, or comfort. By mastering this fundamental social skill, children can better navigate their environment and relationships.

3. Fostering Independence through Self-Care Skills: Independence is a cornerstone of our program. We believe that with targeted support and expert programming, children with autism can achieve significant strides in self-care. From toileting and grooming to sleeping and leisure skills, we are committed to nurturing the autonomy of each child for their long-term well-being.

 

Why Early Intervention Matters?

Early intervention is crucial in the development of children with autism. The sooner we start, the better the outcomes in terms of reducing problem behaviours and enhancing communication and self-care skills. Our evidence-based Applied Behaviour Analysis and autism behaviour therapy approaches are designed to address the challenges faced by autistic children, setting them on a path to a more independent and fulfilling life.