Our team knows first hand just how overwhelming an autism diagnosis can be. That’s why we’re committed to helping your child reach his or her best potential and working collaboratively to get there. Together, we’ll determine what success means for your child and family, and our team will support you throughout the entire process.
IAS is your partner on every step of this journey – from walking you through the insurance process to educating you on what to expect from our ABA services and even helping you develop family support skills.
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The Phone Call – It all starts with a brief information-gathering phone call with our Practice Manager, Jennifer. She’ll ask you some questions about your child, your family and your unique situation. And, she’ll tell you a little bit more about what we do at IAS and how we can best helpyour child and family. Together, we’ll decide if the fit is right. Next, an in-person intake meeting is scheduled.
The Intake – When your family comes into IAS, you’ll meet our founder and director, Marcela, face-to-face and learn all about what we do here. The intake session lasts about an hour, and we’ll use this time like a meet and greet, getting to know you, your child and other family members and caregivers.
Marcela will talk with your family openly about the goals and dreams you have for your child, what you have tried so far, what’s working and what hasn’t. We’ll also discuss your family’s priorities and the support system your child has in place. From the information she learns during this intake meeting, Marcela will put together a top level recommendation of appropriate services for your child and prepare for the next step, the in depth formal assessment session.
The Assessment – The assessment is a formal process, tailored to the unique needs, skills and age of your child. It’s a collaborative effort between a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), your family and child that helps us outline treatment goals and a plan.
There is an interactive component of the session where one of our highly experienced BCBAs will formally evaluate your child to understand his or her unique needs and skill level. And, there is also an interview portion where we gather information from you, the parents, about your child’s skill development.
Together, we’ll talk in depth about what you’re looking to get out of treatment, and the information gathered during the assessment will help us develop your child’s formal individualized treatment plan.