GOALS: Global Outreach Autism Learning Services
The GOALS program provides families around the world the opportunity to access a highly qualified transdisciplinary team of professionals (Speech-Language Pathologist, Behavior Analyst, Music Therapists, Occupational Therapist) that work together to develop a unique & individualized program for their child with autism, along with direct coaching and training of parents and therapists. The program is available at The Els Center of Excellence campus or by video conferencing.
CADI: Collaborative Autism Diagnosis and Intervention Program
The CADI program is for children under the age of 7 years. Research has demonstrated that early intervention can improve social, cognitive, language and academic outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These professionals work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive evaluation designed to identify each child’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Results of these assessments can be used by the clinical psychologist to provide a differential diagnosis of ASD and can provide fundamental information in the development of treatment goals and objectives.
Spring into Action
Spring into Action programs are early education services for children up to age 5 years 12 months. The most current evidence-based practices are used to make choices about the methods integrated into Spring into Action programs. Interventions are designed to address social communication, language, play, and pre-academic skills. Parent involvement is key to the success of early education services.
Spring into Action: Together
Spring into Action: Together is a caregiver-implemented early intervention program for children 18 months to 3 years of age. The program is designed to support communication, social engagement, and play skills. Caregivers will learn valuable strategies to support their child’s learning and growth while participating in fun and structured classroom-based activities.
Spring into Action: Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) Classroom
This program is an early intervention service for children up to age 5 years 12 months. The Spring into Action: Early Intervention program will specifically use a Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Young Children (CBTYC). Key components to CBTYC are:
(1) intense services based on applied behavior analysis (e.g., the use of discrete trial and incidental teaching, errorless learning, and shaping)
(2) measurement to assess the effectiveness of the program
(3) services provided across a variety of settings
(4) low student-to-teacher ratios
(5) focus on the core symptoms of autism
(6) written guidance through treatment manuals and other materials
Spring Into Action: Complementary Services
Complementary Services can include:
1:1 ABA Therapy
Els for Autism Foundation Behavior Analytic Services and Education (BASE) program provides ABA services in a clinic setting.
Picky Eating Services
A systematic, step-by-step procedure is used to introduce new foods into the diets of children who are picky eaters. This program is designed for children who eat a limited number of foods but there is no medical reason associated with this behavior.
RUBI: Parent Training
Many children with autism exhibit behavioral problems, including tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury. These behaviors may not only hinder the individual’s ability to learn but may also amplify caregiver stress. The RUBI Autism Network parent training program teaches parents to use applied behavior analysis techniques to manage their child’s challenging behaviors.
Mental health counseling services are available to offer support to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues associated with living with a disability. Individual and group counseling services are specifically designed to address issues with depressive symptoms, anxiety, social isolation, and other comorbid diagnoses. The main focus is to improve the overall quality of life and increase community participation.
Speech and language therapy provides an individual with access to speech, language and a means to communicate their wants, needs, thoughts, and feelings. The overall objective of speech-language therapy services is to optimize an individuals’ ability to communicate, thereby improving quality of life.
Els for Autism Foundation Speech and Language Therapy Services program is available to individuals across ages and is currently offering:
- Comprehensive speech and language evaluations
- Individualized 1:1 speech and language intervention
- Social communication/pragmatic language groups