Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Individuals with autism need support in the areas of social skills, communication skills, motor skills, and behavioral regulations. Most individuals will need this support their entire lives.
When you purchase a wish list item, you are helping a person on the spectrum receive the high-quality, specially designed interventions, equipment and support they need to live a positive, productive life.
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Participants in the theater program experience profound personal growth. Theater class has been shown to conflict resolution, patience, communication and flexibility through improvisation.
“Their confidence grows and grows and the actor who started out not wanting to sing, sings the loudest, and the actor who stutters, stutters less when reciting his/her lines. ” – Ali Evans, Theater Instructor
Help a person on the spectrum realize their full potential by sponsoring theater classes today!
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Exercise has proven to be an effective intervention for autism because it supports motor function development and improvement, increases activity and participation which improves social skills, and helps reduce nonfunctional repetitive behaviors (Sowa & Meulenbroek, 2012; Yanardag & Aras 2012).
Participating in a group class can increase self worth and confidence while providing new opportunities to develop relationships.
Research has demonstrated that early intervention can improve social, cognitive, language and academic outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for people on the spectrum in many areas, including gross and fine motor skills, speech, and language through song, memory and mental agility, social skills, confidence, and self-expression.
Els for Autism counseling services are specifically designed to address issues with depressive symptoms, anxiety, social isolation, and other co-morbid diagnoses. The main focus is to improve one’s overall quality of life and increase community participation.
Els for Autism Foundation reserves the right to substitute comparable items for those described.