The Autism Center supports families and children with a provisional diagnosis or diagnosis of ASD. The mission is to create a learning environment that supports parents to encourage, educate, and advocate for their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Autism Center utilizes evidence based practices in a natural child-friendly environment with a team approach. Interventions focus on all domains of development and are specifically constructed for young children with Autism.
The Early Start Denver Model provides specific family and assessment driven objectives. Parents receive training and strategies for implementation that can be build into their natural family routines.
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For families with children ages birth to five on the Autism Spectrum. Connecting the Puzzle aims to create a learning environment that teaches parents to encourage, educate, support, and advocate for their child with ASD. Parents spend three days per week in the center working directly with their children, overseen by educators and therapists. In addition, families receive one home visit per week to ensure that strategies can be implemented in a variety of settings.
"From day one, the care and support we received from the people at the Autism center was immeasurable. The program helped Christian tremendously and gave us the tools we need to help him with his daily life"
Syl Lapierre & Denise Colby
Time of day varies by session, including mornings and late afternoons. Click here for the program registration form.
A learning opportunity for children and their families to come together to develop strategies for integrating meaningful activities into their daily routines. Families will be invited to share in activities such as snacks, crafts and movement games with visual supports that will carry over into the home environment.
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Available for families, child care centers, school districts or private businesses
Variety of topics to include an overview of autism, routine based interviews, sensory processing, communication and language development. Other workshops available upon request.
"The Autism center not only helped our son, Aidan, make huge strides, but it also helped us, as his parents, learn the best ways to play and teach at home to enhance his learning that much more."
Todd Collette & Kara Stanley, Laconia NH
Please enjoy our Family Resource Newsletter, including information on where to find assistance in a variety of areas.