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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. To learn more about autism, click here.

What causes Autism?

There is no single known cause for autism, and no known cure. However, the Center for Autism is focused on the reality that autism is treatable. To learn more about possible causes from the Autism Society of America, visit http://www.autism-society.org/about-autism/causes/.

How can I tell if my child has Autism?

If you are observing impairment in eye contact, social skills and communication, and increased participation in restricted or repetitive behaviors, you should have your child evaluated by a provider with experience in autism. This evaluation will determine if your child meets the diagnostic criteria for an Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Do you offer individualized speech therapy and occupational therapy?

Speech and occupational therapy are integrated into the Center’s treatment programs, and into an individual’s treatment plan. We do not currently offer individualized speech or occupational therapy, but can refer you to other providers that offer this service.

Does the Center for Autism offer summer camp?

The Center does not currently offer a summer camp, but is happy to refer you to an agency that does provide summer camp.

What job opportunities are available at The Center?

To learn more about our job opportunities, visit https://www.thecenterforautism.org/join-our-staff.

Do you offer Wrap-Around/BHRS, TSS, BSC, and/or Mobile Therapy Services?

The Center does not offer these services, but is happy to provide you with information and a referral to an agency that does provide these services.

Do you offer psychiatric services or medication management?

We currently offer these services only for clients enrolled in a Center for Autism treatment program. We can refer you to other providers that offer this service.

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From the parent of a child in the Pre-K Program...

All of the employees I worked with at the Center were kind, professional and assisted in my child’s development.

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