Our newest location in Downey CA is a unique facility offering center-based therapy and classes as opposed to the more traditional home-based therapy approach. The Downey Center for Autism is a resource for all families with children on the autism spectrum, offering services for both the children on the spectrum, their siblings, and parents. The goal of our center-based approach is to provide an environment for children on the spectrum to learn and build social skills and to offer training and counseling for parents and siblings.
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We offer 6 hour classes for children 1 year old or older, Monday – Friday. The sooner a child on the spectrum receives ABA treatment, the better chance they will have for success later in life.
Working one-on-one with a licensed behavioral analyst, each child is evaluated for entry-level skills. Following the evaluation, we use best practices and evidence-based interventions for learners who exhibit social skills problems and other challenging behaviors. More specifically, we “match” our interventions to the strengths of a learner and the most critical behavior excesses or skill deficits exhibited by a learner. We believe that achievement in the domain of social interaction greatly improves the quality of life for a learner and we place a premium on screening, assessment, and individually tailored interventions.
Providing effective treatment to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders requires the establishment of a partnership between treatment staff and parents. This partnership involves many elements, including effective communication, mutual respect, clear boundaries, and clearly defined roles. Although every treatment team member plays a role on the team, parents play the key role. They are the most important members of their child’s treatment team. While treatment staff will come and go, parents will remain the central axis of any treatment team.
Having a child on the spectrum can create a unique dynamic between parents, children, and their siblings. In our licensed support groups we invite families to join together and share their experiences with each other while receiving feedback and training from our licensed therapists.
A center-based approach can be used in conjunction with home-based therapy or on its own. A customized plan will be developed for your child once you visit our office and meet with our licensed team. Some benefits of including a center-based approach include:
OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE:
The mission of Autism Learning Partners is to provide the highest level of clinical expertise to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for the individuals and families we serve.
Autism Learning Partners strives to give hope, support and paths of progress for children and their families living with Autism and related disorders. We believe that a tailored, comprehensive care plan managed by our exceptional clinical talent, partnered with love and commitment from the family, allows each child to achieve his or her maximum potential.
We’re a passionate team of clinicians, therapists, care managers, specialists, managers, business people and insurance gurus and problem solvers that are dedicated to helping families and individuals with Autism and other disabilities progress and have the best life possible.
Our core team brings wisdom and experience from all walks of life and from all across the country. Our backgrounds are diverse, but a common mission unites us. We’re also fortunate to have a group of advisors and partners who are contributing their wisdom, capabilities, and networks to help us maximize our positive impact on the families we serve.