Our home programs offer the same services as our center based program, but is conducted in your home and in the community and focus on natural environment training.
Autism Allies now provides clinical evaluation for autism performed by our licensed psychologist. Ensuring that your child is properly diagnosed is critical, as we know that early intervention provides the best potential outcome for your child. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation with our in-house clinical psychologist, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our acquisition of a beautiful new center space in Shrewsbury, we are now able to offer even a broader range of services to our families.
Day Center Program
Our day center provides a simulated pre-school for children aged 0 to 6 years of age. Children learn Kindergarten readiness skills through small group activities and one-on-one instruction.
We are now providing an after-school program between the hours of 3:00-6:00pm. Our after-school program is open to youth ages 5-17. Youth are divided into one of three groups based on age and developmental fit. In the after-school program, clients are supported by staff in areas such as homework completion, building tolerance and endurance within everyday tasks and routines, independently following a routine, social engagement and communication, as well as other self-help and communication skills.
With 1 in every 68 children carrying an ASD diagnosis, it is important for any service provider to be aware of how to cater to children with autism. Some of the businesses that could benefit from our ABA consultation include: restaurants, dental practices, and daycare centers.
The purpose of our social skills groups is to guide and support children in their development of self-awareness, coping skills, perspective-taking and empathy toward peers. We teach appropriate and fluent conversation and interactive play skills to children. The program is designed to provide our children with the tools they need to interpret “hidden” social cues and understand social conventions. Individual Treatment Plan goals are embedded into group activities and projects in order to maximize generalization and maintenance of skills.
Each group session is facilitated by our Program Coordinator and overseen by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. All groups include age-appropriate neurotypical peer mentors who have been taught using a specific Peer Modeling Curriculum to help other children learn social skills when the peer models show good social skills themselves. Research suggests that using peer trainers is a highly efficacious treatment alternative to adult teaching only. In addition, children with autism often have a harder time making friends, so peer models may help them by being a friend.