Early Start Autism Program
The Early Start Autism Program is a privately run early childhood program that operates all year-round 5 days a week, 25 hours per week. The program is primarily funded by the Autism Scholarship Program, which translates to minimal or no out-of-pocket expense for parents.
Our Early Start Autism Program is an educational program embedded into a therapeutic environment. Every aspect of the program-from the deliberate architecture to the comprehensive curriculum-is custom designed to support and nurture each child’s specific needs.
The program also aims to increase each child’s self-esteem. This occurs through positive support by our staff, and more importantly, by them completing tasks and mastering challenges.
We offer continuous family support to help our students’ continue learning and interacting in many different environments.
We Can Help With
Our Early Start Autism Program is structured to aid in the teaching of developmental skills for children ages 3 – 6 years. Developmental areas addressed include
- Communication and play skills
- Social / emotional interaction
- Repetitive patterns of behavior or interests
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Personal independence
How We Help
- Play-based environment
- Ongoing assessment and data collection
- Occupational therapy
- Speech-language pathology
- ABA / verbal behavior
- Music therapy
Every aspect of the Early Start Autism Program is custom designed to support the specific needs of each child. Our nurturing, educational environment helps children develop a strong foundation and helps them improve developmentally.
The curriculum draws from various theories rooted in different disciplines such as early childhood education, special education, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, applied behavior analysis (ABA) and psychology. Our specialists are trained and certified in popular models, such as the Early Start Denver Model, TEACCH, DIRFloortime® and Social Thinking models.
We create an individualized program for your child based on their current level of performance. This will help them achieve the greatest success possible.
Enrollment is open all year-round. We’ll meet with you and your child during the application process to determine if the Early Start Autism Program is the best option.
Research on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Visit Autism Speaks for research information.
The Galvin Therapy Center Difference
At the Galvin Therapy Center, we use a unique multi-disciplinary team approach that allows us to provide children with the skills they need to be successful. Our fully licensed therapists have over 150 years of combined experience.
Call for a free tour of our Early Start Autism Program: (216) 514-1600.