Our Early Start Autism Program
The Early Start Autism Program (ESAP) is a licensed behavioral and developmental program for children with autism spectrum disorder ages 3 through 6. ESAP runs year round, with 25 hours per week, with minimal to no cost to families*. Our Early Start Autism Program is an educational program embedded into a therapeutic environment. Every aspect of the program-from the deliberate environment to the comprehensive curriculum-is custom designed to support and nurture each child’s specific needs.
ESAP also aims to increase each child’s social-emotional skills through positive support by our staff, and more importantly, by the completion of tasks and mastery of challenges.
The program is located at our Eastside location.
We offer family support to help our students’ continue learning and interacting in many different environments.
How we help:
-Early Start Denver model curriculum
-Individualized intervention in all developmental areas
-Low student to staff ratio
-Behavior intervention plans
-Sensory support plans
-Quarterly progress meetings
-Additional therapy options
Call 216-514-1600 ext. 300 to learn more!
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.