The Galvin Therapy Center-Early Start Autism Program
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 childrsquos specific needs.
The program also aims to increase each childrsquos 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 studentsrsquo 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 ndash 6 years. Developmental areas addressed include
Communication and play skills
Social / emotional interaction
Repetitive patterns of behavior or interests
Fine and gross motor skills
How We Help
Ongoing assessment and data collection
ABA / verbal behavior
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, DIRFloortimereg 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. Wersquoll meet with you and your child during the application process to determine if the Early Start Autism Program is the best option.