Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I admire your courage!

To the parents of a child with autism or other developmental disorder, I admire your courage to advocate and seek help for your child. Having a special needs child changes everything about your life, from whether you get enough sleep at night to enduring everyday challenges like buttoning your child's pants during a tantrum. The demands of raising a child with a developmental disorder are great and families frequently experience tremendous stress coping with daily life.

Being a parent myself, I know the love you have for your child and your deep desire to provide him/her with the best possible future. My hope is that these blogs will provide guidance of which treatment to pursue and reassurance that your child's behavior will change for the better.  Believe in your child's potential. The desired results might not always develop at the speed you expect, but have faith your child will achieve the goal.

If you feel your child may be in need of behavioral services, I strongly urge you to seek help immediately. Research and clinical practice has repeatedly demonstrated that early intervention is linked with positive treatment outcomes. I am confident that in seeking effective and research-based treatment for autism, you are on the right path.

I believe the key to a successful treatment program is a plan that is specifically tailored to your child's behavior needs. Each child is an individual with his/her own unique feelings and needs.

As Behavior Analysts, it is at the core of our science to track and measure your child's progress through the treatment plan. Our greatest reward is identifying when and why a treatment plan is not working and making the necessary changes that bring success and effectiveness.

Whether you are a parent in need of services for your child or a professional dedicated to improving the lives of children diagnosed with autism, we look forward to meeting you!


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