Programs. Since 2. National Autism Association has created and implemented direct- assistance programs for the growing number of families affected by autism. Along with these services, NAA provides autism research funding, ongoing advocacy, support and education. Because we are a parent- led non- profit organization, our objectives and resources center on: Strengthening autism families by providing support in areas of greatest need, such as safety, therapy and medical services. Providing our members and community with the latest information pertaining to research, education, legislation, safety, and therapy and treatment trends. Funding impactful research studies aimed at real progress for our children. Raising awareness about the autism epidemic.
Although autism affects more children than any other childhood disorder, it is still the least funded. As awareness increases about autism, our hope is that resources will also increase. Until that time, we will continue to expand our programs so that we may provide support to as many autism families as possible. To learn more about our programs, choose from the following: To become a member, or donate to any of NAA’s critical programs, click here.
Programs for Children with Autism ! We are specialists in training parents to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD- NOS) and other neurological and developmental conditions. Our program integrates an attitude of unconditional love and acceptance with the evidence- based methods of Applied Behavior Analysis that have proven effective for individuals on the autism spectrum. We provide socially- engaging programs with powerful teaching methods, custom- designed to enable each child to develop to his or her fullest potential.
We work with children, parents, teachers and other professionals from all over the world. We provide services at our Colorado location, in homes or schools across North America and Europe and through distance consultations anywhere in the world. Years of Experience. In the treatment of autism, the benefits of experience cannot be over- stated. Growing Minds has one of the most experienced team of professionals in the field of autism today.
Founder- Director Steven Wertz, BCBA, has 3. Kaitryn Wertz, LPC has 3. Read what parents have to say about Growing Minds. Our Approach. The Growing Minds program trains parents to provide the most effective education and treatment for their children, using the best methods available, tailored to the specific needs of the child. Playfulness, spontaneity and enjoyment are hallmarks of our approach. This program enables children to feel loved, enjoy the company of others and to grow developmentally. Children in our programs improve language, communication, social interaction and behavior while also increasing academics, practical and play skills - and they tend to smile quite a bit.
Their parents feel more confident because they know what to do and how to do it. The skills parents gain stand them in good stead throughout their lifelong experience of parenting. While others argue over what approach or philosophy is best, we take the best of what has been discovered about autism and put it to work, one child at a time. The Growing Minds Program integrates an attitude of unconditional love and acceptance with evidence- based methods.
SNAP Education provides long term programmes for children with autism and SNAP Academy teaches the National Curriculum for children on the Autistic Spectrum and children with other special needs.
Contact the Kelly Autism Program. About the Kelly Autism Program. Elementary level programs develop concepts and skills in academic.