Changing Lives for the Better: Through the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with our BCBAs/LBAs and our RBTs, we skillfully work to decrease problem behaviors, teach foundational communication skills, and life-skills to bring about meaningful growth and change which will help individuals to further their education, obtain gainful employment, and be contributing members of society as independently as possible in adulthood.
We believe that every individual deserves a chance to develop to their fullest potential, and to live their best quality of life as independently as possible. Afterall, children (God willing) grow up to become adults. We want to ensure that parents, caregivers, and professionals have the appropriate parenting and teaching skills that they need to support their loved ones. We want to ensure that individuals have the appropriate accommodations, modifications, supports, and services that they may need in order to reach their fullest potential and live their best quality of life.
To help your loved one in reaching their fullest potential it is important to remember the following:
- Despite your loved ones disability, you should always assume they can achieve the SAME outcomes as their non-disabled peers. Just remember that HOW you get there may take longer and may look different than it does for typical peers.
- It is ESSENTIAL to teach the necessary communication skills and life skills in order to build one’s independence and to appropriately function in society. You need to teach your loved one the skills necessary to appropriately communicate whether verbally, with pictures, or a communication device.