Although many individuals with autism do not engage in severe problem behavior, research suggests it does seem to be more prevalent in people with autism than in those with other or no diagnoses. Therefore, a critical function of early intervention services for children with autism would seem to be preventing the development of severe problem behavior, to allow these children access to the wide range of opportunities and experiences available to their peers.
We train organizations in the Balance Program, a home-based, parent-implemented, skill-based approach to preventing the development of severe problem behavior in young children recently diagnosed with autism. Our aim is to build capacity in your personnel to provide support to parent/caregiver implementers. Organizations might use this program in conjunction with comprehensive early intervention services or on its own for families with few service hours or who are on a waitlist for comprehensive services.
The best place to start is with our on-demand course. From there, we offer on-site and on-site/distance hybrid consultations to support your team as they support parents, caregivers, and other implementers. Consultations can be tailored to the organization’s needs. Please contact us to learn more.