At The Autism Engagement Center, we embrace a relationship based approach to address the core deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorders: communication, social interaction, and sensory-behavioral differences. Our approach emphasizes building the foundations of mutual understanding, play and communication, and appreciating the child's individual differences. The AEC's family-inclusive treatment techniques are rooted in the belief that families experience Autism Spectrum Disorder along with their child and, with a little information, coaching and support, can be their child's best interventionists. Goals for intervention are designed to match the heartfelt goals of the parent, address the child’s core deficits and empower the family to help themselves. Our ultimate goal is to help families with children affected by these disorders learn to understand, relate to and enjoy each other!
NEW Here's a video worth watching. This recent news piece describes the philosophy we utilize for treatment planning and therapy. It also reports on the newest research supporting it's efficacy: