Center/Community/Home Based Services: “Services Across the Spectrum”

Therapists and staff will be extensively trained in the most up to date practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training and other methods of treatment that appropriately fit the individualized treatment plan that is developed by qualified professionals.

Individualized Treatment Plans (ITP’s) will be developed for each client (with a team of professionals, UAA staff and the parents/caregivers) with specific goals and objectives.  Appropriate billing and funding options will be carefully considered when deciding the depth of treatment that can be offered.  Where appropriate, 1:1 staff/client services will be offered in a setting that provides the optimum learning environment as well as generalization capabilities.  Additional training and implementation of the home and community integration is a critical aspect of development that will be addressed in parent meetings, daily home notes, consultations with other professionals and specific follow up.

Clients will participate in individual learning with 1:1 -1:3 staff ratios, implementing therapeutic behavioral services to develop important skills and targets specified in the ITP.  They will also be involved in generalization of those skills in a group setting with their peers and other staff.  Where applicable, clients will venture into the community with their staff, targeting specific goals of generalization of skills, acquisition of social appropriateness, vocational training and tailored learning in variety of community settings.

For individuals who are in need of daily living, self-help, hygiene and other important socially appropriate mainstream skills, programs will be created and lessons will be taught within the structure of the center and then taught in the home, therefore increasing the likelihood of generalized acquisition.

Peer development programs and contracts will be sought after with the appropriate school district to include programs of inclusion, teamwork and skill development in social situations with typically developing peer models.  These efforts in the mainstream community benefit both parties from the acceptance and awareness that come as a result of the inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

UAA will work with government programs, insurance companies, private pay individuals and foundations of giving, to offer services that are appropriate and affordable.