Parent Support Groups
As a parent of children with autism, you may have felt alone or isolated at times on your journey. You may feel as though no one understands what you are going through, and you may wonder if you are making the best decisions for your kids. Joining parent support groups can help you in many ways.
When you have dedicated your life to helping your children, you can begin to feel isolated in some ways. In other ways, you may lack the adult interaction that is generally necessary for mental and emotional health. By involving yourself in parent support groups, you can begin to build those bonds again. Also, these support groups help you to become healthier, which directly benefits your children. You can meet with other parents in New York who are feeling the same way.
Even when you have thoroughly researched all of the options and asked all of the necessary questions, you may sometimes wonder if you are making the right decisions. In fact, you can feel doubt about your choices. Participating in support groups for parents allows you to speak with others who have the same concerns and doubts. You can learn that you aren’t alone. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, you can boost one another’s confidence. You can remind one another that you are all making the right decision by pursuing ABA therapy.
At many times, you may feel as though you cannot and should not prioritize yourself. Since you are focused on the ABA therapy and the needs of your children, you may have had to let friendships fall to the wayside. However, people need friend, and these support groups can provide you with those levels of interaction. Meeting other parents in New York who are going through similar situations also opens up the possibility of spending time together outside of the support groups. Remember that nurturing yourself is an important part of nurturing your children.
These support groups provide you with wonderful opportunities. Instead of feeling as though you are alone in the world, you can know that others are there going through the experience too. This level of support can make a serious difference in how you perceive the world.
Contact Us Today for an Evaluation to see if ABA therapy is right for your child.The longer your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder goes without help, the harder it will be to reach that child. Call us today at (516) 229-1194.
How It Works?Research over the last 40+ years has shown the efficacy of ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our services begin with an intake consultation with a member of our administrative team. This is a time where families are able to discuss primary areas of concern and determine if ABC can meet their needs.
During this process our team will determine eligibility for services and navigate the insurance process for you. You will be asked to fill out an application, provide proof of medical diagnosis of Autism spectrum disorder, provide a prescription for ABA Therapy services, and provide proof of insurance.
The next step is to assess your child’s skill level, which is necessary to guide the development of an individualized Autism treatment plan. The assessment will be conducted by a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and will include the use of various assessment tools. Typically, assessments are conducted in the home setting. However, arrangements can be made to conduct the assessment in an area that best suits your family’s needs.
Through assessment in everyday situations such as home and school, behaviors are targeted and a detailed therapy plan is developed. Throughout the treatment, data is recorded and analyzed in order to show progress of meaningful change and to evaluate, modify, and refine treatment for the most socially significant outcomes.
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