Autistic children benefit from a constant routine. Our schedule is structured very carefully to meet the needs of our special children. Camp Days on Mondays and Wednesdays are held at water-based aquatic centers. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we have activities at the center which include water slides and bounce houses, sports activities, arts & crafts, communication skills and social skills games. Our campers practice the skills they learn in the classroom setting such as counting, using money, reading street signs, using pictures to make requests and exhibiting appropriate behavior and generalize them in the community.
We have certified ABA therapy specialists available to provide therapy for our campers throughout the day. “Camping by the Sea” is designed to ensure that each of our special children have the “Vacation of their Lives!”
Behavior Modification is an integral part of healing the child with autism. The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism offers your child a special opportunity to receive 1:1 ABA therapy in a loving and nurturing environment.
Our staff incorporates the principles of Positive Discipline throughout each day as well as the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. The curriculum is highly individualized, hands on, and designed to address the specific needs of each client.
The school day integrates the behavioral and academic goals or each student in a 1:1 ratio in a classroom setting within a small group incorporating traditional classroom learning and socialization with 1:1 ABA therapy.
We will follow through with your child’s IEP and Behavioral Plan objectives from school throughout the school year so that each child can continue to make academic and social gains. Students will work closely with our RBT’s and Behavioral Assistants. We also have the option of therapy with a BCaBA or BCBA. Our services include full ABA therapy evaluations and academic assessments.
We accept many private insurance plans for Behavioral Health (ABA) Therapy. Our highly trained teachers and therapists provide intensive instruction using the methods of applied Behavior Analysis. Applied in a comprehensive, intensive and sustained way, we carefully plan learning opportunities for children and reinforce desired behaviors at a high rate. Each behavioral intervention is highly individualized and tailored to each child’s current levels of functioning and projected future.
Because parental involvement is a crucial component of effective behavioral changes, we provide opportunities for parents to learn and practice ABA interventions during therapy. Early behavioral intervention greatly improves language, social skills, play, self help and problematic behavior such as tantrums, stereotypic and ritualistic responding, withdrawal, self injury and aggression. Successful integration in regular schools is another positive effect that is well supported by data.
Many studies have shown that music instruction can be beneficial to children and that music actually increases their intellectual and creative development. Through structured, goal oriented music therapy experiences, children often improve receptive and expressive language skills. They develop social skills, learn self help skills, and refine their sensory and motor skills. Non communicative children are often able to become actively engaged in music experiences and can practice building relationships with others through musical interactions. During music, children are engaged in activities that are designed to promote social and emotional learning. Music therapy groups are especially effective in providing practice of learning skills necessary for effective learning in typical classroom settings including following directions, making requests, turn taking, sharing and joint attention skills. Our program is especially designed to offer the widest possible range of sound and rhythmic experiences for children. Children are encouraged to sing along and play instruments, whistle, clap, stomp, chant and dance to favorite songs!