We offer some of the most comprehensive programs in the industry, offering services in a center-based environment in addition to providing services in the home. Our services are individually structured to meet the unique needs of each individual. We believe that a partnership with the family is a critical component to advancing the child. RCG empower families with the knowledge to succeed and help clients be their own self-advocates.
August through June
Program is geared to prepare children between the ages of 2-6 diagnosed with Autism the opportunity to be in an enriched learning environment that promotes the development of communication, school readiness, independence and social skills. The program is designed to promote success across many natural environments including but not limited to home, school and the community.
- Our goal is to develop and build foundation skills needed to ensure success in a classroom type setting by providing structured opportunities to gain exposure to a variety of learning opportunities that will promote mastery and generalization of important functional skills.
- Our goal for our parents and guardians is to provide access to information and opportunities for ongoing family training and networking related to evidence based practices, generalizing skills across environments and community resources.
- We introduce academic concepts and follow a classroom daily schedule that is full of transitions, peer interactions and opportunities to learn about themed related topics that are customized to each child’s individualized curriculum and goals.
What is Offered?
- Circle Time (i.e. Hello song, Calendar, Daily/Visual Schedules, etc.)
- Centers (Large Group and Small Group Activities)
- Daily Living Activities (Self-Care Routines-toileting, snack, etc.)
- Teacher Directed Activities (Art, Following Directions, etc.)
- 1:1 Individualized Instruction
- Peer Engagement Activities (Games, Turn-Taking, Conversations)
- Promote and Develop Effective Communication and Social Skills
- Development of Personal Independence
- Bi-weekly Field Trips / Community Exposure
ABA therapy is designed to increase adaptive skills and provide effective behavior training for individuals ages 2-21 that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD). These services are offered in the home or in our development center.
A child that is eligible for Autism Services usually experiences problems in one or more of the following areas:
- Low or no language/communication
- Lack of self-help skills
- Lack of social skills
- Demonstrate obsessive/compulsive behaviors
- Has high magnitude of problem behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, self injury)
- Difficulty with potty training
- Does not give eye contact
The focus of this program is to provide the parents, guardians and child[ren] with the tools necessary to improve the fundamental behaviors of the individual. One of our primary goals is to implement structure, stability, and strength within the child’s natural environment. Our intent is to assist the child’s family in successfully managing clinically designed behavioral modifications strategies in the home settings.
RCG’s Autism program seeks to individualize outcomes that are deemed relevant for the family, focusing on the child’s participation in activity settings that are important to the family and focus on the whole child rather that just on specific developmental skills.
Key Elements of the Program
- Naturalistic applied behavioral analytic strategies
- Expanding existing communication skills
- Parental involvement fostered through parent training
- Focus on interpersonal exchange and positive reinforcement
- Shared engagement with joint activities to foster socialization skills
- Decreases Problem Behaviors, Increases Positive Behaviors
- Teaches Replacement Skills
- Emphasizes Self-Awareness
- Work directly one on one with your child
- Implement all behavioral protocols
- Implement ABA curriculum
- Record data
- Provide parent(s) training
- Provide family with updated reports to show progression
Role of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA):
Speech-Language Therapy is offered to develop or advance communication skills as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with other ABA services and supports. We believe that functional communication skills are a basic human right and a foundation for future learning. Our goal is to provide clients with exceptional, evidence-based speech and language services to address a wide variety of communication needs. A licensed and certified speech-language pathologist can assess the following areas to create an individualized plan in coordination with family goals to synthesize speech-language development and ABA curriculum.
- Speech – the articulation of individual sounds in words and connected phrases.
- Expressive Language – the use of spoken words or alternative methods to communicate wants and needs.
- Receptive Language – understanding and responding to the spoken words used by others.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)/Assistive Technology – using different methods to express and comprehend language when spoken language is not effective.
- Pragmatics – the use of language in social settings.
- Fluency – smoothness or flow of speech sounds in connected sentences.
August to June
At RCG, we pride ourselves in having the ability to offer children with Autism an opportunity to receive individualized attention for their language, academic and social development. Our After-School Program provides fun and developmentally appropriate activities in a safe, supportive setting. Special features include daily one-to-one individualized therapy by trained therapists, large group activities, social skills based activities, arts and crafts, special events, and much more.
Each client attending the After-School Program will be receiving one-to-one ABA therapy by a highly trained therapist. All therapists will utilize the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in individual and group settings to encourage social skills and communication to promote generalization of new and mastered skills across multiple settings and people. Each client will have an individualized behavior plan to help target and reduce problem behavior. Clients will follow a daily schedule which will include both small and large group activities.
After-School sessions will run from 2:30pm to 6:30pm beginning in September and running through the school year.
- Expanding existing communication skills
- Focus on interpersonal exchange
- Fostering social skills development and peer interaction
- Natural Environment Teaching
- Family Engagement
- Expanding recreation and leisure skills
Topics To Be Covered
- Conversation Skills
- Independence and Self-Care
- Many more
Constructed to offer social and personal enrichment opportunities to teens and young adults diagnosed with autism. The program will provide a combination of center based programming, community engagement, and college preparation. The Life Prep program will utilize person centered planning, and will promote self-advocacy, community involvement, and personal fulfillment. The services offered by RCG are designed to increase client participation in center and community activities that are identified and defined by the family and client, and to support engagement opportunities with the ultimate goal of enhancing the client’s quality of life.
Life Prep Structure
Each client attending the Life Prep program will receive one-to-one ABA therapy from a highly trained therapist. All therapists will utilize the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to encourage social interaction and to promote independence, self-advocacy, and personal fulfillment. Each client will have an individualized behavior plan to help target and reduce problem behavior. Clients will follow a daily schedule which will include center based programming and community engagement.
Key Program Components
- Daily Living Skills
- Person centered planning
- Promoting independence and self advocacy
- Job interview practice
- Community engagement opportunities at grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, etc.
- Family involvement and participation
- Natural environment teaching in both our center and in the community
- Exploring recreational interests
- Engagement with typically developing peers
- Personal fulfillment opportunities and coursework
- Community-Based Instruction
- Social Skills
- Self Management
- Coping Strategies
- Self Advocacy
- Personal Management
- Workplace/Interview Etiquette
- Self Preservation and Safety
- Community Service Projects
- Overall Focus on Independence and Skill Generalization