LifeStream offers a number of support services for children and adults with autism, including:
- Children’s autism services for children 3 to 9 years old. The focus is on skills training, applied behavior analysis and parent training.
- DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) for children 9 to 22 years old with autism and severe behavioral difficulties. The primary goal is to assist the child to be successful at home, school and in the community without requiring residential placement outside the home. As with younger children, the focus is on skills training, applied behavior analysis, but also community training, community integration and family service navigation.
- Adult autism services for adults over the age of 22. Services are highly individualized and may include any of the above mentioned services as well as social skills training.
- Day Habilitation services – LifeStream’s Day Habilitation Program has designed services specifically to support individuals with autism. This is a full day program focused on developing skills in self-help, independent living, socialization, behavior development, affective development, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
For additional information on our Autism Services, please email Doug Hughes, Vice President, Clinical Services.