Early Intervention

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Early intervention has been proven to be incredibly successful in setting children with developmental challenges on the right path. Our expert team at Gersh ABA services can help prepare your child for a fulfilling life and rewarding future through ABA therapy.

Gersh ABA Services provides early intervention services from as early as 6 months up to 6 years of age. Many experts strongly recommend beginning early intervention as soon as possible, as the results seen can better prepare your child to enter into the next step, such as school or general socialization. Don’t wait to start your child with necessary and beneficial therapy services such as ABA. Call us today to find out how you can get started.

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Just received a diagnosis and not sure where to start? Read on below to learn more about early intervention and how it can benefit your child.

So you’ve just received an autism diagnosis for your child.

This can be a very new and confusing experience for families, and we’re here to tell you that it is going to be okay. The availability of research, services, schools and programs centered around autism spectrum disorder has grown rapidly over the last few years, and this trend is set to continue for many years to come. There are a vast variety of programs and paths you can take to get your child on the path to success, and many even accept insurance. If you’re child is aged 6 or younger, your best course of action at this point is to begin early intervention.

What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention is the term used to describe the services and supports that are available to babies and young children with developmental challenges and their families. Services may include a combination of therapies, including ABA therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy, as well as other types of services based on the needs of the child. Research has shown that early intervention can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills and overcome challenges and can increase success in school and life.

What if my child is above the age range of early intervention?

Early intervention is just a term to describe services and support that can begin as early as 6 months of age. Children and young adults past this age range can still receive the same therapy services, and are encouraged to do so. Since it is so effective at getting children on the correct path to success, individuals who have not received early intervention may have more difficult time adjusting to things like socialization, the school/work environment, or managing their emotions than those who have. This is not to say that it is impossible, however. Reach out to our experts today and find out how ABA Therapy can help your child.

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How do I find out if my child is eligible for services?

Gersh Resources

If you’re not sure where to begin, we can help. Gersh ABA Services has highly-qualified and experienced advocacy specialists who can help connect you to services, grants, and programs offered by your state that you may not know you were eligible for. Call us today at 631-552-4600 to speak to one of our professionals and get your child started on the path to success.

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Other Resources

Many families prefer to speak to their doctor and see who they may recommend. Also, call your local state offices and speak with someone about how to get connected with early intervention specialists. Early intervention services are guaranteed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and every U.S. state and territory provides these services through its own comprehensive, coordinated program.

What happens when my child ‘ages out’ of all of these services?

Many parents have asked – ‘what services are available to young adults on the autism spectrum?’. While services for children are readily available, many parents are left unaware of the support they can still receive when their children reach adulthood.

The Gersh Organization believes that individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum should be given the tools and support necessary for their continued success. This is why Gersh has programs for individuals on the autism spectrum from toddler age far past adulthood.

If you’re interested in other Gersh services, such as our adult independent living and college prep program Gersh Experience, visit our Gersh Resources page or call us today and let us know what services you need for your son or daughter. Our professional and knowledgeable advocates are happy to assist in finding you a program that fits the needs of your child and family.

SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/parents/states.html, https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/early-intervention/early-intervention-what-it-is-and-how-it-works