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Many children on the spectrum, even high functioning children, can benefit from a well-written IEP; however, there is a lot of misinformation regarding Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). IEPs are a written, legal document that describes specific goals and accomodations that will help your child have a more successful school experience. An IEP should be detailed with you, the guardian, as the primary director, along with educators and independent counselors (if necessary), of what is included in the IEP. The IEP, in many cases, is the only document that defines what the school, teachers, and school administration should do to assist your child in school. The IEP process can be perplexing - even for schools. Your child may be entitled to many different accommodations.

For more information on the IEP process, please see the links below:
Blooming Potential Center

The Blooming Potential Autism & Learning Center is designed for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental delays who demonstrate communication, learning, and social difficulties. Our mission is to help children with autism bloom by acquiring the skills necessary to live fulfilling lives with their families, friends, and communities. The center is ideal to build necessary prerequisite skills necessary for school success. Children are instructed in a classroom setting and participate in group instruction to supplement school programs. Please click the link below for more information on our center.

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Services at Life Strategies

Our teaching team consists of caring and experienced therapists comprised of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Music Therapists, Licensed Therapists, and Paraprofessionals who are dedicated to helping children maximize their potential. Our teaching methods are rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis which is considered the most effective approach for teaching children on the spectrum. Children receive one-on-one instruction at home or in our center. ABA programs are often used to supplement or replace traditional school-based programs. After a thorough skills assessment is conducted an Individualized Learning Plan is developed by our teaching team. Families are involved in the learning process and are continually apprised of their child's progress. Program goals emphasize meaningful skills that will enable learners to become independent and successful both now and in the future.

Join us for Social Skills Rock.
Social Skills Rock is a social skills therapy group for children and adolescents with special needs facilitated by a Music Therapist and a Behavior Therapist. Particpants are engaged in themed music activities and social activities to encourage skills such as sharing, manners, communication, and making friends. This active group meets one Saturday per month.