When to Screen for Autism

Don’t wait to get help if you are worried that your child may be missing milestones. Obtaining an early diagnosis is important. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that “developmental surveillance should be a component of every preventive care visit.” In addition, they state, “Standardized developmental screening tools should be used when such surveillance identifies concerns about a child’s development & for children who appear to be at low risk of a developmental disorder at the 9-, 18-, and 30-month visits.”

Life Strategies provides Early Intervention Therapy services not only in our Blooming Potential Autism and Learning Centers but also in your child’s home so that young children can receive therapy in a comfortable and familiar environment. This also allows parents and family members to be involved and present during therapy and can observe and participate as needed.

ABA Therapy for young children with Autism is important for overall life success. Our therapists can begin providing therapy services to children as young as two years old.

If you would like your child screened or have questions about your child’s developmental, emotional, social, and communicative development, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Early Signs of Autism

Helpful links about the early signs of autism:

Life Strategies’s ABA autism therapy can occur in-home and/or in our Blooming Potential Autism and Learning Centers. ABA therapy is most effective when delivered 25-35 hours per week. Therefore, children can receive therapy throughout the week both in-home, in-center, and in schools as appropriate and recommended. Life Strategies’s ABA Program is designed to help families and children receive the number of ABA hours that maximize the therapy benefits, therefore, therapy is offered in more than one setting.  Generally, children receive the best results with frequent, dense, and consistent ABA therapy that occurs across multiple environments. The best ABA programs offer therapy in a variety of settings.

Please contact us for more information regarding ABA Programs offered.

Why Early Intervention?

It has been routinely shown that intensive, early, and specialized behavioral therapy, such as ABA, is effective for children with autism. Therapy provided early can be highly beneficial to children at young ages when the brain and cognitive systems are still formative. The earlier a child with autism receives therapy, the better his or her outcome will be.

Life Strategies provides ABA Therapy for young children with autism in Indiana. In-Home and Center-Based ABA Therapy can start with children at age twenty-four months. We offer flexible schedule options and locations. ABA can occur in-home or in one of our centers, or a combination of both. Life Strategies’s Blooming Potential Autism & Learning Centers are located in Chesterton, Schererville, and South Bend, Indiana.

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Life Strategies offers several Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program options for children with autism:

  1. Blooming Potential Early Intervention Program (ages 2.5 – 7)
  2. Full-Time ABA Program (2.5 – late teen years)
  3. Part-Time ABA Program (available as recommended, all ages)
  4. After School ABA Program (school age)