Young Adults with Autism

YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM

The Florida Autism Treatment Centers are owned and operated by Behavior Analysis, Inc., offering state-of-the-art education and treatment to children, teens and adults with autism and related disorders. We have served the south Florida community for more than 25 years with our innovative and highly successful programs. We use the principles and procedures of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) to teach new skills, based on each individual’s specific needs, to improve independence and to facilitate integration in their community. Our experience tells us that every person with autism can continue to learn and grow, regardless of their age or skill level. Our specialized services are provided wherever they are needed: home, community, school or place of employment.

Young Adults With Autism

THREE SPECIALIZED PROGRAM TRACKS

We offer three tracks that will meet the needs of any teenager or adult. The tracks are Home & Community, Educational, and Employment. We teach over 2,000 skills related to these tracks. Many individuals are likely to benefit from more than one track at the same time. Our program allows for participation in multiple tracks simultaneously.

Young Adults With Autism
Young Adults With Autism

HOME AND COMMUNITY TRACK

This track focuses on teaching important skills that are necessary to become more independent in the home, as well as navigating successfully anywhere in the community whether at a grocery store or shopping mall. Examples of skills taught include:

HOME

  • Chores
  • Creating “To Do” lists
  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Developing hobbies
  • Using home technology
  • Daily living skills

COMMUNITY

  • Shopping
  • Paying at register
  • Dining at restaurants
  • Using cell phone
  • Safety awareness

EDUCATIONAL TRACK

Whether it’s learning how to take notes from professors with different teaching styles, or making friends on a college campus, this track addresses all the necessary skills for success. Examples include:

Using Technology
Taking class notes
E-mail
Developing a schedule

Getting to and from school
Prioritizing tasks
Developing friendships
Social boundaries

Young Adults With Autism
Young Adults With Autism

EMPLOYMENT TRACK

Maintaining successful employment requires much more than simply knowing how to complete a few assigned tasks. For individuals with autism there may be challenges with multi-tasking, handling verbal conflict at the workplace, or simply knowing how to handle a spontaneous group lunch. Examples of skills taught include:

  • Interviewing
  • Problem solving
  • Co-worker relations
  • Efficient work completion
  • Personal management
  • Punctuality

ABA WITH TEENS AND ADULTS

We are often asked if ABA works with teens and adults. Interestingly, ABA research originated with adults before it started to be evaluated with young children. There are thousands of studies applying ABA to adults. The difference is in how it is applied. With teens and adults ABA therapy is usually provided in the natural setting where we expect the skills to be used. For instance, if an adult needs to learn how to use a grocery list our ABA “coach” will work with them at the grocery store. The key to success is having a well-trained ABA coach that works with the client very frequently at first. This frequent teaching is paramount for rapid learning and the key to real-life success.

Expert Program Supervision

All services are supervised by expert Board Certified Behavior Analysts with Master’s and Doctoral degrees. This level of expertise ensures that learning is occurring at a rapid pace and new skills are being taught without any wasted time.

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