Our Little Grasshoppers Autism Day Program is dedicated to improving the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our program is appropriate for children 18 months and older and is based on a full-day schedule. We provide an intensive level of positive support for children with Autism in order to teach new skills and reduce challenging behavior. Our goal is to prepare each child for a successful transition into a structured educational setting and everyday life activities.
What makes us different?
Our Little Grasshoppers Autism Day Program was created to give young children the opportunity to learn, grow, reach their potential and begin the foundation for learning that occurs in elementary school. Our goal is to help each child learn how to adapt in a structured setting while benefiting from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Our small group setting provides children with vital and natural social interaction.
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) work as a team to design treatment programs that are specifically tailored to each child using principles of ABA. We identify a child's strength and areas of need, and develop a treatment plan to help fuel their development in key areas such as language, social-emotional, and behavioral domains.
Our team is comprised of highly-trained and professional staff including a clinical neuropsychologist, BCBAs, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) working together to address each child's needs. The quality of training and level of supervision that our RBTs receive ensures that each child is working to their full potential.
Daily Schedule of Activities
We offer a full-day program that engages children in daily social and physical activities that focus on self-regulation, social, and academic skills.
Our activities include:
- circle time
- discrete trial training
- natural environment teaching
- one-on-one individualized therapy
- lunch, snack, and bathroom breaks
Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a method that focuses on teaching skills (i.e. language, shoe-tying, counting, hand-washing) in a simplified and structured approach, one step at a time. Natural Environment Teaching (NET) focuses on teaching daily living and social skills in the natural setting. Our Autism Day Program allows children to learn new skills in a DTT setting and immediately implement those skills in a natural setting with their peers while engaging in structured group activities. Each child has a primary therapist to guide them through implementing these skills.
Our Sensory Room is specially designed to provide a stimulating environment to help children develop and engage their senses. Activities in the sensory room target all their senses and focus on improving concentration, attention skills, awareness, and alertness.
Circle time gives the children an opportunity to come together for group activities and discussion. It provides a time for them to work on their listening, attention, and communication skills.
*For many children, cost of attendance may be covered by insurance.