We believe each individual has complete dignity, and we work to uplift and protect that dignity. It's not enough for us to treat you the way we imagine you want to be treated - we take the time to get to know you as an individual and treat you how you want to be treated. We believe that unique individuals should not be reshaped to fit in to society - rather, society should accept and embrace individuals as they are. Our job is simply to help you reach the goals you have for yourself.
We work directly with families and individuals, listening to their priorities and involving them in every step of the process. We believe in working together to overcome obstacles and achieve your best possible outcome.
Developing Life Skills for children
We provide 1-on-1 applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to teach children with autism functional skills which improve their quality of life and propel them towards independence. The goals we pursue with each child are written alongside the parent or guardian to ensure their progress will be meaningful to the desires and priorities of the family. Social skills, communication, self-help skills, fine and gross motor skills, and other socially significant behaviors are the focus of every minute that our ABA therapists spend with your child, and the child's growth is analyzed by our qualified and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Learn more here.
Preparing children for school
Our transitional classroom is a unique environment where your child can practice skills they will need in a typical classroom. In a dedicated space managed by a Licensed Elementary Educator, your child will earn classroom readiness skills while still being treated with respect for the unique person they are. Learn more here.
Building Job readiness
We can support you in finding your first job, maintaining your current career, or pursuing new, lasting, and fulfilling employment. Your goals, skill sets, and abilities are unique, so we customize our services to meet your unique needs. Our Benefit Specialist can also provide benefit analysis to evaluate how changes in employment will affect benefits you receive. Learn more here.
Strengthening Life Skills for Adults
Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) Services assists you in acquiring and maintaining daily life skills in both the home and in the community. These can include meal prep, health and wellness, social skills, household chores, bill paying, leisure activities, homework strategies, and much more. Learn more here.
We can help you master new skills and practice strategies for maintaining those skills across all environments. Our dedicated Master's level Behavior Consultants have years of experience working with individuals of different abilities, and additional, specialized training working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Learn more here.
Social interaction and support can go along way in enriching one's life. That is why we have created and sponsor multiple social and support groups, free of charge for our clients and community. Our dedicated, trained staff host and facilitate our groups so you can trust that our quality and professional standards are being met even with our free services. Learn more here.
We understand the autism journey because we have lived that journey as individuals with autism and parents of children with autism. We have experienced the ups and downs of navigating services and are ready to listen and find creative solutions that fit your needs. To help with questions you might have at various stages, we've created a series of resource pages for you.
Our staff are committed to continual professional development to better partner with you. We provide behavior and autism-specific training to staff across all of our services. We provide training to our ABA behavior technicians that goes above and beyond national requirements. Our Employment Services has been awarded the highest level of CARF accreditation for employment supports and job development. We proudly work to advance our staff within our team so that we maintain deep connections while pursuing excellence. Check out our directors' profiles to see what makes us unique.
Safety-Care™ Certified- This training focuses on preventing unsafe client behaviors while preserving client dignity. Training also includes methods to minimize and manage unsafe behaviors when they arise, still with respect to client dignity. Additionally, training educates staff in how to effectively teach replacement behaviors.
RBT Training- Partners in Autism offers RBT training to our behavior technicians that goes above and beyond the national requirements to ensure the best possible preparation and depth of understanding.
ABA Orientation- This training provides a full manual of ABA-specific procedures and information needed to complete day-to-day job duties along with practice implementing these procedures.
Large and Small Group In-Service Training- We provide routine in-services covering practical and diverse topics with the goal of strengthening ABA skills or personal career growth.
"Autism 101" or Autism Specific training- This training is designed to provide pertinent information about Autism to someone that may not have much experience with it. The training includes discussions on various challenges for individuals and families. It addresses health conditions often associated with Autism, communication deficits, social skills, common behaviors, and how to interact with someone on the spectrum.
Risk plan and goals training- The DSP receives training on risk plans and PAC goals for each of their clients. All training is uniquely tailored to the needs of each client so that the DSP has a deep understanding of the client as an individual. Risks could include anything from community safety practices, to allergies, to use of communication devices. Along with identifying risks, training covers proper responses to a wide range of scenarios. Goals are created with the client to focus on what skills are most important to them.
Employment Services Training
Behavior Training- This training makes us very unique among area service providers. Led by one of our BCBAs, behavior training helps our staff understand the functions underlying behaviors. From this foundation of understanding, we discuss appropriate responses as well as data collection and analysis.
Partners in Autism Employment Model Training- This step-by-step training prepares staff to use the Partners in Autism Employment Model with each client and equips staff to collect data and evidence to support long-term goals for clients.
Mock Interview Training- We rehearse interviews for different types of careers so that our staff is equipped to help clients prepare for successful interview experiences.
Vocational Rehabilitation Handbook Training- This step-by-step training covers vocational rehabilitation authorizations, approved activities, billing, and milestones.
VCU - ACRE Employment Services Training- This certification course provides ES staff with training on Vocational Rehabilitation approved activities to complete during Discovery.
We are here to serve you. Whatever stage of your journey you're in, whatever your goals you have - we're ready to partner with you as you pursue your best possible future. Check out our facebook page to see what we've been up to. Contact us to learn how we can partner with you. Looking to work in this field? We extend the same respect and care to our staff as we do to our clients and their families - come join our team!
Family Owned - Family Focused
We provide services that respectfully and compassionately support individuals with special needs and their families in their unique pursuit of quality services.