RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Many families with autism may no longer have to wait for services.
The Reno Children’s Center (1698 Meadow Wood Ln) is officially opened and is ready to begin serving children.
“It’s not an accident that we’re here,” said Brian Steinberg, VP of Operations at RCC. “We know what the needs are, we know how long the waitlists are and we are here to help.”
The facility specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment, which focuses on early intervention and employs positive reinforcement to develop good behaviors like sharing, turn-taking, and safe play while lowering dangerous ones like striking or biting.
“The evidence tells us that the younger the child, the better the outcomes are going to be,” said Steinberg. “ABA is the only therapy known to actually get your child from A to B as quickly as possible.”
There are 12 treatment rooms, a gym, and a soothing area at RCC. According to Steinberg, what distinguishes them is their quick admission procedure and their particular brand of ABA.
“We do precision teaching with a tremendous focus on activities of daily living and not just about ‘Hey ABA says your kid has to be talking or doing x, y, z’,” he said. “It’s not necessarily what is typical ABA, it’s what is unique to that child. “
The center-based program is for autistic children aged two to six. RCC is presently working with six families, but there are still spaces available, and all major insurances, including Medicaid, are accepted.
If RCC is not the best fit for you, the staff can help you find other options.
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