Project Description

Autism/ABA Therapy

Kaleidoscope Family Solutions (KFS) provides a variety of services for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of multifaceted neurodevelopment disabilities characterized by social, behavioral and communication challenges. This condition is characterized by communication difficulties, social impairment and repetitive and stereotyped behavioral patterns. It is a spectrum condition because while all people affected with autism share some similar difficulties, the level of medical condition affects them in different ways. Symptoms of ASD vary widely.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) – KFS Medicaid Waiver in-home and community services and supports for individuals with autism.

As a Medicaid Waiver home and community-based service provider, KFS ensures that individuals are using self-determination and support to acquire their highest level of independence. All individuals are unique, and deserve to achieve long-term goals and realistic dreams. The KFS professional team creatively offers the opportunity to expand social experiences, communication methods, and vocational breakthroughs. As an agency, our commitment to individuals and their families is our leading priority.

KFS ABA Therapy is Evidenced-Based Treatment

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven evidence-based, best practice model used to support and provide effective treatment to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as other behavioral and developmental disabilities. KFS ABA provides intensive ABA therapy to clients in their home, community or at one of our centers. All programs are developed and directly overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and implemented by our Registered Behavioral Technicians or ABA Specialists.

About Our Services:
  • Services Offered In-home and Center-based
  • ABA Therapy 1:1 and Group
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Social Skills Training
  • Parent Training
  • Ages 2-21
Our Program Objectives
  • Improve Communication
  • Confidence Building
  • More Independence
  • Family Participation
  • Skill Development
  • Social Growth
Skilled Team of Clinical Providers include:
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • Behavior Technician/Paraprofessional (BT)
Other Clinical Services:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
Services individually tailored for the needs of each individual.

Assessment and Treatment Planning
Our relationships always start with a comprehensive assessment by a Behavior Analyst that captures specific levels of behavior at a baseline to be used in the subsequent establishment of treatment goals. A carefully constructed, individualized and detailed behavior-analytic treatment plan is developed. The plan is followed up with ongoing and frequent direct assessment, analysis, and adjustments from our Behavior Analyst, based on a child’s progress as determined by observations and objective data analysis.

Focused ABA Treatment
Focused ABA services are provided to individuals who need treatment only for a limited number of key functional skills, or have a specific acute problem behavior in which its treatment should be the priority. Treatment generally ranges from 10-25 hours per week of direct therapy. However, certain treatment programs for some behavior may require more than 25 hours per week of direct therapy.

Comprehensive ABA Treatment
Our Comprehensive ABA Treatment looks at producing changes across a broad set of functions including cognitive, adaptive, social, and emotional domains. Treatment often involves 30-40 hours of one-to-one (1:1) direct therapy to a child per week. Young or newly diagnosed children may start with a few hours of therapy per day with the goal of increasing the intensity of therapy as their ability to tolerate and participate permits. The goal is to ultimately decrease hours of therapy per week when the child has met a majority of the treatment goals and is moving toward discharge.

Social Skills Programs
One of the most prevalent challenges for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is in the area of social skills. This includes difficulty with observational skills, eye contact, play interactions, taking another’s perspective, making inferences, and sharing enjoyment and building relationships. Our Social Skills treatment programming works on functional skills including (but not limited to) establishing social communication skills, natural environment safety skills, and independent leisure skills making it possible to appropriately participate in family and community activities. One of our goals is to develop the lifelong ability to experience these events in a positive productive manner.

Parent Participation Training
Outside of treatment, it’s important for parents to have the ability and techniques to reinforce the skills their child learns in therapy by incorporating them into daily routines. As with any skill, practice is critical. Parents actively involved in their child’s therapy often increase the progress made by their children. Our treatment plans include the appropriate parent participation and training to ensure they can reinforce their child’s development beyond the therapy setting.

Insurance
We accept most major insurance carriers and some state Medicaid programs. If your insurance plan covers ABA, the KFS ABA program will most likely be covered. We can help you understand your insurance coverage for these services.

We Are Here For You
Whether you want your child in an ABA program, want to have your child assessed to see whether our program is the right fit, or just want to talk and learn more about how we can help, give us a call.