Introducing Circle Care’s Inclusion Program
for children with ASD.
Now your child can thrive
in a mainstream environment.
With supportive in-class ABA therapy at your preschool of choice.
Special schools are not for everyone.
“Breakthrough research has shown that toddlers with autism are just as capable of learning important life skills through early-intervention delivered in mainstream pre-schools as in specialized settings.”
-La Trobe University, November 12, 2018
You want your child to have
the best preschool experience.
Option 2. Specialized preschool catering exclusively to children with ASD?
(Is my child picking up inappropriate behaviors from others? Will he fall further behind his mainstream peers over time?)
Option 1: Mainstream preschool + hours of afterschool 1:1 therapy?
(Is school managing behaviors? Is my child keeping up? So many people to check in with!)
3. Thankfully, there’s an Option 3…
With Circle Care’s Preschool Inclusion Program
You can have the best of both worlds.
Your child can now receive 1:1 ABA therapy in their mainstream classroom.
Under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), your child’s therapist will support and guide your child, ensuring they are reaching their personal goals. Your child will be able to progress at their own pace while interacting with a diverse range of children.
The BCBA will regularly re-evaluate progress, coordinate care and train any adults working with your child (teachers, speech or occupational therapists) so that they continuously master and retain new skills.
Here’s how it works:
Circle Care Service will send in a BCBA to evaluate your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas requiring improvement.
Your child’s BCBA will set and prioritize goals, outlining an individualized roadmap for all members of the care team to follow.
An ABA therapist will work with your child in school, under the supervision of a BCBA, facilitating their developmental, social, and academic growth.
Learn More About Community-Based ABA Therapy
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Where and How it WorksAt its core, ABA looks at the relationship between environmental events and a person’s behavior to identify patterns. The goal is to better understand why certain behaviors are happening and then use positive reinforcement techniques to shape new, more desirable ones.
ABA is used in many different settings, including educational classrooms, therapeutic centers, clinics, and even in-home settings. It can also be used to help individuals with other developmental conditions, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Down Syndrome.
ABA is a powerful treatment method for challenges of many skills and tasks, including:
- Social skills
- Academic performance
What Is Community-Based ABA Therapy?
At its core, community-based ABA therapy is any ABA treatment that takes place in public spaces. Often, this is at school, but it can also include playgrounds and recreational facilities.
This arrangement is helpful for children who may be uncomfortable in a clinical setting or are resistant to traditional ABA approaches. It feels more natural and relaxed. This can allow for more meaningful interactions between the child and therapist.
School-based ABA therapy is administered in both public schools and private schools across the country. Many school districts invest heavily in on-site resources and staff to administer their own programs or partner directly with third-party service providers. In most cases, the latter arrangement works best.
An experienced autism spectrum provider can best focus on a child’s treatment. They pinpoint where ABA therapy can help, like behavior or social skills, and coordinate with school professionals to keep progress on track.
The Benefits of ABA Therapy In Schools
Improved AccessibilityOne of the primary benefits of school-based ABA therapy is increased accessibility. School-based programming offers students with disabilities access to resources and expertise typically only available through a limited number of clinics or private practice providers.
Direct SupportParents of kids with autism know all too well that the classroom setting isn’t always equipped to help their child succeed. Bringing the behavior analysts into school ensures they get direct support where they need it most.
Increased Interaction with PeersSchool-based ABA therapy also offers students with autism increased opportunities for social interaction and peer learning. This can help the student better integrate into school and community life while also improving their academic performance.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Coordination of Care
The BCBA meets with all members of your child’s care team on a regular basis, coordinating schedules and goals across all areas of intervention.
Parent meetings with the BCBA as often as necessary to stay up to date, discuss concerns, and learn how to resolve at-home challenges.
Your child will thrive and master milestones one step at a time with the individualized support they need to reach their personal goals.
When a school is not equipped to meet your child’s needs,
it’s frustrating for you,
frustrating for your child,
and frustrating for the teachers.
With in-class ABA support and the guidance of a BCBA,
your child can learn to:
respond to their surroundings
express their feelings
communicate their needs
focus on the task at hand
manage their behavior
at their own pace, within a mainstream classroom.
Here’s what one passionate Preschool Director has to say:
“We couldn’t be more impressed with Circle Care’s Service.”
“Our 4-year-old student has made astounding strides in the classroom! Within the first weeks of beginning in-class ABA support with Ms. Lanisha, the progress was evident. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive early learning center and we couldn’t be more impressed with Circle Care’s Service.”
-Ms. Lisa, Director at Future Generations, Bloomfield, NJ, March 2021
Meet the key players in this sweet success story:
A sweet child who lived very much in her own world. After many failed attempts to draw Isabella into the lessons, join her in her rigid play and encourage her to communicate more, her teacher left her to play as she wished— alone.
Isabella’s, Determined Mom
Seeking an effective way for her precious daughter to communicate better, Mom reached out to Circle Care Services, New Jersey for help.
Miss Mary, BCBA:
Miss Mary skillfully mapped out a detailed plan to support Isabella in-class and encourage her towards greater engagement with 1:1 ABA.
Miss Danielle, ABA Therapist:
Miss Danielle stepped in, determined to boost Isabella’s ability to connect and communicate with her peers.
After just 1 day of Miss Danielle’s in-class support,
a very happy Isabella came home and for the first time ever told her thrilled mom about her classmates.
Children who learn in a mainstream environment have
The Added Advantages:
It’s so empowering for your child to see that they can blend in with and engage in the same activities as any other child their age.
Your child will experience stronger social inclusion as a result of belonging to a diverse social circle from a young age.
Learning Social Skills
Interacting with children with more advanced social skills will help your child pick up important skills like patience, compassion, and forgiveness.
A mainstream curriculum will give your child the opportunity to learn a broader range of topics. With 1:1 help they can access the content at their level.
Ready for your child to savor the sweet taste of success?
Let’s start making the most of the hours they spend in the classroom!
In-School ABA Therapy FAQ's
Preparing for Community-Based ABA Therapy
Before they can plan the best course of action, behavior analysts need to establish a baseline understanding of the child's unique:
- Learning styles
Therapy sessions occur regularly (ideally twice a week) and typically last an hour or two.
What Happens During a Session?
As for what parents should expect when starting ABA therapy? For starters, setting aside time to work with their children is key. They may also be asked to attend some sessions, observe others, and practice skills at home too.
Is School-Based ABA Therapy Paid for By Insurance?
Where Can I Find Good Community-Based ABA Therapy?
ABA therapy in schools is nothing new; you may already be aware of a program in your child's private school or public school but are unsatisfied with its quality. Sometimes, the best treatment options are those offered by a third-party organization - like Circle Care.
We proudly provide school-based ABA therapy programs to children with developmental disabilities in Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, and Indianapolis.
Working directly with school districts, our professional behavior analysts provide comprehensive ABA therapy services.
- Goal development
- Skill acquisition
- Family training
In-School ABA Therapy In New JerseyCircle Care offers community-based ABA therapy New Jersey students can rely on for consistent, professional care. Our certified therapists are passionate about ensuring each child reaches their full potential thanks to a dedicated approach to behavior therapy. We also offer intensive in-home ABA programs for individuals who require more specialized services.
In-School ABA Therapy In MassachusettsWhen it comes to flexible school-based ABA therapy, Massachusetts families consistently choose Circle Care as their service provider of choice. We're ready and able to provide your child with the structured environment they need to build fundamental social interaction and communication skills and experience autism inclusion.
Ready to see the power of positive reinforcement firsthand? Circle Care's community-based ABA therapy is only a few steps away. Get started by reaching out to our team for a free consultation.