INDIVIDUAL PARENT-CHILD TEACHING SESSIONS

These sessions are available to parents of school aged children. They provide an opportunity for parents to learn ways of teaching their child at home and to help deal with behavior problems, self-help and other skills including communication and social skills. Sessions are time-limited and scheduled once a week, typically for 4-6 sessions.

Appointment Type: Direct Intervention: Individual
Duration: 1 hour
Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM

Social Skills Groups (available in selected areas) are typically designed for children in regular educational settings who are verbally fluent.  The focus of the groups is on helping individuals with autism practice social skills in a group of peers. Contact your local TEACCH® Center to find out what types of groups might be available and what ages of individuals are served.

Appointment Type: Direct Intervention: Group
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information

INTENSIVE-NEED SESSIONS

Some clients with autism have intensive needs that require services above and beyond regular TEACCH® sessions. Clients receiving these sessions typically have significant behavioral or emotional difficulties and have limited options for receiving services from other providers in their communities. TEACCH centers are available to provide more intensive and/or ongoing services to a limited number of clients. Typically, these sessions involve working with family members or community service providers to help them work directly with the individual with autism around a variety of issues. The ability to provide longer-term services is based on client need and staff availability.

Appointment Type: Direct Intervention: Individual
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information