Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most commonly used, evidenced-based approach for teaching students with autism. Students with autism are taught through systematic strategies and consistently are reinforced for displaying desired behaviors. A vital part of this program is the regular collection of data to measure the progression of skill development and to equip staff with information they need to make judgments regarding program changes and modifications.
Social Skills groups are conducted in all autistic classes and skills learned are applied during community-based instruction. Instruction in the community provides a real world opportunity to assist in the generalization of skills developed in the classroom and school environment.
Parents are offered the opportunity to participate in the Home Component in which a service provider works to equip parents with successful strategies for managing behavior in the home and community settings.