The Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center at Beaumont Children's
provides Hands-On Parent Education (HOPE) to families of
children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. The autism support services offered by the center continue to grow thanks to a generous gift from The Ted Lindsay Foundation.
In the past, there were few scientifically-supported childhood
development disorder treatments to offer families, but now there is
hope. Research demonstrates that intensive behavioral intervention can
dramatically change the lives of children with autism and other
developmental disorders. Techniques from the field of applied behavior
analysis (ABA) effectively teach children to communicate, play
appropriately and interact with others. The Lindsay HOPE Center uses a
family-focused approach, stressing partnerships between Beaumont
Children's behavioral intervention specialists and parents. We offer a wide variety of services to families, as outlined below.
Behavioral Interventions for Preschoolers
The Lindsay HOPE Center offers several behavioral intervention
programs for children and families, each of which incorporates hands-on
parent education. One such program is Children with Autism Reaching Excellence (CARE).
Behavioral Intervention Consultation
The Lindsay HOPE Center at Beaumont Children's provides
individual consultation from psychologists with expertise in applied
behavior analysis, many of whom are board-certified behavior analysts.
Families meet individually with Lindsay HOPE Center psychologists on a
regular basis provide behavioral interventions for children. Consultants
can also work with local school districts to help with educational
planning and/or behavior management in class.
Programs for Parents
The Lindsay HOPE Center offers programs for parents who want more information about using behavioral interventions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
ABCs of ABA: This workshop teaches the basics of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and is offered throughout the year at no cost to families. There is a small fee for interested professionals. The ABCs of ABA is required for families prior to enrollment in the CARE program.
Autism 101: Information & Resources for Families with a New Diagnosis reviews important first steps after a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including accessing local resources and caring for the entire family.