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Autism Services

While our roots at Eisenhower Center may be grounded in treating individuals injured in auto accidents, we have learned that our continuum of care complete with a highly structured environment is beneficial to others as well. As a result, over the past five years we have begun applying that same expertise and compassion to those with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Fully equipped with appropriate specialized licenses and knowledgeable, experienced staff, we currently offer both in-patient and out-patient programming to suit your needs.

Eisenhower Vocational Preparatory and Independent living skills was developed with 2 purposes in mind:

  • Developing individualized communication, social, and self-management skills necessary to maintain community employment.
  • Developing individualized vocational skills for community employment

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is used to foster this functional independence. ABA is a science that involves the application of basic behavioral practices (positive reinforcement, repetition and prompting) and the use of systematic data tracking methods to evaluate the efficacy of the behavioral applications used to reach a desired outcome. The ABA methodologies are used to facilitate the development of language, positive skills development (such as self-help), appropriate play and social behavior. ABA reduces problems like self-injurious behavior, tantrums related to transition, communication problems and self-stimulatory behavior that impede the learning process.

The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) vocational assessment used is a skills tracking system and curriculum guide for the development of the essential skills for achieving independence. It is used to demonstrate a learner’s current functional skill repertoire and provide tracking information for the progressive development of these skills throughout the lifespan. The AFLS contains task analyses of many of the skills essential for participation in a wide range of family, community, and work environments.

ASD Vocational Program Highlights

• Certified Staff • Social Skills Training • Woodworking
• Evidence-based Curriculum  • Janitorial • Animal Care
• On-campus internships • Housekeeping • Gardening 
• Landscaping • Basic Cosmetics • Food Service
• Culinary Arts • Maintenance • Ceramics

If you or a loved one are interested in these programs, please use the contact form on this page, or give us a call at (734)677-0070.


 

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