Tupelo for Autism

The following organization may be helpful to those with autism in the Tupelo, MS area: Autism is widely known as a developmental disorder that can have a variety of effects on an individual's motor skills, speech, language, communication and social skills. As the only agency of its kind in Northeast Mississippi, the Autism Center of Tupelo provides families with access to affordable treatment to help their children learn the skills needed to live a meaningful and independent life. With a staff who works one-on-one with children to target their unique challenges, the Autism Center of Tupelo offers educational-based services to children on the autism spectrum as well as those with other developmental disabilities. Services offered through the Center include:

•Clinical Services - Provides skills assessment, discrete trial instruction, verbal behavior, compliance training, behavior reduction, play/social skills training, parent/guardian training and incidental teaching and positive behavior interventions and support. •Assessments - Offers low-cost assessments that determine the capabilities of each child. The assessment allows the Center's staff to develop individualized plans for each child. •Family Consultations - Offers consultations with families on a variety of autism related concerns. •In Home Services - To observe a child in their natural environment and make recommendations on home-based instruction, the Autism Center of Tupelo's staff works with families in their homes. •One-on-One - Using the core principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), the Autism Center of Tupelo works with individuals on a one-on-one basis to create a positive and rewarding learning environment. •Social Group Sessions - In an effort to promote peer interaction, the Center offers a social group session each morning for younger children (4 yrs and younger). The sessions teach children how to participate in group activities and how to take turns and play games. •Special Education Teacher Training - Offers staff training to special education teachers who work with children with autism or other developmental delays. •School Consultations - the Autism Center of Tupelo's staff works within the school system to provide staff training, implement behavior-improvement plans, perform functional behavior assessments and a variety of other services. •Parent Workshops - Teaches parents how to incorporate ABA and other positive techniques into their home environment.

Services offered through the Autism Center of Tupelo are provided at low-costs to families on sliding-scale basis. For more information about the Autism Center of Tupelo and its services, call (662) 840-0974.

Autism Center of Tupelo
615 Pegram Drive
Tupelo, MS 38801

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