The Children's Center provides an Autism Program and Behavioral Support Program at locations in Augusta, Gardiner, and Skowhegan. The organization will also be providing these programs at our location in Farmington coming soon!
The program provides specialized services to young children ages three- through five-years-old diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in a specialized setting overseen by a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Based on principals of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), the one-on-one direct care staff use discrete trials and data collection to inform treatment and create programs. The goal is to increase independence in behavioral, social, and functional living skills in order for these children to become successful in an inclusive early education classroom and/or public school setting.
Behavioral Support Program
The program serves children ages three- through five-years-old with a mental health diagnosis in a highly structured setting with a high child to staff ratio and overseen by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The various classrooms focus on specific skills related to emotional regulation, behavioral management, and/or interpersonal skills in order to provide children with the opportunity to increase independence and ultimately transition to an inclusive early education classroom and/or public school setting.
Referral Process and Funding Options:
Referrals may be directed to the Intake Coordinator at the Children's Center, at 626-3497.