Bringing the most modern methods of ABA into your home
Crystal Academy’s Home Therapy services are designed to help children achieve their greatest potential, but also to help each family create a home environment that not only optimizes the child’s progress, but also establishes an environment that nurtures everyone in this complex and often daunting journey. Our team of professionals leverage the knowledge gained in our full-service therapy center, established in our community over a decade ago, which utilizes a variety of evidence based and ancillary services combined in a holistic program. All therapy protocols are personalized to each child, and each family, focused on their specific needs to optimize measurable results.
All Crystal Academy Home Therapists must complete a regiment of closely supervised therapy sessions at our center before they are allowed to go into our client’s homes. Home services are closely monitored or reviewed for quality by our BCBA case managers, and updated as needed for efficacy.
Central to our approach is the belief that the brain can be re-wired and impaired cognitive function enhanced or even fully replaced. New neural pathways can be developed through intensive intervention during the early years. Crystal Academy’s Home Therapy is intensive ABA Behavior Therapy based on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP). Also integral to our approach is the knowledge that no matter what skills emerge in therapy, they are only truly valuable if generalized into the child’s daily life. This is best accomplished in a home where parents and other family members are trained in methods of communication and other interaction that support and enhance the skills being developed. Crystal Academy’s Home Therapists are trained to work with families to accomplish these important goals, but also to help establish the most peaceful and productive home environment possible for the whole family.
A comprehensive evaluation of your child’s skills and developmental challenges is conducted by our staff in order to design your child’s personalized program. A program designed to provide behavior milestones and language acquisition and promote appropriate cognitive and social development, communication and language, independence, and life skills. A detailed assessment of each child’s progress is provided to parents every six months. Objective measure of skills is performed every day.
Crystal Academy we believe learning should be fun and rich relationship between the child, family, and their therapist.
ASD Vacations LLC
Autism-friendly Family Vacations. We consult with each family in order to help overcome their own, unique, problems in arranging a family vacation. We work with them in order to arrange appropriate support and special arrangements that may be needed.
Autism After 16
This website arose out of the desire to help adults with ASD and their families make sense of the morass of information and misinformation out there. Autism After 16 is dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis. Anyone can Google “autism + adults” and discover a vast array of programs, documents, and products. Our intention here is to try to help adults with ASD and their families make sense of what’s out there.
Autism and Boyscouts
This site was created to give information to parents of autistic children considering if Scouting is right for their child and for Scout Leaders and Volunteers (Scouters) who have autistic children in their unit.
Come check out a list of events in your area related to autism awareness and the autism community. Posting your own local events to the calendar is free!
Comforting Anxious Children
It’s different from other websites because of its holistic approach, sharing information and resources to help children find peace for mind, body and spirit. It’s an extensive list of products in each category, mind, body and spirit, which will help comfort an anxious child.
Dads 4 Special Kids
Dads 4 Special Kids is an organization dedicated to helping men who have a child with special needs in their lives. We provide invaluable information, encouragement and support to men who are striving to improve, enrich and heal their own lives, and who are determined to provide their best to a child with special needs.
This tool will help you find the health insurance best suited to your needs, whether it’s private insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, or public programs that may work for you. It was created to help consumers under the health insurance reform law, the Affordable Care Act.
LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.
Living Well with Autism
Living Well With Autism is an online resource that provides parents and caregivers with ideas, and free or inexpensive resources for living well with autism. Here, you will find social stories, visual helpers, tips, and recommended resources.
Social Security Disability Resource Center
The Social Security disability resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as medicare.
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Crystal Academy does not provide medical or legal advice or services outside of its specialties in Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Music Therapy. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal, or educational professionals. Crystal Academy has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.