- Patty Smith
Welcome to Adapt
At Adapt, our mission is simple...to collectively provide the highest quality of applied behavioral therapy to our clients! We work on this each day through a commitment to comprehensive, individualized, and ethically sound, evidence based approaches and a dedication to the growth and well being of our staff. At Adapt we strive to teach individuals concepts, not just facts; to think and learn and evolve in their own unique way. We not only work to change behaviors...we work to change lives!
We are Adapt, and we are ready to make a difference
"People do not engage in self-injury[or]aggression solely because they have developmental disabilities.
There is logic to their behaviour, and functional assessment is an attempt to understand that logic"
O’Neill, et.al (1997)
"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying"
B. F. Skinner
“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly"
Helpful links for Parents/Families
https://www.do2learn.com/ - Great free icons for use within visual schedules, token charts, and social skills lessons.
Also has some of the best safety videos for kiddos learning how to walk safely in the community!
http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/ - This site is meant to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more....and for free:)
http://www.early-childhood-education-degrees.com/30-ipad-apps-for-early-childhood-education/ - Site with some great educational IPad apps
https://www.autismspeaks.org/ - Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support
https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-resources-parents/ - This site provides families affected by autism with a list of various autism resources for parents.
https://myslumberyard.com/blog/autism-and-sleep-empowering-children-with-asd-for-better-sleep/ - how to guide to help children remain primed for sleep each evening, and includes visual aids to help children with ASD enjoy the process of creating a healthy sleep routine
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