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Our Mission - To assess and assist Americans affected with autism by actively administering Applied Behavior Analysis therapy.

Our
Locations

Autism of America provides ABA services in the following areas of Michigan:

CENTER-BASED SERVICES

Montcalm County

Center #1: 100 E Main St. Suite A; Stanton MI

Center #2: 100 E Main St. Suite D; Stanton MI

Center #3: 5785 S. Greenville Road; Greenville MI

Saginaw County

Center #1: 1556 Liberty Road; Saginaw MI

Grand Rapids County

424 Plymouth Ave; Grand Rapids MI

HOME-BASED SERVICES

  • Alcona County, MI

  • Alpena County, MI

  • Barry County, MI

  • Branch County, MI

  • Clare County, MI

  • Gladwin County, MI

  • Isabella County, MI

  • Kent County, MI

  • Mecosta County, MI

  • Midland County, MI

  • Montcalm County, MI

  • Montmorency County, MI

  • Osceola County, MI

  • Presque Isle County, MI

  • Saginaw County, MI

  • Shiawassee County, MI

  • St. Joseph County, MI

  • Tuscola County, MI

Autism of America provides ABA services in the following settings:

  • Home-based services

  • Center-based services

  • Community-based services

About Autism

 

FAQs:

What is autism?

Autism is a condition under autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and is often used as a shortened term for ASD.  Autism is a life-long neurological disability that is characterized by significant social-communication and behavioral deficits. The severity of this disorder can vary greatly from one individual to another. The term "spectrum" refers to this range of social-communication and behavioral deficits.

 

What are the signs?

Each individual with autism has a unique set of characteristics but most will have difficulty socializing with others, communicating verbally or non-verbally, and behaving appropriately in a variety of settings. Left untreated, an individual with autism may not develop effective and/or appropriate social skills. If a child or adult is not making friends, sustaining a conversation, able to play in an imaginative way, inflexible with routines and/or overly preoccupied with certain objects, it is important to learn the cause of these behaviors and obtain supports and services to help.

Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder:

  • 1 in 59 children in the United States have autism.

  • Boys are about 4 times more times likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.

  • Autism occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

  • Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. 

  • 63% of parents reported their child with autism had been bullied.

  • At least 25% of individuals with autism are non-verbal.

  • Autism is a lifelong disability.

How to Identify Autism

 

Impaired Social Communication:

Child does not:

  • Respond to his/her name or appears deaf

  • Share interests

  • Make eye contact

  • Have warm/joyful expression

  • Search for objects that are hidden

  • Point at something of interest

  • Interacts with peers and/or family member

 

Impaired Communication Skills:

Child does not:

  • Babble or coo by 12 months

  • Use gestures or any words by 12 months

  • Use single words by 16 months

  • Use 2-word phrases by 24 months

  • Use typical speech (normal rhythm, pitch, volume)

 

Repetitive or Restricted Behaviors:

  • Focused on objects or parts of objects, such as spinning wheels of a car, fan spinning, pushing buttons

  • Repetitive body movements, such as hand flapping, spinning, toe walking, rocking, teeth grinding, slapping self

  • Resists change in routine

 

Other Behaviors or Concerns:

  • Over or under sensitive to lights, smells, touch, noise, tastes

  • Extreme meltdowns or tantrums

  • Sleeping difficulties

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