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Outpatient Services at Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research

The​ ​Great​ ​Lakes​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​Autism​ ​Treatment​ ​and​ ​Research​ ​(GLC)​ ​offers​ ​several​ ​types​ ​of​ ​center-based services​ ​for​ ​children​ ​with​ ​autism​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families.

Your clinician will likely recommend one of the following models for service:

  1. Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI): These services will be provided through age 7 and focus on academic readiness skills, communication, beginning social skills and adaptive skills. Children are staffed 1:1 with an ABAT during these sessions. Clinical recommendations will typically be for 35 hours of therapy a week for this model. Duration of services are typically 6 months – 2 years.
    1. EIBI Availability:
      • Heersma Autism Center
      • Lawrence Autism Center
      • Three Rivers Autism Center
  1. Comprehensive Behavior Intervention: These services will be provided for children ages 7 through young adulthood.  Individuals will be staffed 1:1 with an ABAT during these sessions. Clinical recommendations will typically be 20-35 hours of therapy a week for this model.
    1. Comprehensive Behavior Intervention availability:
      • Heersma Autism Center
      • Lawrence Autism Center
      • Three Rivers Autism Center
  1. Focused Behavior Intervention: These services will be provided for children of all ages and young adults.  Individuals will be staffed 1:1 with an ABAT during these sessions.  Clinical recommendations will typically be 10-20 hours of therapy a week for this model.
    1. Focused Behavior Intervention availability:
      • Heersma Autism Center
      • Lawrence Autism Center
      • Three Rivers Autism Center
    1. Social Skills: These services will be provided for children of all ages.  Children will be staffed 1:2 with ABATs for small group sessions.  These sessions will work on teaching kids social and group skills to help with establishing/maintaining friendships, working cooperatively, and school readiness skills.  Social skills sessions will typically occur twice a week for two hours each session.  Social skills groups generally last about 8 weeks and occur 2-3 times a year varying by location.  Availability is based on children and staff availability.
      1. Social Skills availability:
        • Heersma Autism Center
        • Lawrence Autism Center
        • Three Rivers Autism Center

 

    1. Potty Training: Potty training sessions will occur either during your child’s scheduled sessions, if it is identified as a goal, or it can occur as a stand-alone service.
      1. Potty Training availability:
        • Heersma Autism Center
        • Lawrence Autism Center

 

  1. Caregiver Training: These sessions would be geared to management of challenging behavior or teaching new skills for children of any age. Caregivers would be required to participate in all of the sessions and the child may or may not be involved in sessions, depending on the targets. Clinical recommendations will likely involve individual sessions for the child first and then moving into a caregiver coaching model as the child progresses on their goals.
    1. Caregiver Training availability:
      • Heersma Autism Center
      • Lawrence Autism Center
      • Three Rivers Autism Center

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