Caregivers & Families

Helping families and caregivers with problem-solving and advocacy

Do you have particular struggles with your child at home despite taking them to various therapies and school programs? You may benefit from more direct opportunities to observe best practices in action with your child or with others. Having the opportunity practice and/or participate in needs-intensive small group learning communities may boost your confidence and effectiveness while working with your child. The interdisciplinary team of psychologists and educators at HANDS in Autism® can help.

We provide help for many scenarios

  • Do you have a 2-6 year old who is experiencing learning and/or behavioral challenges in their daycare, preschool, and/or home environment that are impeding their ability to learn to their fullest potential?
  • Do you have a transition age/adult child who is having learning and/or behavioral challenges in their school, pre-vocational college, and/or employment settings that are limiting their learning success?
  • Can you identify specific academic/vocational, self-help, and/or behavioral goals that once addressed may lead to increased outcomes for your child?
  • Would you benefit from seeing demonstrations of best practice strategies utilized with your child within a classroom/work environment to assist your vision, understanding, advocacy, and practice of evidence-based strategies necessary to effectively lead to increased learning and performance?
  • Would you and your child benefit from learning within a group setting and practicing strategies learned at home?

Work with us

We have experience in assessment and intervention with autism spectrum and other behavioral, social, and communication challenges. Our implementation strategy and process allows us work with small teams or system-wide to work towards efficient and effective improvements in both caregiver and individual skills and outcomes. We offer online and on-site consultation services as well as special workshops, trainings, parent-child programs, and other events.

Areas we focus on with families and caregivers

  • Characteristic learning styles
  • Visual and physical structure
  • Educational, behavioral, and functional assessments
  • Promoting and skills-teaching methods
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Maintenance and generalization
  • Considerations for successful partnership and collaborations

You listened to me when everyone else had given up on us. You helped point in the right direction so many times!

A parent participant in HANDS