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Autism Resources

Our sole passion here at ABLE Kids is to provide your child or loved one the skills he/she needs to live a full and meaningful life. We have collected additional local resources for your family, including local autism testing centers, mentoring & development opportunities, sensory friendly programs and activities, and options for assistance in paying for ABA Therapy services near you.

We provide local resources for areas in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, including large metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sensory Friendly Activities

There are a large number of businesses throughout the cities that we service that offer tremendous sensory friendly activities. These places allow children to have fun without over-stimulating them.

  • Chuck E. Cheese
    • Chuck E. Cheese provides support to families who have children with autism and special needs through their Sensory Sensitive Sunday program. On the first Sunday of every month, they open two hours early, and present an experience that is less crowding, noisy, and bright.
  • Regal Cinemas
    • Regal gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down with their My Way Matinee program. Children are encouraged to express themselves throughout the showing. All screenings will begin at 10:30 AM on the second and fourth Saturday of the month for a special discounted price.
  • Georgia Aquarium
    • The Georgia Aquarium is the first aquarium to be designated a Certified Autism Center. Essentially, this new certification means that any visitors on the autism spectrum or with other sensory disorders can enjoy the best possible visit that caters to their needs. The Georgia Aquarium offers expedited entrances, sensory bags, and designated quiet zones.
  • SEA LIFE Charlotte/Concord
    • SEA LIFE Charlotte/Concord offers Sensory Friendly Sundays, offered on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 10 AM – 11 AM. During this time, the aquarium is adjusted to best reduce sensory triggers throughout each exhibit of the aquarium. There is also a safe place or comfort room, which can be utilized at any time.

Empower Your Children

At ABLE Kids, we believe that early intervention is most impactful when it comes to Autism. We pride ourselves on creating a positive, encouraging space to learn and work together, allowing the children to comfortably build the skills needed to thrive in any environment.

If you have questions or concerns, send us a message and an ABLE Kids team member will get back with you as soon as possible! We look forward to hearing from you!

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autism resources

Is Your Child Different?

At ABLE Kids, we believe that early intervention is the most impactful when it comes to Autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disease typically diagnosed during childhood. ASD may change the way your child interacts and communicates. With an early diagnosis and early interventions, symptoms may lessen over time. If you are suspecting that your child may be different, we encourage you to seek testing.

Signs of Autism

You may be able to see some signs of autism in young children. Some signs include:

  • Avoiding or having inability to keep eye contact
  • Does not show emotional facial expressions by 9 months of age
  • Not reciprocating when someone smiles at them
  • Does not notice when others are hurt or upset by 24 months of age
  • Lack of recognition when their name is called

While these symptoms do not guarantee that your child has autism, these are common signs that lead to a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

How to Get Testing

To begin the process of getting your child tested for ASD, you could start with your general practitioner, who may refer you to a specialist in your area. In addition, ABLE Kids has collected additional local autism resources for your family, including local autism testing centers, mentoring & development opportunities, sensory friendly programs and activities, and options for assistance in paying for ABA Therapy services near you.

Unlock Your Child’s Potential with ABLE Kids

Autism is a lifelong diagnosis. At ABLE Kids, we work to empower children who receive this diagnosis and help set them up through every stage of life. Each child is different, and their needs are unique to them. We take into account each individual’s strengths to work with and build upon.

If you have questions or concerns, send us a message and an ABLE Kids team member will get back with you as soon as possible! We look forward to hearing from you!

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i think my child is different

What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disease typically diagnosed during childhood. ASD may change the way your child interacts and communicates. With an early diagnosis and early interventions, symptoms may lessen over time.

ABLE Kids provides the most effective, evidence-based therapy services for children with autism throughout Georgia and the Carolinas. We believe early intervention is most impactful when it comes to Autism. By providing a routine schedule with collaborative therapy, our therapists help ease the transition into elementary school and promote overall independence.

What to do When Your Child is Diagnosed with ASD

The number of resources that are available to parents of children recently diagnosed with ASD can be overwhelming and may take a tremendous amount of time to sort through. Finding the right guide for you and your family during the time can be taxing. ABLE Kids can help.

Our sole passion here at ABLE Kids is to provide your child or loved one the skills he/she needs to live a full and meaningful life. We have collected additional local autism resources for your family, including local autism testing centers, mentoring & development opportunities, sensory friendly programs and activities, and options for assistance in paying for ABA Therapy services near you. We have resources available throughout the southeast, including:

Unlock Potential with ABLE Kids

At ABLE Kids, we pride ourselves on creating a positive, encouraging space to learn and work together, allowing the children to comfortably build the skills needed to thrive in any environment.

If you have questions or concerns, send us a message. Apart from providing services, we want to be a guide for you and your family along this journey.

 

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and human behavior. At ABLE Kids, a primary focus in our program is addressing the symptomology of Autism Spectrum Disorder; social, communication, and behavior skill domains. Services emphasize teaching the child to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that affect learning or harmful to the individual.

How Does ABA Therapy Work?

ABA Therapy programs are not “one size fits all.” It is a flexible treatment that can involve many techniques for understanding and changing behavior.

At ABLE Kids, children between infancy and the age of 6 are provided with an intensive, comprehensive ABA model that utilizes individualized instructional programing and naturalistic teaching within daily routines to establish, maintain, and increase a child’s active engagement with people and their surroundings.

Early intervention includes 1:1 teaching and training by highly motivated and trained staff to assist children who would benefit from an individualized, structured learning program.

Other Therapy Services at ABLE Kids

Onsite Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services are also available to children enrolled in the ABA services at ABLE Kids.

  • Occupational Therapy
    • Our team works to promote mobile independence for your child. “Occupation” refers to the normal, daily activities many of us take for granted, such as eating, getting dressed, enjoying time with friends, or working on homework.
  • Speech Therapy
    • Our team helps your child earn effective communication. Our speech therapy services are available to children throughout the CSRA to help them build strong communication skills.

Unlock Potential with ABLE Kids

At ABLE Kids, we believe that early intervention is most impactful when it comes to Autism. By providing a routine schedule with collaborative therapy, our therapists help ease the transition into elementary school and promote overall independence.

If you have questions or concerns, send us a message. Apart from providing services, we want to be a guide for you and your family along this journey.

Enrollment: 

What is ABA Therapy?

ABA therapy is just one of the services that we provide at ABLE Kids. Find out more about ABA Therapy in our blog here.

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