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    Programs that offer any of a variety of therapeutic interventions, which may be used singly or in combination, to address the range of social, language, sensory and behavioral difficulties experienced by children and adults with autism and related disorders. Because of the spectrum nature of autism and the many behavior combinations that can occur, treatment approaches must be tailored to meet the individual needs of each person. Included are behavioral and communication development approaches such as Applied Behavioral Analysis, TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems), Floor Time, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Social Stories and sensory integration; biomedical and dietary treatments including psychiatric medications, vitamins and minerals (such as Vitamin B6, magnesium and essential fatty acids), treatment using the hormone secretin and special diets; and various complementary therapies such as music, art or equestrian therapy which may be used on an individual basis or integrated into an educational program.

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    Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy - JumpStart Autism CenterProvides ABA therapy with the goal of applying interventions based on previous data collection to improve behaviors in the following areas: - Communication - Social Skills - Play Skills - Adaptive Living Skills - Motor Skills - Sensory Processing Difficulties - Toileting - And more Douglas CountyJumpStart Autism CenterJumpStart Autism Center
    Behavioral Services - Personal Assistance Services of Colorado (PASCO)Identifies an individual's needs and tailor a success plan using an evidence-based, data-driven approach. Services cover skill areas such as: - Vocational skills - Coping and tolerance skills - Adaptive and self-help skills - Language and communication - Attending and social referencing - Cognitive functioning - Pre-academic skills - Motor skills - Safety skills - Play and leisure skills - Community integration - Social skills - Reduction of interfering, challenging, or inappropriate behaviorsJefferson CountyPersonal Assistance Services of Colorado (PASCO)Personal Assistance Services of Colorado (PASCO)

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