What We Provide
Autism Assessments for Incoming ABA Clients
The comprehensive behavioral assessment involves an extensive interview with the child’s primary caregivers, a record review, and an interview with the child to assess the child’s development, as well as connecting with other therapists and physicians to develop a comprehensive care plan that is customized for the individual’s unique needs.
After the assessment is completed, a comprehensive treatment recommendation is presented that utilizes the individual’s strengths and interests to help close the remaining gaps.
Social Skills Program
Children with social delays and challenges develop their skills through guided social interactions and play. Groups are organized based on skill level and chronological age.
Teach skills which help with independent living e.g. preparation of food, laundry, personal hygiene, other household chores, safety, shopping, etc.
We provide school support which minimizes disciplinary issues, improves learning and helps build relationships with peers.
We help parents understand that they are not alone and that there is hope. Parents are empowered through training and support so they can learn to manage their child’s challenging behaviors in multiple environments, including home.
School Based ABA
HAC makes it a priority to collaborate with each child’s school and educational team, including caregivers. This includes participating in IEP planning/reviews and other team meetings. As your child begins to make the transition back into the school environment, HAC staff are available to provide support and help make that transition as smooth as possible.
Community Based ABA
Community support is available to help clients improve their ability to navigate various social and community settings in safe and socially appropriate ways. HAC has partnered with local businesses to ensure a safe environment to practice new skills. Many clients practice by going to stores, movies, parks, restaurants and local events.
Latest News & Resources
Medicaid Funding Changes Will Impact ASD Providers
WTWO Channel 2 recently featured a meeting at Harsha Autism Center in Terre Haute with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Senator Jon Ford, other state leaders, and Mel Kirchner, the Director of Harsha Autism Center. Lieutenant Governor Crouch...
Treatment for Autism Difficult to Find
Many families in the United States face challenges finding appropriate treatment for a child with ASD. Recently a news station in Indiana featured a parent struggling to find Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for her son and an interview with Hannah...
Brain Differences in Girls and Boys with Autism
While four times as many boys are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than girls, the reason for this disparity is not well understood. Girls tend to be diagnosed much later than boys are and show different symptoms. For example, girls with ASD are less...
Autism and Epilepsy
One of the medical conditions that can develop in individuals with ASD is epilepsy, a neurological disease characterized by recurrent seizures. There is a strong association between epilepsy and autism; while epilepsy affects an estimated one percent of the general...
Is Watching TV Good for Kids with ASD?
While some studies suggest that too much screen time can negatively impact the development of young children’s language and social skills, watching television can offer valuable tools and lessons and be very beneficial for kids with ASD. For example, videos that teach...
Can Some Children Outgrow Autism?
Is it possible for a child diagnosed with autism to ‘outgrow’ it when they get older? A 2013 study of 112 children published by the National Institutes of Health suggested that 34 individuals diagnosed with ASD went on to function as well as neurotypical...
Questions about insurance ?
We support our clients with a dedicated insurance team member within our company — that has years of experience in managed care contracting, coding, authorizations and billing issues. We are your advocate and partner in maximizing the potential benefits of your insurance coverage.