Early Intervention Family Support Services
The Marcus Autism Center Early Intervention program is expanding its services to better address the needs of children and families from across Atlanta. We are now offering:
We also are expanding our assessment clinic. Call 404-785-9454 for more information about the Early Intervention program new services.
Parent Training Group
Parent training group provides parents with detailed information about autism and related disorders; assists parents in developing coping techniques for working with their children; and enables parents to develop strategies to increase desirable behaviors, while meeting the needs of their home. The group also gives parents a chance to get to know each other and form a system to support one another.
The parent training program is designed to help parents develop skills in multiple areas:
- Level 1: Increases the entire family’s coping skills.
- Level 2: Provides an overview of behavioral management techniques.
- Level 3: Focuses on academic and long-term planning, while developing an understanding of how laws relate to services.
Sibling Support Group
The sibling group provides opportunities for siblings of children with autism and related disorders to get to know one another and share their similar experiences.
The sibling group discusses topics relating to autism and related disorders to develop strategies that increase positive interactions between siblings. Each group meeting includes several components:
- Educational activity
- Game or art project
- Time for sharing about sibling experiences
Individual and Family Therapy
Psychologists working in the Early Intervention program are happy to meet with children and families to increase coping and behavioral management skills. Additionally, therapy is designed to address any concerns parents may have about their child or family.
The psycho-educational assessment clinic specializes in working with children with autism and related disorders, including those with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities or attention disorders.
We conduct neurodevelopmental, psychoeducational and relevant assessments. All assessments include the advanced measures, a discussion of test results and a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for intervention and resources.
Our comprehensive assessments assist families in understanding their child’s skills in an array of areas, including:
- Academic readiness/achievement skills
- Adaptive skills
- Language development
- Overall behavioral profile
- Social functioning
- Verbal and nonverbal intelligence
- Visual-spatial functioning