We know we can't see every child who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at our center. That’s why we've created outreach programs that train teachers, school leadership, doctors and families on how to care for kids with autism in their own communities.
Infant Toddler Community Outreach
The Marcus Autism Center Infant Toddler Community Outreach Program helps communities and providers better screen for and detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides supports and services to infants and toddlers who are at risk for autism. Early detection and intervention are crucial and can change the course of a child’s life. By empowering staff working directly in homes, day cares, schools, medical offices, and any other early childhood settings, we will give all children the chance they need to maximize their potential.
Our community-viable coaching and training model for providers bridges the gap between science and community practice. We work to empower early childhood and Part C providers with the knowledge and skills needed to coach caregivers on supports and strategies to enhance their child’s early communication skills and social development.
Contact Jennifer Stapel-Wax, PsyD, Director of the Infant Toddler Community Outreach Program, for more information.