Autism Center of North Mississippi Provides:
- Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Parent & Family Training and Support
- School Services
- Diagnostic Testing
- Social Skills Training
- Daily Living Skills Training
- Pre-Vocational Skills Training
- Professional Development Training
Description of Services
The ACNM provides an array of services as we strive to meet our mission through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the application of the principles of the science of Behavior Analysis for skill development and to produce meaningful changes in behavior that foster increases in independent functioning across all settings. This therapy is data-driven and based on evidence-based practices. This therapy is usually intensive in terms of number of hours per week (i.e., 8 to 20 hours per week at ACNM). This number of hours of service per week is determined by individual client needs after a comprehensive skills-based assessment.
Individual Therapy: Individual therapy addresses needs of clients who require assistance in some area of social communication, socialization, behavioral issues, or emotional issues to a lesser intensity those requiring ABA-services. Those receiving ABA-services may transition to an individual therapy intervention as his/her progress dictates.
Group Therapy: Group therapy addresses the needs of client who require assistance in some area of social communication, socialization, behavioral issues and who would benefit from the learning and applying skills in these areas in a peer-based therapeutic environment.
Parent Training: Training sessions for parents in the methods used in ABA sessions, Individual Therapy sessions, or Group Therapy sessions to help facilitate carry-over of these interventions to the home and other environments. This programming is open to parents/caregivers with children receiving services from ACNM.
Parent Education Group: A group offered every other month to offer an educational experience on a certain topic(s) to parent/caregivers and families responsible for the care of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. This group is open to all members of the community.
Parent Support Group: A group offered every other month to offer support to parent/caregivers and families responsible for the care of a person with an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. This group is open to all members of the community.
School-based Services: Services provided in the schools range from Staff Development Training, conducting Functional Assessments (i.e., assessments to assist with the development of Behavior Support Plans), social skills training, intensive behavior intervention, ABA services, and diagnostic assessments.
Basic Living And Social Skills Training (BLAST): A new program launch in April 2019 to serve older children ages 10 – 18 offering prevocational and daily living skills training.
For more information about Diagnostic Testing, BLAST and Professional Development Training, please call us at (662) 840-0974. We look forward to hearing from you!