A letter from our team to your family
Welcome to Appleseeds! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our programs. Our mission is to provide a fun, creative, and supportive learning environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. We are proud to have earned a two year accreditation as a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. Our team has been serving the Autism community in Georgia since 2013. Appleseeds has always been committed to meeting the needs of the Autism community in Georgia. We are proud to have built an award winning organization with a nationally accredited program right here in our home state.
We know the path to finding autism therapy providers can be overwhelming and families have many options to choose from. A recent study conducted by Northwestern University, School of Business, “found that parents of children with autism and related disorders utilize on average six service providers for their child [before finding one that is effective].” Our ultimate vision is to see all children with Autism in Georgia access high quality treatment leading to optimal outcomes, even if it is not at Appleseeds! Our team is here to help families navigate the many challenges they may face finding a provider. We are here to help.
Early Intervention Clinic
Research suggests that children should receive 25-40 hours of intensive early intervention per week. While this may seem like an extraordinary amount of time for a child, this intensity of intervention has been shown to be the most effective in addressing the needs of children.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis, also known as ABA, utilizes the principles of behavior to create meaningful change in the lives of the client's we serve. Behavior reduction is a piece of that, but increasing functional skills is the foundation of the child's treatment.
Speech Language Pathologists play an important role in autism intervention. SLPs can help the person with autism build communication and social skills in various settings like home, school, and work. SLPs can help determine the most effective means of communication whether that is through vocal speech or the use of assistive technology.
Caregiver training is an essential and required piece of a client's treatment program. It ensures the caregiver's have the skills to help the child carryover what they learn in the structured environment of the clinical setting to other settings and with other people. This is vital for maintenance of skills.