(PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Working With Autism Inc. announces a new service area after experiencing tremendous growth this year with new service area launches beyond central Los Angeles and extending as far as Santa Clarita Valley. The latest servicing location includes one of the most deserving of treatments for autistic children, teens and their families. The WWA Antelope Valley team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts will begin taking clients in the area as well as in Lancaster and Palmdale. These WWA staff members are local to the community and understand the sheer importance of their services in a deprived region.
Advancing into the territory will mean Antelope Valley families will have direct access to highly successful programs including the WWA PEERS program headed by Case Supervisor Jamie Dewitt.
“As a professional working with children on the autism spectrum since 2003, I have always been astounded by the impact that social deficits and poor friendship quality has on youths with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD),” said Dewitt.
The PEERS program addresses the need for more specialized social learning skills programs for autistic teens in their schools and communities. WWA’s PEERS group training teaches autistic children and adolescents about social cues, communication and how to best cope with rejection. Working With Autism dedicates an entire suite of training for teens in its Adolescent Unit which targets the unique needs of kids from ages 12 to 17. The director of this unit is a BCBA professional with nearly a decade of experience working with the adolescent community. Securing funding for WWA’s services is also conveniently made possible through the North Los Angeles Regional Center and select insurance providers.
More information can be found at Working With Autism's website:http://www.workingwithautism.com/services/adolescents/
About Working With Autism
Formed in 1997, Working With Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders is a leading organization specializing in the treatment of autism. Their treatment approach emphasizes behavior modification, teaching new skills and appropriate behaviors through applied behavior analysis (ABA) and discrete trial training (DTT). The agency develops individualized programs to capitalize on each child’s unique strengths in order to improve their adaptive functioning, specifically addressing the core deficits of autism (behaviors, social functioning and communication). The agency's goal is to provide each child with the resources necessary to successfully achieve functional daily living skills, appropriate peer relationships, and placement in an appropriate school environment.