Trumpet Behavioral Health Launches Autism Summer Programs for Children and Adults to Boost Learning Momentum

April 26, 2012

Therapeutic and Recreational Autism Summer Programs Maximize Summer Learning Opportunities for Phoenix-area Children with Autism and Their Families

Phoenix, Ariz., April 25, 2012 – To help children in the Phoenix area with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and related disorders continue to build social, communication and academic skills during summer break, Trumpet Behavioral Health, a leading provider of behavioral treatment services for children and adults with ASDs and other developmental delays, has launched five interactive Arizona autism summer programs for children and parents. Designed to engage children and their families in fun and developmentally appropriate activities, the summer programs kick off June 4, 2012, at Trumpet’s Phoenix Autism Center.

“One in 88 children in the U.S. has been identified as having an ASD; in Arizona, that amounts to about 18,785 children,” said Paige Raetz, PhD, BCBA-D, director of clinical operations for Trumpet Behavioral Health’s Phoenix Autism Center. “Our summer programs provide ongoing support and a safe environment in which this growing number of children can continue to build skills and minimize summer break learning setbacks. We’ve also developed special programming for parents who otherwise are placed on a waitlist for similar services.”

For more information about the summer programs or to register, please visit our Phoenix Autism Center page. You also call 602-535-8341 or email

Autism Summer Camps

Children and teens can learn and have fun at the same time during these exciting day camp programs. Activities are designed to coordinate with campers’ developmental needs. In a therapeutic and recreational environment, children will participate in field trips, learn daily living skills, develop communication skills, and participate in academics, sports groups/games, arts/crafts and much more. Each week has a different theme to keep programs fresh and participants excited.

Siblings are also welcome to share in these activities because research has shown that programs that include integration with typical peers promote optimal success in language and learning.

Who:
Children ages 6 to 14 with autism or related behavioral disorders and their siblings. Children will be grouped according to age.

Staff to Participant Ratio:
One to three

When:
Monday through Friday, June 4 through August 3
9am to 3pm
(there will be a 4th of July holiday break)

Costs:
$499/week or $3,000 for the entire seven weeks (a nearly 15 percent discount).
Siblings will receive a 10 percent discount off the weekly tuition


Summer Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Children with Autism

This autism summer program is designed for children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral problems. This program is intended to reduce or eliminate challenging behaviors that affect a child’s potential for success at home and school.

This intensive therapy program will start with a functional behavior assessment to identify the purposes of specific behavior and to help the team select interventions to directly address their problem behaviors. Our clinical team will implement a behavior plan with the child and collect data to measure progress over time. During the last week of the program, parents and caregivers will be invited to get training on behavior plan implementation and data collection.

Who:
Children ages 6 to 16 with autism or related behavioral disorders.

Staff to Participant Ratio:
One to one

When:
Monday through Friday, June 4 through August 3
3pm to 5 pm
(there will be a 4th of July holiday break).

Costs:
Approximately $700 for the initial assessment and consultation, $60/hour of therapy thereafter, total number hours of weekly therapy will be determined by the initial consultation.

Insurance:
Trumpet Behavioral Health accepts most insurance plans for these services.


Early Intervention Autism Therapy

Research has shown that early intensive intervention can lead to greater gains when treating children with autism. Our early intervention program consists of individualized programming that focuses on communication, socialization, skill acquisition and behavior management. Center-based programming consists of intensive individualized behavioral teaching and a portion of the program includes integration into a local preschool on-campus.

Who:
Children ages 18 months to 5 years with autism or related behavioral disorders.

Staff to Participant Ratio:
One to one

When:
Continuous enrollment for a 12-month program with two options:

  • Full day Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3pm
  • Half day either 8:30am to 11:30am or noon to 3pm

Costs:
Please call for details.

Insurance:
Trumpet Behavioral Health accepts most insurance plans for these services.


Navigator Program: Guidance and Training for Parents of Children Newly Diagnosed with Autism

Developed for parents of children who have been newly diagnosed with autism, the Navigator Program will help parents learn to navigate the challenges of caring for a child with autism. Parents will learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the leading evidence-based treatment for ASDs. They will gain insight into how to maximize health insurance benefits to gain coverage for ABA, learn strategies to manage their child’s challenging behaviors, find new ways to maximize their child’s motivation and discover effective strategies for teaching their child new skills in his or her natural environment using play and everyday experiences.

Parents of children with autism will additionally learn practical and effective strategies to increase food variety for picky eaters, promote independent sleep habits and help their child manage basic life skills such as hand washing, brushing teeth, getting dressed, playing independently and working with visual schedules to reinforce daily routines.

Who:
Parents of children newly diagnosed with autism.

When:
Seven-week program, sessions held once a week on Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25.

Costs:
$475/family. Includes materials and training by Board Certified Behavior Analysts.


Toilet Training Clinic: An Intensive Parent-Child Approach

In this intensive clinic, parents will learn vital strategies and skills to effectively work on potty training for children with autism. The three-day clinic includes:

  • Day One: A day for parent training, procedures and skills-building to help make parents more effective in working with their child.
  • Day Two: Devoted to intensive training with the child, a family member and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and skills trainers.
  • Day Three: During a follow-up session two weeks after the intensive training, Trumpet will meet with the family to check progress, trouble shoot and provide additional guidance.

Who:
Families of children with autism who are toilet training.

When:
Sessions available by appointment in June and July.

Costs:
$300/family includes materials and training by Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Skills Trainer.

 

Note: Trumpet Behavioral Health accepts most insurance plans. To inquire about reimbursement policies and scholarship opportunities, please call 602-535-8341.

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