The Rochester Center for Autism’s in-home therapy program is an extension of our center-based program; therapists provide one-on-one therapy utilizing methods of ABA to teach new skills to your child in their home setting. In-home therapy allows for the opportunity to generalize learned skills beyond classroom settings and into your home environment. The program is designed to build on skills that are unique to the home setting, as well as a variety of parent –requested skills. The Center works with each family to design a program to meet the child’s needs, as well as the needs of the family. Additionally, we regularly offer Family Skills Training as part of our in-home program. This is an opportunity to teach parents and other caregivers how to interact and work with their child in the most beneficial manner. It also allows parents and caregivers to be able to work on program goals outside of scheduled therapy sessions.
One of the expectations for the in-home program is that the parent or caregiver must be present on the therapy site for the entire therapy session. This includes a parent/guardian, PCA, family member, babysitter or other pre-approved caregiver who are 16 years of age or older. The adult must be available in the event of an illness, emergency or behavioral assistance is needed.
Each family has the option to choose to participate in an in-home, center-based or combination therapy program. This is something that will be discussed upon your child’s enrollment in the program with the Intake Coordinator or In-home Coordinator.
Currently, in-home therapy is only available for families who live within a 30 mile radius of the Rochester Center for Autism.