Friday, October 30, 2015

Website Spotlight: First Path Autism

"Why are the keys to effective and affordable autism treatment being kept from parents or care providers?" FirstPath Autism began because of this fundamental question.

About 1 in 68 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ASD reportedly occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.* Given this reach, one would think a wealth of well-vetted treatment options and resources are readily available. Currently, the high cost of therapy and endless layers of policy inhibiting access present an agonizing and formidable barrier.

At the Genesis Behavior Center in Turlock, California, founder Romina Kiryakous (aka "Romey") saw just how much Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques helped local children. The Genesis Center has treated a broad range of children with autism for the past 12 years and achieved an astounding 85%-95% improvement rate.**

Her goal for developing FirstPath Autism is to provide support and affordable access to the effective training techniques of ABA to parents, caregivers, teachers, school counselors, regional centers, funding sources, pediatricians, insurance companies, and psychologists so more children with autism can benefit.

FirstPath Autism Phone Support Service:
The FirstPath Autism support service, can be thought of as an “autism-lifeline,” providing a broad range of help from ABA professionals which includes live, unlimited phone support (9am – 5pm PST) for individualized solutions and problem solving. FirstPath Autism brings vital and easily accessible help to parents immediately following an autism diagnosis, when navigating treatment options can be daunting and confusing. The phone support can be a backbone for parents as questions arise throughout the treatment process, or when families, teachers, or therapists are challenged with highly stressful social behaviors.

FirstPath Autism Subscription Benefits for Parents/Care Providers
In addition to phone support, FirstPath Autism offers a much needed resource for long-term quality treatment at an affordable price, including:
•    Video lessons library: 49 ABA-based training videos to improve behaviors and skills
•    Affordable ABA: Videos teach ABA methods used in autism treatment schools that cost thousands per year
•    Free trial offer: Free 14-day trial and post-trial subscription cost of $49/month
•    Access anywhere: Videos are accessible via desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices
•    Efficiency: The ABA video lessons are 4-11 minutes long and when coupled with a small investment of time each day help children develop the behaviors and skills they need
•    Comprehensive blog: Ongoing autism tips/insights via FirstPath Autism blog

The videos teach therapy tactics that can be implemented alongside professional treatment, or as stand-alone options if it is the only resource available to parents. They also serve as an ideal training model for anyone who works with a child with autism.

Learn more: Facebook: @FirstPathAutism

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