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Autism Treatment & Support

Autism Day Treatment

An integrated approach to treatment for each individual child,

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Autism Day Treatment staff utilize relationship-, play-, and development-based treatment modalities such as Greenspan Floortime/DIR (Development – Individual Differences – Relationship) and SCERTS (Social Communication – Emotional Regulation – Transactional Supports).

St. David’s Center Preschool Autism Day Treatment is offered during morning and afternoon sessions in Minnetonka and a culturally responsive program primarily serving East African children in Minneapolis at The Harman Center.

The School-Age Autism Day Treatment is offered in afternoon sessions to clients who range in age and developmental level from ages six to eleven, and can be seen into young adulthood in outpatient services. Clients receive group services based on their developmental level.

Our experienced staff work with families to develop individualized treatment plans and interventions for each child. We take an integrated approach to treating the challenges associated with autism spectrum disorder, including difficulties with:

  • Social interaction
  • Communication
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-regulation

Children benefit from the collaboration of mental health professionals and practitioners, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. The therapeutic environment is comprised of an interconnected, state-of-the-art day treatment classroom and occupational therapy gym, specifically designed around the
sensitivities of children with ASD.

 

Our ADT program leverages an interdisciplinary team of child therapists including:

Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists and licensed professional counselors, mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, and speech/language therapists

About Our Therapists

As a collaborative team, our Autism Day Treatment staff bring a high level of experience and expertise to their treatment including:

Licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers trained in psychological testing of autism spectrum disorders and individual and group therapy.

Occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists with training/experience in autism spectrum disorders, feeding therapy, and therapeutic listening.

Dedication to providing education and support for families.

Autism Day Treatment Information Session

To learn more about the ADT program, you are invited to attend an information session (currently offered virtually) presented by ADT program staff where we discuss:

  • The ADT philosophy and treatment approaches
  • The multi-disciplinary team
  • The intake process
  • Family support services and funding

You will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about your child and receive information about our treatment spaces. This information session is highly recommended for all families on the ADT waitlist or those considering the program. Please note: information sessions are for parents only; no childcare is provided.

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Autism Day Treatment Family Support Groups

We recognize that your entire family is affected by autism. We value communication and collaboration with parents and caregivers of every child in the program. We also offer support groups and workshops. Find out more about the ongoing Family Support Groups for current and past Autism Day Treatment families.

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Inclusion and Support

We support your child in improving functioning both inside and outside of the classroom. We provide the opportunity for your child to transition to a supportive and inclusive preschool classroom in the same building.

Payment/Funding

Many major insurances, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay. Medical Assistance clients may qualify for our autism support services.

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Talk to one of our navigators to learn more today.

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