Consultation & Services for Families Living with Autism

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We Serve

  • Children and youth with autism and related disorders.
  • Families, caregivers and educators who work with students with autism.
  • Public schools and community agencies serving students with autism.

 

Service Availability

Services are available year-round in homes, schools and agencies in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

 

Our Approach

Birchtree’s autism experts work in partnership with students, families, schools and agencies to develop comprehensive, individualized educational and therapeutic programs. We are committed to full inclusion whenever and wherever possible.

 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Expertise in Action

All Birchtree programs are data-driven and based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.  Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) train and supervise all instructors. For more information about Birchtree’s staff, click here.

 

In-Home Services

Birchtree’s staff can provide instructional help in many areas, including:

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  • Hygiene
  • Self-help skills
  • Leisure routines
  • Communication
  • Social interaction
  • Community access
  • Academics

Birchtree’s autism experts also offer training to family members and caregivers and help students learn to apply their skills at home and in the community.

 

Autism Workshops

Birchtree’s autism experts offer educational programs open to the public. Parents, caregivers, teachers, para-educators, and service providers learn practical strategies for working with students with autism and related disorders.  To learn about upcoming workshops, click here.

 

School/Agency Consultation Services

Some students may also benefit from additional support at school. Birchtree’s autism experts can provide consultation and training with a student’s educational team; behavioral, educational and individualized program assessments; and the development of interventions and strategies that can be used to strengthen a student’s progress in a public school setting.
Birchtree’s staff can also provide staff training and supervision; offer in-service workshops; design individualized data-collection systems; and conduct ongoing observations and data analysis to provide recommendations for program modifications.

 

Individualized Program Evaluations

Birchtree’s autism experts can provide many forms of assessments and evaluations, including an Individualized Program Evaluation. This evaluation assesses an individual student’s educational, behavioral and instructional needs and provides recommendations to facilitate skill development and performance across environments.

A Behavior Analyst observes the student and his/her current programming, reviews student records, and interviews staff and family members. A written report summarizes a student’s observed behaviors and skills, identifies his/her current level of needs, and makes recommendations for educational and behavioral programming and for the future direction of the student’s program and Individualized Education Program (IEP).

 

Rates & Funding

Services are available for an hourly fee plus travel costs (to and from Newington, New Hampshire). Rates vary depending on the type of service offered.

In many cases, services are paid for by a student’s school district (for school-based services), developmental agency (for students under 3 years), or health insurance (for some in-home services).

Please note that our nonprofit organization has a limited capacity to provide insurance-funded services. At present, our insurance-funded caseload is at capacity; we are unable to accept any new clients for insurance-funded services. If this situation changes, we will update this web page.

To learn more about rates and available services, contact us.

 

For More Information

To download our consultation and services brochure, click here. To learn more about available services, contact us.

 

New Hampshire Charitable FoundationThis program’s development was funded in part by grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation‘s Greater Portsmouth Rehabilitation Center Fund, John and Lelia Lamson Fund, and Piscataqua Region Community Fund; The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism; The Fuller Foundation; and The George A. Ramlose Foundation.

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