Minnesota Autism Spectrum Services

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Autism Matters provides a full range of services to Minnesota children with various diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Applied Behavior Analysis/Verbal Behavior (ABA/VB) Program

The ABA Program is an up to 40 clinic-based hours per week that focuses on intensive early intervention for children between the ages of 2 to 10 years of age.

What is ABA:  ABA is the science of behavior that has been proven to be the best way to improve behavior in children, including, but not limited to:  problem behaviors, speech and language deficits, social skills, communication, play skills, and self-help skills.  ABA strategies can be used for all ages and populations.

Outpatient Services

In addition to the center-based ABA/VB therapy program, Autism Matters offers the following services:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Skills Groups (groups are formed as necessary and appropriate)

Autism Matters' outpatient services are generally 30-60 minute sessions that focuses on individual treatment plans for children between the ages of 2 to 17 years of age.

About Autism Matters

Intervention and treatment must address the child's core challenges of communication and social interaction to be effective.  Autism Matters addresses these areas in everything that they do.  Teaching children these skills in the most effective and efficient manner requires the expertise and collaboration between multiple disciplines and therapists.  This is due to the fact that therapists are trained in teaching procedures and strategies that are scientifically proven to be effective.  Autism Matters have licensed experts in speech, language, social-communicative development, and occupational therapy to collaborate with ABA therapists.

Keeping the core challenges of communication and social interaction as the main focus, along with a cohesive professional team, allows Autism Matters the opportunity to be the clinic where children's first success can occur:  learning to say their first word, tolerating the word "no" and many more examples.  Autism Matters is a place where families feel confident knowing their child's daily challenges are being addressed with competence and compassion.

Our staff supporting the Autism Speaks Walk 

Some of our Autism Matters Team show their support for the kids at the Autism Speaks of Minnesota walk at the Mall of America bright and early Saturday morning. Our theme this year was "Autism Awareness. Because it Matters."