Proven Autism Treatment | Minneapolis, MN

"My son and daughter have been going to Autism Matters for over a year now. We first started working with Tara for speech. I was so excited to finally find a person who had so much experience with autism. I was so impressed with her team approach to autism treatment, collaborating speech with ABA that I soon had my children going full time for speech and ABA. They now also include occupational therapy there for our little ones. Finally!! A place where my kids get all their therapy in one place! Not only is this wonderful for our kids for continuity of care, but I only have to take the kids one place!! I have experience with home ABA and another center based facility and this is the first place where they put importance on speech and OT. Now both of these therapies are incorporated in their day. I have seen great results especially for my son who was non-verbal before starting. He is now starting to use words to communicate and is learning more every day! Tara is very particular about staff, each one has skills that brings something special to the team. I just love watching them interact with the kids- you can tell they truly care for them."

– Courtney F.

"We truly feel blessed to have found Tara. When our son was first diagnosed (at age 2), we were told he would never talk. He had severe apraxia, which isn't given enough consideration in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. This is where Tara makes a difference. She was able to incorporate speech therapy and techniques into our son's ABA therapy and beyond; this resulted in tremendous improvement in his expressive and receptive language. Not only is he talking, but we are now having conversations with him (even abstract ones). In our opinion, a critical success factor for the treatment of autism is working with professionals like Tara that have a proven ability to successfully integrate speech and ABA therapy. Thanks for helping us get our child back!"

– Julia S.

"We have been with Autism Matters since February of 2008 and it is amazing to watch how much my daughter has grown with its caring staff. A pediatrician once said that our daughter will not be able to converse if she has not communicated by age 5. Well, Tara and her team created a personalized ABA program for my daughter and a year later she is beginning to speak. We look forward to seeing our daughter improve with Autism Matters."

– Loving parents of a special daughter