Autism and Special Needs Services
ACES offers services to help individuals impacted with autism or other developmental disabilities maximize their full potential. We believe in providing comprehensive services to address all areas of needs for our clients. ACES staff have specialties in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral intervention (ABA). Our services are provided in a variety of settings including the clinic, home, school and community. In addition, as part of our commitment to community outreach, ACES frequently hosts and participates in a wide variety of community events, parent support groups, parent training sessions, and workshops related to autism and other developmental disorders. To assure quality services, we collaborate with professionals in the international Autism community and are participating in various research projects.
ACES is proud to service families of various cultures. We provide services to families who speak Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Farsi, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and Hmong.
Insurance Based Autism and Special Needs Services
ACES offers services to help individuals impacted with autism or other developmental disabilities maximize their full potential. We believe in providing comprehensive services to address all areas of needs for our clients. ACES staff have specialties in speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral intervention (ABA).
ACES is contracted to provide insurance based services with most health insurance companies. We have a dedicated insurance department that can help you determine whether your child is eligible for insurance funded services.
ACES is proud to service families of various cultures. We provide services to families who speak Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Farsi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and Hmong.
ACES IRVINE CAMP ACCOMPLISH
Camp Accomplish aims to provide enrichment and social activities for children with autism and related disorders in a fun and safe atmosphere, with friends.
Our staff consists of professionals who specialize in behavior management and child development.
Sign up by Aug. 6th!
or call 949.833.2237
Early Infant Intervention
ACES believes in providing the earliest possible intervention for children with developmental disabilities and offers a developmentally appropriate program focusing on the child and family, along with assessing a child’s strengths and individual learning style.
ACES also works with various local Regional Centers to provide comprehensive services for families. Services may include:
1:1 home therapy and trainings
Weekly parent training
Occupational therapy (fine motor, gross motor, sensory, self-help skills)
Speech therapy (oral motor development)
Parent support groups, including a 12 week curriculum on topics such as the IEP
Collaboration with neurologists, pediatricians and other outside services
Attendance at transition IEP's, IFSP meetings and IFSP goal development
Social skills groups (Buddies, PALS)
Center-based individual and group therapy
Home Based Intervention
Depending upon your location, local regulations, and funding source, ACES has the opportunity to provide home based services. Through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), social skills therapies, and other proven teaching methodologies, ACES works with children and adults throughout California in their home environments, providing comprehensive and professional service to maximize their individual potential. Our objective with home-based services is to strike a balance in the home for families through skillful and compassionate intervention services, as well as provide a link between home programs and education through intervention and school support.
Clinic Based Intervention
ACES offers educational, behavioral, and social skills intervention at our various office locations. Clinic based services allow for children and their families to access state of the art resources at our facilities. ACES professionals are also able to co-treat at the various offices, maximizing the effectiveness of the services being provided.
ACES promotes direct involvement in the community for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Through the use of ABA techniques, we offer community-based instruction, developing and implementing appropriate instruction that encourages independence within the local community. With patience, care and support, we assist individuals with special needs via job training and mentoring. Our trained and experienced staff work with individuals on social skill acquisition and development, self-help and vocational skills, safety issues and behavior management.
As part of our family services program, ACES responds to families in need of support and information before treatment, during treatment and throughout the lifespan of their loved one. Our family services include parent consultations, parent training, sibling training, and a variety of individualized workshops.
ACES collaborates with school district staff to ensure clients are successful in the school setting. ACES provides needs assessments, behavioral assessments, teacher and aide training, modification of curriculum, social facilitation, program development and supervision. Where needed, ACES can provide schools with trained ABA aides to provide direct services and/or ABA supervisors to oversee existing programs. We provide on-going collaboration throughout the IEP process, including the creating of IEP goals, implementation of goals in the home and school settings, and reporting of progress.
ACES Academy (San Diego)
ACES Academy was established in 2006 to provide an educational institution designed specifically for children with autism. Every aspect of the ACES Academy was developed with the children’s unique needs in mind, from the construction of the facility, methodologies used, to the location of the school. ACES Academy is centrally located in San Diego with access to numerous community resources. ACES teaching staff are dedicated to helping children maximize their potential. ACES staff have specialized training in autism and effective methodologies to teach academic, vocational and functional skills in addition to using specialized curriculum. ACES staff also collaborate with board certified behavior analysts, speech language pathologists, and occupational therapists to ensure a comprehensive program is provided for all students.
A child's speech and language skills allow him to interact and communicate with others in his world. Speech and language services include intervention for delays or disorders in the following areas:
- Receptive Language: How language is understood
- Expressive Language: How language is used
- Speech Sound Production: Articulation and phonological disorders; motor speech disorders including apraxia of speech and dysarthria of speech
- Fluency Disorders: Including stuttering
- Voice and Resonance: The quality of voice production
At ACES, speech and language therapy sessions are individualized to meet the unique needs of each child. Our skilled therapists use motivating, play based activities to maximize learning opportunities. We consider parents to be a vital component of the therapy process and strongly encourage their participation during sessions. Our speech therapists have been trained in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and continue to work in collaboration with our ABA staff and the ACES Academy staff. Parents learn about speech and language disorders and are provided strategies to practice with their children at home.
Speech Therapy Services
- Services in both Spanish and English
- Hanen Center - Parent Education Programs
- It Takes Two to Talk
- More Than Words
- Target Words
- Learning Language and Loving It
- Occupational Therapy Co-treatments with OTs from Developmental Therapy Center (DTC)
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Kaufman Speech Praxis Program
- Manual signing and gestures
- Visual strategies and supports
To see speech and language milestones, please visit the frequently asked questions of the website.
Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on addressing a child’s occupations such as play, independence, self help skills, making friends and succeeding in school. ACES pediatric OT utilizes sensory integration, movement and play based therapy to teach skills.
The following skills areas are commonly addressed using OT:
ACES also works in collaboration with Developmental Therapy Center
ACES is a TRICARE provider of ABA services for children of military families under the following programs.
1) Autism Services Demonstration Model (under Extended Care Health Option).
2) ABA Basic (under TRICARE Standard or Prime).
- Functional Assessments
- Behavioral Program Design
- Family and Parent Training and Education
- ABA Consultation
- Intensive Behavioral Interventions
- Discrete Trial Training
- Social Skills and Generalization Programs
- Adaptive and Functional Skills
For more information about ACES ABA services for
TRICARE beneficiaries, please call 1.800.515.5016
Info for Physicians
One in 91 children have been shown to have some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to the Center for Disease Control (09'). Some estimates have the number as high as one in 88.
Early intervention is best to benefit long term quality of life outcomes for individuals with autism and ASD.
For individuals living in the state of California it is important to know that CA currently funds early intervention services for children 0-3 years and 3 years and over with ASD through Regional Center.
In addition, 29 states have Autism health insurance mandates to cover the cost of services. Another 10 states are considering legislation.
ACES Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services are nationally known to benefit children and families with Autism and Related disorders. The ACES team is a community of behavioral professionals, and a knowledgeable resource for physicians and families as they build treatment program for children with ASD.
ACES has always used the science of ABA, which is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Academy of Science (NAS).
With your help we can reach our goal to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families impacted with autism or other special needs, throughout their lifespan.
Contact us for more information.