Respite Services

Critical care required by an individual with autism, families identify Respite Services as a basic need, with the need increasing as the individual gets older. Families who report less stress usually are the recipients of formal support services, such as Respite Services. Respite Services for families who have a child with autism helps maintain family stability and may provide opportunities for the child to participate in special activities.

Community Mentor

Critical care required by an individual with autism, families identify Respite Services as a basic need, with the need increasing as the individual gets older. Families who report less stress usually are the recipients of formal support services, such as Respite Services. Respite Services for families who have a child with autism helps maintain family stability and may provide opportunities for the child to participate in special activities. Eprine Respite Services providers meet with each family before beginning services to discuss the routines and established patterns. This helps ensure consistency of services and develops a sense of trust between the family, individual and provider. The need for predictability, structure and routine is an important element when providing Respite Services for individuals with autism

Social Skills Group

Eprine Social Groups are peer groups designed to strengthen the social interaction and communication skills of children, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Teaching social skills to individuals with autism is an area of treatment that is continuously evolving. At Eprine, we offer group-based social skills programs designed to strengthen the communication skills and social interaction abilities of children, teens and young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Our organization believes that participants will learn through their positive experiences, and we provide a safe environment to encourage active participation and practice social skills, complete with supports to promote success and independence, such as:

The program uses research-based curriculum, skillstreaming, to teach community survival skills, friendship making skills, skills for dealing with feelings, alternatives to use in place of aggression, skills for dealing with stress and more!

Built in Structures

 

Schedules

 

Visuals to promote positive communication

Visuals to enhance social participation

 

Incorporated interests and themes 

 

Giving choices

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