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Supporting the Needs of Individuals with Autism
The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for the Study and Treatment of Autism is an externally funded unit of Youngstown State University. The primary mission of The Rich Center for Autism is to improve the lives of individuals with autism through innovative educational programs that allow them to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life. The Rich Center for Autism serves as a conduit between the University, educators, health and human service professionals. Children are enrolled in our programs regardless of the ability to pay. Referral, treatment, and support are provided at no cost to families.
At The Rich Center for Autism, we use a Three-Tier Level of Positive Behavior Support. Instruction and intervention is based on the principle that academic and behavioral programming is initially provided at a universal level to effectively meet the needs of ALL students. This level is referred to as Tier One under the positive behavioral…Read More
Tier One supports focus on all students in the classroom. These supports are consistently provided throughout the day to ensure successful delivery of instruction. I will briefly describe the first strategy, arranging the environment, utilized at The Rich Center. The way the classroom is set up is crucial to a student’s success. The physical environment…Read More
Individuals with autism have a difficult time during unstructured activities and benefit from having a structured daily schedule. Visual schedules allow our students to identify what activities are coming next and the order of activities throughout the day, allowing for an easier transition. Visual schedules can be used during the school day and at home.…Read More