SARRC’s clinical model is grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) with a particular focus on naturalistic behavioral interventions in inclusive environments, including but not limited to in the home, in school, on the job or in the community. Each of SARRC’s therapeutic programs, classes and trainings are guided by best practice models; the most currently available science; increasing independence and producing meaningful outcomes; and the individualized needs of the children, adolescents, adults and families we serve.
For more information on a listed program, please contact us at 602.340.8717. Para hablar con alguien en Español llame al 480.603.3283.
First Place® Transition Academy, operated by SARRC
In partnership with First Place AZ, SARRC’s Transition Academy is a two-year program that provides comprehensive and intensive ABA-based programming to support transition for young adults with ASD. Students live in apartments within the community while attending classes and working. Students receive a comprehensive curriculum including career education and support, independent living skills, social and leisure skills, and transition services. The Transition Academy includes a 32-course sequence, consisting of classes on finances, interpersonal relationships, advocacy and personal safety, all completed at the GateWay Community College campus. Instruction is also provided within the students’ apartments applying the skills they learn in the classroom to the natural environment.
Individualized services for teens provides intensive, ABA intervention across environments to meet the needs of teenagers with ASD and their families. Treatment is primarily implemented in a teen’s home and community, and often coordinated with the teen’s school. Families receive a weekly parent training session, several weekly 1:1 intervention sessions, program management, and supervision from a BCBA. Individualized goals are developed in coordination with the teen’s family, and focus on language, social, adaptive behavior, leisure, cognitive development and independence.
Vocational assessments are conducted to evaluate a client’s strengths, barriers and interests related to employment. This assessment is a valuable first step for older teens and adults as they begin exploring a path toward their employment endeavors.
Employment Services is aimed at increasing competitive employment opportunities for adults with autism, while teaching appropriate work behaviors, building social skills and providing specialized vocational training. Clients receive a functional assessment to identify employment skills and interests; development of pre-vocational and vocational goals, supports and accommodations; resume and job interview preparation; and on-the-job training and coaching. Employment Services may also include vocational evaluations, internships and volunteer opportunities within SARRC’s Beneficial Beans® Garden or in the community and support accessing vocational training programs in the community.