What is Autism?
Autism is a spectrum disorder which means its effects range from mild to severe. Individuals at The Arc of the Quad Cities who will benefit from the new ASD Services must have a profound to severe diagnosis. Autism spectrum disorders describe a range of neurodevelopmental disorders that significantly impact the lives of those diagnosed.
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Services (ASD) represents the latest addition of services provided by The Arc. Available through the Developmental Training Program and located at Opportunity Center in Moline, this new program focuses on developing skills in five areas of curriculum with five stations dedicated to the senses: sensory, audio, tactile and light. The room housing the ASD program is equipped to fit the ASD population with diffused lighting, which includes soothing scenery and light screens and has direct access to a large, secure outdoor area.
A maximum of 15 individuals will receive services with high staff ratios. All staff has received specific training and have developed a unique curriculum for working with ASD diagnosed individuals.
All funds for the ASD Program came from the Wilber L. Burress Endowment.
Autism NOW is the nation’s source for resources and information on community-based solutions for individuals with autism, other developmental disabilities, and their families in partnership with The Arc of US.
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area invites everyone to visit www.AutismNOW.org