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Autism Specialist

ALIVE Education Management & Services

ABA Therapy and Student Concierge Services for Unique Learners located in Beverly Hills, CA and Woodland Hills, CA

Autism is a very diverse set of neurodevelopmental disorders that appears differently in each individual who has it. At ALIVE Education Management & Services in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, California, Los Angeles-based behavior analyst Shannon Stanford, EdD, BCBA, and the experienced team perform behavioral assessments and can treat the symptoms of autism with individualized and family therapy. To set up an appointment for yourself or your child, call ALIVE Education Management & Services or book online today.

Autism Q&A

What is autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a variety of neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior and communication style. It includes a wide range of different ability levels and symptoms, so treatment must be highly individualized for each person who has it. 

Autism often comes with one or more very distinct behavior patterns or interests. During an assessment at ALIVE Education Management & Services, the providers look at how an individual’s autism affects them at school, at work, in the home, and in social settings. 

Especially with early intervention, you can learn to manage autism symptoms as well as any behaviors that impact social interactions or school performance. ALIVE Education Management & Services works closely with parents, teachers, and school administrators for the best possible outcomes. 

What are some of the most common signs and symptoms of autism?

Autism’s signs and symptoms vary widely from person to person. Rather than listing the many possible signs and symptoms that could happen in any case of autism, it’s simpler to split them into two categories:

Social and communication symptoms

Autism in all forms affects your communication patterns and abilities. One might have trouble sharing a back-and-forth conversation, trouble with body language and eye contact, or trouble building and maintaining various relationships. 

Repetitive and characteristic symptoms

Repetitive and characteristic symptoms can include unusual or repeated movements and speech patterns, intense interests and preoccupations, responses to stimuli in one’s environment, and rigid routines. 

What does an autism treatment plan involve?

The experienced practitioners at ALIVE Education Management & Services place emphasis on educational skills for autism management, offering concierge services with home- and school-based support. 

The providers work with individuals to co-design personalized plans with flexible scheduling that works well for everyone involved. Available services include:

  • Regular assessments
  • Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy 
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • Tutoring
  • Individual therapy
  • Parent therapy

Together with the practitioners at ALIVE Education Management & Services, children and adolescents can thrive in school and in other settings among their peers. Each person needs individualized support, and working with ALIVE Education Management & Services ensures they get it. 

Schedule an autism assessment and therapy consultation by calling ALIVE Education Management & Services or by booking an appointment online today.