We offer a variety of programs and a learning philosophy focused on a family’s overall needs – with a little fun worked in.

Our clinical services include diagnostic assessments and intervention services for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Our team of psychologists, educators, behavior analysts, speech–language pathologists and more provide key interventions and groups to help children and their families.  We only utilize evidence-based methodologies and are proud of offering progressive models of intervention that resonate with many families.

Our Expertise

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) has been proven to be the most effective method of autism intervention. It is a widely-researched scientific approach that utilizes principles of learning to help increase behaviors that are supportive to the achievement of life goals and decrease undesirable behaviors. Read more about ABA services at Trellis.

z Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy

All of Trellis’ programs emphasize a team approach. Therapy services are no exception. Our talented therapists provide cutting-edge speech and occupational therapy services to children with autism and related communication challenges at the Trellis Learning Center in Sparks, Maryland.

As these services are a critical part of our whole-child philosophy, children are never removed from settings to receive speech or occupational therapy. Our staff work with children where they are – be it in school or the clinic. By working with students in their environment, our teachers, therapists and other related services staff are all constantly learning from each other. In the end, the child benefits from this integrated and familiar approach.

H Social Skills Group

The purpose of the social skills group is to guide and support children in their development of self-awareness, perspective-taking and empathy toward peers. We teach appropriate and fluent conversation and interactive play skills to children in preschool – high school. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with the tools they need in order to interpret “hidden” social cues and understand social conventions.

The group curriculum is comprised of “core concepts” that are addressed over a multiple week session. Families receive weekly feedback and ideas for encouraging and reinforcing their child’s developing social skills. Each group is facilitated by a team of professionals who are trained to provide the highest quality of intervention throughout each session. Afternoon and evening groups are available. Since groups are based on availability of other clients, we will do our best to find the most appropriate match for every child, but this means that we cannot guarantee every child will be placed in a group.


5 Additional Resources

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