Members of the autism community and staff of Trellis participated in LAMP training at the new Trellis Learning Center.
The Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach that teaches nonverbal or limited verbal learners a way to communicate – through a very specific methodology using a speech generating device. It is an approach that is well known and loved by Trellis therapists, instructors and families.
LAMP gives individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously communicate.
Trellis collaborated with The Center for AAC and Autism and the Prentke Romich Company on the program.
Twelve Trellis staff members and more than 50 people from the Baltimore community attended the training at the Trellis Learning Center in Sparks, Maryland.
Learn more about LAMP from the Center for AAC and Autism.
A new literature review from Vanderbilt finds more evidence backing behavioral intervention for kids with autism.
In research supported federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers at Vanderbilt University reviewed 65 research studies on behavior interventions. They concluded that intensive early intervention based on the principles of applied behavior analysis “can significantly affect the development of some children with ASD.”
Read the Report
Maryland Families Get Insurance Coverage for Autism
Through the tremendous work of organizations such as Pathfinders for Autism and Autism Speaks many more families in Maryland now have access to insurance coverage for autism as a result of legislation and regulation recently enacted.
The new requirements apply to individual, fully funded small and large group plans, the state employee health plan and coverage purchased through Maryland’s health insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. The coverage includes a minimum of 25 hours weekly of ABA up to age six, and then 10 hours weekly through age 18.
Have questions? Trellis can help you navigate the insurance maze.