Intensive day program

Morning Day Program
Ages 2-6
Multi-disciplinary approach
1 to 1 ratio
Monday through Friday 9:00a-12:00p
Afternoon Day Program
Ages 2-6
Multi-disciplinary approach
1 to 1 ratio
Monday through Friday 1:00p-4:00p

Intensive Day Program

ICAN’s intensive day program (“preschool”) is designed specifically for individuals with autism and/or other neurodevelopment disorders or delays and utilizes empirically supported intervention techniques to ensure the best hope and future for our children and families. The strategies used are based on principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our program includes individualized support and program management from our BCBA ‘s and consultation from our resident Occupational and Speech Therapists. In addition to individualize programming and oversight, our program utilizes an evidence based curriculum (“Language for Learning”) to target early literacy with all our learners. We have morning and afternoon programs.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of behavior to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree. There are a number of behaviorally­ based interventions used in teaching children with autism and neurodevelopment disorders, including (but not limited to) Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT).

Pivotal  Response Treatment:

A method of teaching which aims to provide opportunities for learning within the context of the child’s natural environment and targets pivotal behaviors that, when targeted, lead to collateral changes in untargeted areas of functioning and res

Discrete Trial Training:

A method of teaching used in ABA where the skills are broken down into component parts and taught using specific antecedents, prompting procedures and consequences to maximize successes and minimize failures.

ICAN Day Program Parent/Caregiver Education

At ICAN’s Day Program, we prioritize the difference we make not only with your child, but also the impact we can have with your family as a whole. We know that the best way of ensuring this progress is through collaboration between ICAN staff and parents and caregivers. An important component in a child’s program in the Day Program is parent education. Through regular meetings with your child’s BCBA, you will remain up to date on the progress he or she is making while becoming fluent in the ABA-based strategies your child’s team is using at ICAN. We believe our clients can accomplish great things when they have a strong team behind them. We love being that team!