Mission

MISSION

Support 4 Teachers was established in 2005.  At that time there was a distinct need for positive behavior support services dedicated to improving the school programs to serve the expanded needs of persons affected by autism spectrum disorder and other behavioral difficulties. Now, as the autistic population has increased it is clear that the needs far exceed the school classroom. As their children grow and experience adolescent issues, many parents face problems that often prevent the family from enjoying simple family meals, holidays, and community events.

The mission of Support 4 Teachers and Families is to improve the quality of life of persons with autism, their teachers and their families. We are fiercely committed to the philosophy of positive behavior support. Our services include directly working with the individual who experiences the challenges and frustration of autism spectrum disorder, consulting with other professionals involved with this person’s life including teachers and community supporters and, most importantly, supporting the families and caregivers of these individuals. Our goals are to increase success at home, in the classroom or work place, and in the community.

ACCORDING TO THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA

“Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. One should keep in mind however, that autism is a spectrum disorder and it affects each differently and at varying degrees – this is why early diagnosis is so crucial. By learning the signs, a child can begin benefiting from one of the many specialized intervention programs.”

For more information, visit the Autism Society’s website.