SEARCH is committed to providing learners with comprehensive, behavior-analytic programming designed to produce optimal results. Our full-time programs offer highly-specialized and individualized programming, which target the core deficits of autism, specifically language, communication, and social and peer interaction skills. SEARCH employs the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by breaking down complex skills into smaller, more manageable components and teaching each systematically. As learners acquire these foundational skills, more advanced targets are systematically introduced using a scaffolding approach, which in turn, sets up all of our learners for success.
ABA has been endorsed by both state and federal agencies, including the United States Surgeon General, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Psychological Association, and the New York State Department of Health.
SEARCH values its relationship with parents and caregivers and realizes that these individuals are critical members of our treatment team. SEARCH staff work closely with parents to guide them through every step of the process. Whether it is providing help addressing challenging behaviors, providing insurance support, or directing a family to professionals in related fields, SEARCH prides itself on offering families a balanced and comprehensive approach designed to drive the greater process.