For many families with both neurotypical children and a child with autism, vacations, outings, and even everyday routines can introduce a variety of stressors that make doing activities together more challenging.

“Before ABA therapy, we would have to split up because Rowan couldn’t do what we were doing with our other son,” recalls Catie Krautkramer, Inner Circle parent. “And now we don’t have to do that, we can do things all together as a family.”

ABA therapy helps children with autism learn and develop social and communication skills that allow them to navigate environments and situations that can be overstimulating. Settings or situations that were once difficult or impossible for families to experience together can become more routine as children learn and develop skills that support independence and autonomy.

For the Perkins family, for example, it means they can experience church together as a family again.

“Our family would need to split up to go to church because our son Chris just wasn’t able to handle it. We called it divide and conquer,” said Stephanie Perkins, Inner Circle parent. “That was one of the things we worked on with Chris’ Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and now going to church is something he looks forward to.”

Individualized programs that specifically address the goals and needs of each family give children more than just the social and communication skills to become more independent. They open up new possibilities and opportunities for families to spend more time together.

“We’re not just looking at specific goals for your child, we’re looking at how your child’s ABA therapy program fits with what you want to be able to do as a family, as a unit,” says David Mikula, Inner Circle Autism Network CEO.”

Watch the video to see how Inner Circle Autism Network provides ABA therapy and get started today.