Autism Services

Comprehensive.          Individualized.  Accessible.

When children receive an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, it can be overwhelming for families. And, with one in 54 children in Utah being diagnosed each year, it is critical for parents to understand the importance of intervening early to improve developmental outcomes.

At Kids Who Count, our Autism Services are comprehensive and fully individualized for each child. We offer a broad, multi-disciplinary approach for children 2-years-old and older who are on the autism spectrum.

With more than 30 years of experience serving young children with disabilities and delays, we understand that the key to successful early intervention is strong collaboration with parents, caregivers, physicians, and educators. And, because we are a not-for-profit organization, Kids Who Count offers undivided focus on serving children and families. We put kids first.

Our community-based system of services is accessible to children and families in South Utah County and surrounding areas.  We combine our family-focused services with evidence-based interventions to help kids learn in the best settings, including at home, in the community, and at our centrally-located center in Salem, Utah.

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Supported by Science. Focused on Family.

We specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)—a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior which is widely recognized as the most effective, evidence-based treatment for autism. ABA methods have been used and studied for decades to help children with autism and related developmental delays increase helpful behaviors and decrease those that are harmful. ABA is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics. (Click here to learn more about ABA Therapy)

In addition to ABA, we utilize a broad suite of behavioral approaches and supplemental therapies recognized as best practice that help the whole child and family. From speech and occupational therapy, to mental health, family support and parent training, our team of expert professionals will coordinate services to implement the most effective programs to help you and your child.

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Ongoing Developmental Evaluation
  • Community Parent/Child Playgroups
  • Family Training/Parent Support
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Is my child’s treatment covered by insurance?

ABA therapy is covered by many private and public insurance providers. At Kids Who Count we make sure our trained professionals can provide support to help you determine your insurance benefits. Some families choose to pay directly for the services they receive.

To learn whether you have an autism benefit, we recommend you contact your insurance provider and your employee benefits coordinator. If you have any questions about how to determine whether you have this benefit or how you can obtain it, please contact us at 801.423-3000.

How can ABA therapy through Kids Who Count help my child?

ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or make it difficult for children to learn.

ABA therapy can help:

  • Improve social skills, attention, focus, memory, and academic performance
  • Increase basic language and communication skills, such as, looking, listening, requesting and imitating.
  • Improve complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
  • Decrease problem behaviors

What does a typical ABA program at Kids Who Count look like?

ABA therapy is provided under the direction of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). BCBA’s are qualified and trained to design a specialized program for your child.

The BCBA will complete an assessment of your child’s skills and preferences and use this analysis to write specific treatment goals for both your child and your family. Your child’s treatment program will be individualized to address their unique needs, skills, interests, as well as the situation in your family.  A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will work directly with your child to apply the principles of ABA to teach language, social skills, self-care, play and learning.

An ABA instruction plan will break down skills into small, concrete steps—taught one-by-one. Your child’s RBT will start with simple activities (like imitating single sounds) to learning more complex skills like carrying on a conversation.

The BCBA and your child’s RBT will collect data and measure progress so they can continue to help your child move toward goals and benchmarks. Your Kids Who Count team will meet regularly with you and your family to review progress with specific goals and objectives and adjust the treatment plan as necessary.

Our Vision:

We envision a community where children and families have access to local services that promote positive change and give children with Autism Spectrum Disorder a chance to reach their unique individual potential.

Our Mission:

To provide exceptional, comprehensive, evidence-based care for children with Autism and support for their families.

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