BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals/families on the autism spectrum. We understand that autism is a complex disorder, and effective treatment requires a comprehensive approach specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the family.
Our multidisciplinary program includes ABA, occupational, and speech-language therapies, along with family services. Our dedicated team has expertise in the four hallmark characteristics of autism: communication, social interactions, maladaptive behaviors, and sensory. We also offer our comprehensive approach in a variety of settings – in-center, in-home, and in the community.
BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services (BYS) believes that every individual is unique and makes a wonderful contribution to the world.
We believe that they have smiles to give, laughter to share, and connections to make. We believe that everyone has something to say. It is our job to help them become a more active and participating member of their family and community.
We believe that communication is the essential element that connects each of us to the world and it is our goal to help them connect and engage. We value the individuality of these children and young adults. Our goal is to help them be the best possible version of themselves. We believe it is critical to focus on the needs in a variety of environments and activities in order to achieve this goal.
It is our philosophy that the individual with autism, the family, and the therapist can learn from each other. It is as much the job of the therapist to listen as it is to teach. We believe that we cannot effectively teach until we take the time to understand. At BY YOUR SIDE, your perspective and knowledge of your child are valued.
At BYS, we actively foster and support a partnership between your family and the therapy team. Families play an essential role in helping important skills generalize and carry over into everyday settings such as home, school, and community activities. Regular caregiver support and education sessions are part of each client’s treatment plan. These sessions serve to help families have an active voice in their child’s intervention services as well as feel empowered to use therapy techniques in their everyday lives to support their child’s progress and success.
We strive to actively and meaningfully engage in therapy sessions so our client-therapist relationship will always be built on trust. The client must feel safe in the emotional environment in order to try new and challenging activities. Each individual has a right to feel accepted by both peers and adults, and to be engaged in a variety of activities that allow the feeling of accomplishment, pride, and positive self-esteem. Each individual also has the right to experience enjoyment, pleasure, relaxation, laughter, and excitement while learning. The client must feel safe in the physical environment in order to approach therapy in a calm/relaxed manner and achieve success.