Our Philosophy

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.

“Ever since my son began at BYS, he has become more outgoing, and says hello to people he sees from his school.”

-Proud BYS Parent

In order to provide quality care that generalizes into everyday life, it is critical that clients and families are active members of the therapy team. The family must see purpose and reasonable progress in therapy in order to realize success across a variety of environments. Carryover of therapy techniques by the family in multiple settings i.e.: home, school, extracurricular activities, etc. is an integral part of the client’s success. Without the dedication of the family to carryover therapy techniques, the generalization into everyday life will be limited.

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.

Our Core Principles