Why Our Program Works

Why Our Autism Program Works

  • Highly-educated and skilled staff including behavior analysts; special education teachers; occupational, physical, and speech and language therapists; and implementers, or aides, with autism training and experience
  • Ongoing training provided to staff to keep current with new research available in the field
  • Specific, developmentally appropriate individualized goals for each client
  • Daily data collection and analysis to support goals
  • Curriculum with activities to build self-help, daily living, and prevocational skills
  • Targeted learning opportunities to develop social skills in everyday community settings, such as grocery stores and playgrounds
  • Year-round treatment, preventing regression associated with extended time without treatment
  • Parent participation encouraged in orientation sessions and regular conferences to maintain involvement and help continue teaching techniques in the home
  • Expertise in managing challenging behaviors

Want to learn more?
For further information about Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism services, the application process or current fees, please call 417.347.7850.

Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism

2808 S. Picher
Joplin, MO
417.347.7850