Early Education Center

Early intervention can play a vital role in helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) succeed. The Faison Center recommends taking action immediately after diagnosis, instead of waiting until a child is old enough to enter a day school program at age four or five. As part of the Behavioral Health Clinic, the Early Education Center offers the benefits of an early intervention and educational program to help develop the child's communication and social skills and provide the parent with helpful support and training.

The Early Education Center is designed for students as young as 16 months old. The program serves a variety of students, including at-risk learners, neurotypical children, and children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities.

Approach

The Faison Center’s Early Education Center embraces a verbal behavior developmental model and uses a personalized approach adapted for each student. The school uses applied behavior analysis (ABA), inclusive and play-based teaching methods, motor planning training and social skills instruction. Formalized parent training tailored to the family’s needs is also provided.

Students in the Early Education Center are served by a team of licensed behavior analysts, teachers and teaching assistants.

Schedule and Location

The Early Education Center operates Monday through Friday, with a morning session from 8:30am until 11:30am and an afternoon session from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Daily activities include individual and group instruction, social and recreational activities, snack time and toilet training (when applicable). The Early Education Center is located at 1506 Willow Lawn Drive, walking distance from Faison's main building.

Admissions

For more information about The Faison Center and the Early Education Center, please contact us via email at clinicintake@faisoncenter.org or call us at (804) 612-1947.