Community Training

Learning Support

Whether enrolled in mainstream or special education, each child living with autism should be provided with the optimum opportunity to learn. To do this, therapists at The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center support with academic skills (i.e., reading, writing, mathematics) and behavior skills to optimize learning opportunities in a group setting.

Our Learning Support Program including school shadowing, focuses on the following skills:

  • Academic Skills.
  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Mathematics.
  • Behavior Management Skills Training.
  • How to participate in a classroom setting (raising hand, responding when your name is called).
  • Classroom management skills (following group instructions and following classroom routine).
  • Maintaining focus and attention.

Parent/ Caregiver Behavior Training

We are committed to helping individuals living with autism reach their full potential through comprehensive, personalized, and innovative care. Part of our commitment is our focus on education and empowerment. At The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center, we consider family education and training vital to ensure consistency in intervention plans across all settings, helping parents empower their children and helping children overcome everyday challenges. We believe in training parents and caregivers to promote skills development across different settings through workshops and hands-on training in both Arabic and English. Our workshops aim to educate parents and caregivers on how to apply different approaches to improve their child’s communication skills and behaviors whereas our hands-on training guides parents on how to teach skills in a home environment.

Social Skills Training

When your child socializes, he or she can make friends, develop new hobbies or interests, and improve overall relationships among peers and family members. Providing a structured social skills program can have lasting benefits for children living with autism. At The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center, our Social Skills Training program is designed to teach children and youth how to interact with others in the center and in the community. We customize each child’s social skills program based on their skill level and work on these skills in both one-on-one and group settings. We teach skills such as turn taking, requesting items from peers, answering social questions, making friends, keeping friends, andinitiating conversation.

Job Coaching

Once your child is out of the school system and is ready to enter the work force, you need to consider not only vocational skills but job coaching that will give them the guidance and resources they need to excel at in a work setting. At The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center, Job Coaching is designed to support young adults who have an internship with a company. Some of the main responsibilitiesof a job coach is to help young adults learn, accommodate, and perform their work duties. In addition to working on skills related to performing specific job tasks, a job coach also helps with interpersonal skills necessary in the workplace. Job Coaching is conducted externally as well as at the center where young adults are taught simple clerical tasks (i.e., typing a document, printing, photocopying, laminating, shredding, delivering documents to staff members etc.) which can also prepare them before their internship officially starts.