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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has an estimated 1 in 44 children.  The majority of children are diagnosed after age 4, however, autism can be diagnosed as young as age 2.  The cause of autism is unknown, but studies indicate that genetics and environment are both contributing factors.  Autism is frequently associated with additional medical and mental health conditions, including ADHD (30-61%), chronic sleep problems (>50%), anxiety disorders (11-40%), depression (7% of children and 26% of adults), chronic gastrointestinal disorders (8 time more likely), epilepsy (up to 33%), and more.  Approximately 40% of autistic children are nonverbal.          

Characteristics of Autism

Difficulties with social interactions                                    Deteriorated activities and interests

Language development delays                                              Wandering or eloping

Repetitive body movements                                                   Self-injury                                

Repetitive behaviors                                                                   Sensory concerns

Self-stimulatory behaviors

How Oxford Recovery Center Help

We believe that autism is a medical condition which can be treated in our Autism Recovery Through Synergy (ARTS) program.  Offering early intervention for children as young at 18 months old can significantly benefit them in areas such as learning, communication, social skills, and underlying brain development.  Many children with autism undergo multiple therapies to help them reach their fullest potential.  Here at Oxford Recovery Center, we offer all of these services in one location, allowing more time to be spent focusing on the therapy goals for your child. 

ABA

At ORC, we provide ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services and one-on-one care with a behavioral technician. On average, the child to Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) ratio of 6:1 is lower than most other ABA centers, allowing our clinicians to spend more quality time with each child. Our ABA services are unique at ORC. While other centers determine six months of a child’s program after one hour of observation, ORC uses the Early Start Denver Model which focuses on the developmental improvements and relationship building skills. We will start the intake process with a parent interview, two weeks of evaluation to learn about a child’s individual needs, and then set customized goals. CLICK HERE to learn more about what makes our ABA program unique. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Research has shown that individuals with autism have less blood flow to particular regions of the brain, increased neuroinflammation, more gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and evidence of oxidative stress. Decreased blood flow to parts of the brain that are related to language comprehension may contribute to the non-verbal characteristics that are common in autism. HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure, saturating the plasma and oxygenating the entire body. HBOT has been proven to reduce inflammation systemically, lower oxidative stress, and increase circulating stem cells, up to 800% after twenty sessions, which leads to the possibility of regrowth of certain brain cells  

Additional Therapies

ARTS™ & ABA Therapy

Laboratory Testing

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Speech Therapy

Medical Consultation

Occupational Therapy

Neurofeedback

Nutrition Coaching

Oxford Recovery Center takes a holistic approach to treating autism. We combine ABA with other therapies to help children with autism learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

ABA Academy

Are you looking into school for your child with autism for next fall? We have openings in our ABA Academy! ABA Academy combines insurance-covered ABA and classroom learning in a fun, interactive environment designed to help children reach their potential. 

ABA Therapy

ABA therapy increases positive behaviors to replace problem behaviors in children with autism. Children are taught the skills that will make them more successful in their home, school, and communities. We provide center-based ABA services and other beneficial therapies like Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, art classes, music classes, and more.

Camp ABA

We are always trying to find new, innovative ways to make therapy more exciting for our ARTS™ Autism clients. Our program at Camp ABA reintroduces ABA therapy in a way that’s exciting and full of new activities like shelter building, camp craft, scavenger hunts, and more. ABA doesn’t have to be sterile, and we want our clients to experience the communities around them.

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