Mobile Therapy Centers (MTC) joins the world this month in celebrating diversity in autism. Currently, about 1 in 54 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Maenner, Shaw, Baio, et al, 2020) . At MTC, we identify that although there is a specific diagnostic criterion for ASD, no two individuals with autism are the same. Therefore, we work with individuals to provide a specialized multidisciplinary approach that supports individualized goals with emphasis on social significance and real-world applications.
Here are some of the things you can expect from us at the clinic. Daily, MTC celebrates the neurodiverse culture as we thrive to create an environment within our clinic designed to mirror the world our kiddos live in. No child is expected to conform or fit within a box based on their diagnosis. We work with our families to create goals relevant to the individuals in our care. One way we do so at our Illinois location is through mock room environments: dentist office, restaurant, clothing store, and hair salon to promote independence.
Mobile Therapy Centers is excited to announce that this year’s campaign theme set by the Autism Society is #CelebratingDifferences! Designed to build better awareness of the realities of autism, we hope you and your families will join us in #CelebratingDifferences this April for Autism Acceptance Month.
Here is how you and your family can celebrate these differences at home:
Celebrate famous autistic people throughout history. Did you know that it was theorized that several inspiring people throughout history had autism? Here are some fun ways that you can recognize a few:
Visit a local museum and check out the work of the famous artists that are thought to have had autism:
Visit an Autism-Friendly event:
Read a book written by an author with autism, or written by an author who has been personally touched by an individual with autism:
Mobile Therapy Centers prides ourselves on celebrating neurodiverse and neurotypical individuality, and welcome you and your families to celebrate with us this April. No matter how you celebrate at home, we wish you a wonderful Autism Acceptance Month!
Mobile Therapy Centers services include ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Counseling at our Multidisciplinary Clinics, at your home or at your child’s school/daycare making it convenient for you and your family. We also provide Telehealth services. Contact us below to learn more.
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 Maenner MJ, Shaw KA, Baio J, et al. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2016. MMWR Surveill Summ 2020;69(No. SS-4):1–12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.ss6904a1external icon.