|New Little Leaves Center Offers Resources for Young Children With Autism and Their Families|
|By GLOBE NEWSWIRE|
|Wednesday, 04 December 2019 05:54|
GERMANTOWN, Md. and CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
GERMANTOWN, Md. and CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Little Leaves Behavioral Services, a leading provider of center-based behavioral health services for children, today announced the opening of its Germantown, Maryland location. Rapidly expanding in the Mid-Atlantic region, Little Leaves is dedicated to helping young children with social, communication and behavioral challenges grow and succeed so they can actively participate in their families and communities.
Little Leaves centers provide evidence-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to help children ages 1 to 6 reduce their symptoms of autism. Run in a pre-school like setting, the program is specifically designed to help children improve their communication, play, social and school-readiness skills, as well as build independence. Little Leaves’ clinical staff partner with each child’s family to develop and implement individualized therapeutic plans.
The new Little Leaves location also provides employment opportunities for jobseekers in the community. Once fully operational, the center will create over 50 new positions for board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and behavior technicians. Currently accepting new clients, the center will have the capacity to serve up to 40 clients once it moves from its temporary location to its permanent space, which is still under construction.
The Germantown location was designed to provide an ideal environment for developing school readiness – one that combines individual therapy, small group and daily living activities in a child-friendly way. The 10,075-square-foot center will include specialized therapy spaces, many types of social and gross motor rooms as well as an outdoor play area.
“As Little Leaves continues to expand, our compassionate and dedicated team is able to not only serve more children with autism and other challenges through proven programs but also help enrich the communities where they live,” said Marina Major, president of Little Leaves Behavioral Services. “We value being a resource for families and take pride in creating customized therapeutic plans for each child to meet their needs.”
Little Leaves is nationally accredited Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence. ABA is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Academies of Science and the Surgeon General.
The center is located at 20400 Observation Drive, Suite 105, Germantown, MD 20876 and it’s new building will be at 20410 Observation Drive, Suite 107. For more information on services at Little Leaves, please visit www.littleleaves.org or email [email protected].
Planning is underway for additional Little Leaves locations in Maryland, Virginia and Florida.
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