Our staff strive to help parents feel empowered and competent in guiding their child’s development. We are committed to see that each child develops a sense of self-worth and learns to value relationships with the significant people in their lives.
Verdugo Hills Autism Project is a group of professionals devoted to the caring and comprehensive treatment of children, adolescents and adults. It is our purpose to make measurable positive changes in a child’s and family’s life. We provide behavioral interventions and developmental, relationship-based methodologies that are effective methods of intervention based upon accumulated evidence and professional experience.
As a parent of a child with autism, I have tried several forms of reputable behavioral intervention approaches (as well as many approaches) in order to find the best fit for my child and family. While ABA has been a helpful treatment for some children with Austism Spectrum Disorder, it was not helpful for my child or family. After several
Before RDI, we had very little hope for our son’s quality of life. We were told over and over again, by doctors and therapists in the field of autism, that since Marc had passed his 5 year “window of opportunity,” we should not expect anything more from him. My husband, and Marc’s three brothers, tried for years to build a
My family has been so happy with the services we have received with VHAP. The therapists and supervisor at VHAP really got to know my son. They built a warm, supportive relationship with him and responded with strategies that worked best for him, rather than using a “cookie cutter” model. They were very skilled at working collaboratively with the school
“When things got tough for our child at school, the VHAP specialists came in and made the biggest difference. Not only did they help us and our child, they also helped the teacher, aide, and the whole school team understand our autistic son better. Their insights, observations, and recommendations turned a difficult situation around, and their continued support since then
Raising a child is sometimes a rewarding, yet often times difficult experience. When your child is diagnosed as Autistic, difficult becomes terrifying and heartbreaking. You are given a diagnosis that feels as grim and hopeless as one could possibly feel. With no support given, it is up to the parents to find out exactly what needs to be done and
As a mom to an eleven year-old son with autism, I have worked with many behavioral intervention companies. Each one has always had good intentions and tried to help my son communicate and learn effectively. Unfortunately, none of the past attempts had been effective. It has always been challenging to find competent therapists and reliable supervisors to problem solve with;
We are a group of professionals devoted to providing comprehensive treatment to children, adolescents, adults and their families. We strive to maintain a multicultural group of professionals to serve diverse communities.