Here is Eli from about 7 years ago when I had started an in-home ABA and Floortime Approach programs with him.
He was so tiny!
You can also tell that video was nowhere near as good as it is now!
These programs were a lot of work on both parts and helped get him where he is now.
I had to start from scratch.. just the basics.
I started out with teaching Eli how to sit when asked, eye contact, and then moved on to things like showing him how to play pretend, throw a ball, and more.
It is so amazing to see how far he has come.
At the time I used an online ABA program that was available to parents for a monthly subscription, now it is only available to school districts and they have gotten rid of the parent portal. I think at the time, they just didn’t get enough people joining.
The great thing about it was that they had doctor’s and BCBA’s actually showing video examples of how to proceed with your child for each exercise, they gave you paperwork to print off to keep track of responses, and they had an online area where you could enter all the information you collected, so you could see how your child was progressing over time.
I did contact them, they said that as of right now they don’t have any intentions to bring the parent portal back… but that it didn’t mean they wouldn’t in the future.
As Autism Lion grows, I will be contacting them again.
Personally, I do believe we need to be able to teach our children within the comfort of our own homes. There are too many children not getting the appropriate services because of lack of finances, funding, insurance, long waitlists, and more.