HOPE Center

The Center for Human Development's HOPE Center provides Hands-On Parent Education to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

In the past, there were few scientifically-supported treatments to offer families, but now there is hope. Research demonstrates that intensive behavioral intervention can dramatically change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Techniques from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) effectively teach children to communicate, play appropriately and interact with others. The HOPE Center uses a family-focused approach, stressing partnerships between behavioral specialists and parents. We offer a wide variety of services to families, as outlined below.

Learn more about the HOPE Center's programs and clinics.