The Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center at Beaumont Children's Hospital provides Hands-On Parent Education (HOPE) to families of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. The autism support services offered by the center continue to grow thanks to a generous gift from The Ted Lindsay Foundation.
In the past, there were few scientifically-supported childhood development disorder 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 disorders. Techniques from the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) effectively teach children to communicate, play appropriately and interact with others. The Lindsay HOPE Center uses a family-focused approach, stressing partnerships between Beaumont Children's Hospital behavioral intervention specialists and parents. We offer a wide variety of services to families, as outlined below.
The Lindsay HOPE Center offers several behavioral intervention programs for children and families, each of which incorporates hands-on parent education. One such program is CARE: Children with Autism Reaching Excellence.
The Lindsay HOPE Center at Beaumont Children's Hospital provides individual consultation from psychologists with expertise in applied behavior analysis, many of whom are board-certified behavior analysts. Families meet individually with Lindsay HOPE Center psychologists on a regular basis provide behavioral interventions for children. Consultants can also work with local school districts to help with educational planning and/or behavior management in class.
The Toilet Learning Clinic is designed to teach children with autism or other developmental disorders to use the toilet. At TLC, behavioral psychologists work individually with families during a 7-hour, concentrated program, using an evidence-based, behavior-analytic approach.
The Lindsay HOPE Center is committed to community education and support. Thanks to generous grants from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals we are able to provide free education for parents and families. Professionals are welcome to attend for a small fee.
The ABCs of ABA is an introductory seminar about using behavioral interventions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Autism 101: Information & Resources for Families with a New Diagnosis reviews important first steps after a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, including accessing local resources and caring for the entire family.
Learn more about each program and register.
For additional information about the Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center,call 248-691-4744.
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Meet the Team
Beaumont's Autism Treatment Program includes:
Lori Warner, Ph.D., LP, BCBA-DDirector - Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center
Lesly Hendershot, Psy.D., LP, BCBA-DClinical Manager,CARE Program
Dana Cohen, Ph.D., LPDirector - Approved Autism Evaluation Center