Youth Autism Services
The Youth Autism Services Program serves as a partner to families of children with autism spectrum disorders, providing resources for parents and individualized services to youth under the age of 21 to accelerate learning and progress towards development. The League is a licensed provider of Autism Waiver Services; adhering to a state- and federally-funded program that provides home- and community-based instructional services, activities are based on specific goals and objectives, developed jointly by parents/caregivers and The League’s team of caring and creative professionals.
Intensive Individual Support Services (IISS) program provides one-on-one staffing support in the home and/or community for youth with autism spectrum disorders. IISS focuses on a variety of activities involving behavior management, community integration, social skills, sensory assimilation, and daily life skills that incorporate achievement of each participant’s personal goals.
The Therapeutic Integration (TI) afterschool program encourages exploration, recreation, and the development of social skills in a safe group setting. For up to four hours after school, our trained staff and experienced professionals guide participants in activities related to arts & crafts, music and movement therapy, communication, socialization, swimming, and culinary classes. TI also emphasizes community integration by offering a variety of field trips throughout the year.
Family Consultation is a service designed to ensure consistency between strategies used by League staff and strategies used within the home, at school, or with other providers. As Master’s Level clinicians, The League’s Family Consultants are capable of providing referrals to appropriate community resources for advocacy and guidance on a variety of other issues that can impact the family’s ability to meet the needs of their child.
Respite Services are designed to provide parents with an opportunity to replenish their mental, physical, and emotional reserves. This program provides a professionally-trained staff member to care for the child while the family uses the time to run errands, enjoy a night out, or complete a small home improvement project.
An additional way to utilize Respite Services through the Autism Waiver is to participate in The League’s Camping & Recreation Programs offered year-round. A week-long traditional sleep away summer camp for children with disabilities, Camp Greentop is located in Thurmont, MD.