Highlands Center for Autism is the only center-based program in Kentucky exclusively using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in a clinical setting. ABA is a science that uses behavioral techniques to teach children basic and complex skills. It works by reinforcing appropriate behavior while decreasing or eliminating challenging behavior.

Highlands Center for Autism (HCA) now offers an array of new services including:

 - Community based ABA intervention

 - Consultation Services

 - Trainings for Parents/Caregivers and Professionals

 - On site diagnostic services in conjunction with UK’s developmental pediatrician, Dr. Daniel Larrow

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 Click here to watch an inspirational video on Highlands Center for Autism.

If you think your child may have autism, take the the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT™), it may be able to help. The M-CHAT™ is a scientifically validated tool for screening children between 16 and 30 months of age to assess their risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It was developed by neuropsychologists Diana Robins and Deborah Fein and clinical psychologist Marianne Barton.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children receive autism screening at 18 and 24 months of age, and the M-CHAT™ is one of the AAP’s recommended tools.

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