Our Services

The SEED Center is the premier provider of Autism Services in Connecticut. We strive to create the most effective learning experience at our center, in your home, in your school or in the community.  We provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), parent training, and social skills services to individuals with autism and other related disabilities. As a premier provider of ABA, our team is composed of the most experienced and driven Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) who want to best impact the lives of individuals with autism. The SEED Center stands for The Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development. We stand by our commitment to provide the best treatment for our clients with ABA intervention.  

ABA Services

Our treatment focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis, which is widely recognized as the single most effective treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, ABA has been endorsed as an effective intervention for autism by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Surgeon General. Research studies on the effectiveness of ABA interventions found that in order for treatment to be most effective, the recommended hours of treatment for each individual must be completed.

In addition to our center-based services, The SEED Center provides in-home services to all of Fairfield County. Also, we offer social skills groups for various ages and provide parent training to best help individuals reach their full potential. See the What is ABA Therapy page. 

Social Skills             

One of the most challenging aspects of autism spectrum disorder is to understand social skills. Most people naturally learn behaviors, responses, and social norms without being taught, therefore, they can forget that those with autism need help learning. It can be difficult to pick up on social cues without assistance or intervention. Social skill programs are beneficial to learn greetings, feelings, and social behavior. For children, social skills help demonstrate how to behave in a variety of settings including, the classroom, playground, and at home. For older adults, social skills focus on social etiquette in public, the workplace, at home, etc.  Social skills are important to help a person with autism maintain relationships, engage in conversations, get a job, and become independent.

At The SEED Center, we offer Social Skills Groups for all ages that meet weekly with a registered behavior technician under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The team works together to create a teaching plan that focuses on key skills that can be targeted in social skills groups. The progress of each participant is measured during each session.

Our Social Skills Groups for adults allow them to learn and practice an array of social skills in a safe, supportive environment. Many adults with autism require direct instruction in order to learn and generalize social skills. Our groups incorporate age-appropriate, evidenced-based practices that focus on skill development and learning to think socially. Participants will practice skills in-group and increase their social confidence to take their skills “on the road” at home, post-secondary school and work. Group members participate in fun and engaging activities to learn the skills necessary in social interactions, including:

  • Conversations Skills
  • Assertiveness and Self-Advocacy
  • Initiating and Maintaining Friends
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • Relationships/Dating

Parent Training  

The SEED Center provides the parents and guardians of our clients with support to help them gain valuable skills through being an integral part of services. We help customize services around each family’s unique situation. Parent Training is offered to ensure parents are educated on their child’s programs, progress, etc. Additionally, we provide Parent Training to teach parents how to utilize ABA methods at home, so that efforts are consistent across environments.

Parents, family members, and others play a significant role in the success of ABA intervention. Anyone that interacts with an individual with autism needs to use ABA strategies to ensure that the efforts are consistent in every environment, including the home. Having supportive family members and friends who consistently use the strategies of ABA will provide the necessary support for the individual.

School Consulting

Our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) utilize evidence-based practices and interventions with students to modify behavior and increase language, communication, social, independent play and self-help skills. Consulting services may include:

  • Conducting assessments including Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP)
  • Conducting Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and developing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Developing ABA instructional programs and creating materials to enhance skills acquisition
  • Consultation on individual students or to a classroom of students to address behavioral, social, academic and daily life skill needs
  • Staff training and development in areas of instructional methodology, curriculum development, social skills training, and communication. Workshops are individually tailored to the needs of the school district and participants. Hands-on staff training and modeling of strategies is provided within the classroom
  • Direct ABA services including Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI)
  • BCBA and RBT supervision