New Orleans, LA — October 24, 2011 –Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) has expanded their services to the Seattle Tacoma Metro area and surrounding communities.
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), with headquarters in Culver City, California, is proud to announce that their therapy services are now available in the New Orleans Area. AST provides autism therapy support and programs to families, schools, individuals and communities.
From its inception, AST served as a compassionate advocate for children and families navigating the challenges of autism. AST is guided by the principle that the best results are achieved with family focused programs and hands on parental involvement grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) overseen by highly experienced and trained clinicians. AST is passionate about its work and dedicated to its mission. This passion and dedication continues to earn AST recognition as an innovative, world-class agency with the highest level of ethics and clinical standards.
In regards to the recent move into the Louisiana Autism community AST’s Founder, Dr. William Frea says, “We are very excited to be serving individuals with autism and their families in the state of Louisiana. Our innovative treatments are grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is the most evidence-based approach to treating autism. We are proud to be serving the Louisiana autism community and to continue improving the lives of those affected by autism.”
New Orleans is home to a dedicated and passionate, but underserved autism support community. Dr. Andrea Ridgeway, AST’s Vice President of Clinical Services, lived in New Orleans for 6 years and developed a lifelong connection to the community during her time there. She always believed that when AST began providing its ABA services outside of California, New Orleans would be an excellent place to start. Dr. Ridgeway is elated to realize this hope, and is certain that Autism Spectrum Therapies will provide a meaningful contribution to the New Orleans community for many years to come. Mindy Rothstein, PH.D is acting as AST’s lead representative in New Orleans. Mindy has an extensive background in ABA therapies and is thrilled to be in New Orleans and providing support for the autism community.
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) provides autism therapy services based off of the latest Applied Behavioral Analysis research and findings. AST is able to tailor their programs to best fit the needs of individuals with autism, their families, school districts and communities.
AST’s autism therapy programs are based on scientifically-proven methods designed to develop language and social skills within developmentally-appropriate play activities and natural family routines. As the child grows, the autism therapy program expands to incorporate other play and social opportunities available at school and in the wider community.
AST is very proud of their educated and experienced staff that is devoted to providing excellent support services and programs. With over a dozen PH.D’s, and more than 50 board certified behavior analysts, AST has a strong presence in the autism therapy community.