Hope for every child, every family.™

LAC Blog

All posts by visualblaze

My Child & Autism: Finding Community

When facing the challenges of parenting a child with autism, it’s important for caregivers to understand they are not alone. With 1 in 61 children diagnosed with autism, there are many parents and caregivers going through the same struggles. At Lighthouse, we understand the importance of these caregivers finding a supportive community with others who are experiencing the same daily tasks, challenges and joys that they are.

LAC encourages families to get to know each other, as no one better understands what you are going through than other families going through the same thing. Parents dropping off and picking up their children often get to know each other, and can get together for play dates, coffee, or even just for a quick conversation before picking their kids up from the center. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere where families can support each other and their children.

Looking for support for your child with autism? Contact LAC today!

My Child & Autism: The Lighthouse Goal

At Lighthouse Autism Center, the ultimate goal is to provide each school-age child with the skills to transition back to a classroom setting that is appropriate for them. While the majority of children at LAC are enrolled for an average of two years, each child is unique, and some are enrolled for a shorter or longer period of time in order for them to reach the goal of transitioning back to school.

When a child is ready to transition back to school, LAC plays a very active role in the transition. We do this through attendance at IEP meetings, observing children in the classroom, and working with teachers and families to support the child’s successful transition back to school.

While this can be a scary and challenging time for families, LAC is there to provide support to both the child and family during this exciting time. We want families to know that the entire LAC team is there to help them make this transition and will continue to serve as a support in order to help the child reach their fullest potential.

Have a child in need of ABA or speech therapy? Contact LAC today!