Potential Inc. engages children and adults with autism in personalized programs that help them realize their full potential.
Every person with autism will lead a successful life of value.
At Potential, we have respect for people and show compassion through teamwork and integrity.
Programs and Services
Our services are available for all ages (from 1-64 years of age) and each client's program is individually tailored to meet his/her needs. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior (VB) are used in a one-on-one setting either in our center, at a client's home or school, or in the community.
ABA uses scientifically validated and research-based techniques and principles to increase useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. At Potential, we use ABA in all of our programs, including:
- Behavioral Services - Behavior Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) work with clients to help address skill areas such as communication, social, relationship, self-care, employment, family, and more.
- Speech and Language - speech therapy services provided by ASHA-certified pathologists to address a number of auditory or expressive needs.
- The Springtime School - our on-site, licensed, private elementary and high school, addresses the needs of children in grades 1-8 in a year-round setting under the instruction of certified Special Education Teachers and paraprofessionals.
- Toilet Training - using a modified version of the "Toilet Training in Less than a Day" program, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are able to pinpoint and quickly resolve problem areas.
- Social Skills - we offer two programs that address social skills: our 8-week Social Skills classes and our Make a Friend program - both of which promote the development of core skills like joint attention, social play, language, problem-solving, relationship management, etc.
- Occupational Therapy - our OT works with clients to develop independent living skills through daily activities that engage fine, gross, and visual-motor skills, interpersonal skills, and self-management skills.
- Bridge the Gap - these week-long mini summer camps are designed to "bridge the gap" between the school year and Extended School Year (ESY), and include activities such as art, music, water and outdoor play, as well as social skills activities.
- Adult Services - we provide a number of services as part of the Medical Assistance program known as the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW), including: Community Inclusion, Job Finding/Assessment, Supported Employment, Behavior Specialist, and Respite.