Tampa, Fla. (July 17, 2013) — Early Autism Project, Inc., (EAP), a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children who have autism spectrum disorders, has named Julie Reyes Military Family Liaison.
EAP provides services to families across the country and offers military families comprehensive, TRICARE-approved services at or near their bases. EAP is currently accepting new clients in the Tampa Bay area for in-home and in-school services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.
A military spouse and a parent of a child with autism, Reyes brings both personal and professional experience to EAP. She will serve as military and community liaison.
“Julie’s personal experience as a military spouse and parent of a child with autism, coupled with her professional behavioral training, give her a unique understanding of the advocacy, education and support that benefit children who have autism and their families,” said EAP co-founder Ann Eldridge.
An active volunteer in both the military and local communities, Reyes joined Autism Speaks as a co-chair of the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Tampa Bay. Attendance at the walk has increased by 1,500 people in the two years Reyes has served as co-chair and the 2013 walk raised more than $285,000.
EAP provides ABA therapy, which is widely recognized as an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism and is covered by many private and government insurance providers, including TRICARE, for children between the ages of 20 months and 21 years who have an autism spectrum disorder. EAP provides comprehensive services to children and their families in their homes, in EAP clinics, in schools and at or near military bases throughout the country. For more information, visitwww.earlyautismproject.com.