Clinic provides children with autism spectrum and related disorders with effective, evidence-based treatment
For Immediate Release
Rock Hill, S.C. (April 28, 2014)–Early Autism Project, Inc., (EAP), today announced it will open a clinic in Rock Hill to provide local families the highest quality of intensive, research-based behavioral treatment for children and young adults ages 20 months to 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders.
The clinic is located at 2460 India Hook Rd, Ste. 104 and 105 under the direction of Spencer Ramsey, an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and is accepting new clients.
For more than a decade, EAP has been a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, which is widely recognized as an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism and is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and American Academy of Pediatrics as the treatment of choice for autism.EAP provides services to families across the country and offers military families comprehensive, TRICARE-approved services at or near their bases.
On March 27, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data revealing one in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago.
Ramsey began her career in ABA more than 13 years ago as a line therapist for her son, who was diagnosed with autism. She joined EAP in 2008 and most recently served as clinic supervisor, providing program development, training, and supervision services for clinical staff, families and school districts in South Carolina. In her new role as director of the Rock Hill clinic, Ramsey will be responsible for the management of all clinic operations, including the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
“Providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help more children with autism spectrum and related disorders reach their full potential is a primary goal for Early Autism Project,” said Ann Eldridge, EAP executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Families in the Rock Hill area will benefit from the leadership of Spencer, who started her career as an ABA therapist so that her son would receive the best treatment possible. Spencer’s personal experience as a 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.”
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 and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years who have an autism spectrum and related disorders. 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. EAP also offers ABA services to members of South Carolina Baby Net and recipients of the Medicaid Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Waiver. For more information, visit www.earlyautismproject.com.