Clinic provides children with autism spectrum and related disorders with effective, evidence-based treatment
For Immediate Release
Tampa, Fla. March 26, 2014 — Early Autism Project (EAP), Inc., today announced it is accepting clients for its new clinic, which will open in early June at 3217 S. MacDill Ave. EAP offers the highest quality of intensive, research-based behavioral treatment for children and young adults between the ages of 20 months and 21 years with autism spectrum and related disorders.
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. ABA 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.
Julie Reyes, a military spouse and a parent of a child with autism, has been named center director and is responsible for the management of the Tampa clinic operations. She also serves as military and community liaison.
“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 Tampa area will benefit from the leadership of Julie, whose 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 to 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 with 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. For more information, visit www.EarlyAutismProject.com.