Autism affects the whole family, and we support every family member. Whether through education, stress reduction techniques, or counseling, we empower every family member to achieve a better quality of life.
A well-informed family and a nurturing home environment will strengthen and accelerate your child’s development of new abilities. Parents who understand Cortica’s neurological approach to autism care are able to bring successful techniques into the home.
Families that are supported by an experienced professional who understands their unique situation report lower levels of stress, increased harmony in the home, and greater confidence in their ability to further their child’s growth.
It all begins with your own Family Consultant.
Cortica has encouraged us as parents. They’re teaching us every day. We love sitting in the sessions because we learn so much.C., Dad of 4 year-old with autism
Given the importance of family in Cortica’s comprehensive treatment approach, we match every family with a Family Consultant from our team of specially trained Clinical Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists, and Professional Clinical Counselors. Family Consultants fill a variety of roles, including teacher, counselor, coordinator, and advocate.
Your Family Consultant may recommend a variety of support methods, including parent education and engagement, family counseling, care coordination, and advocacy. We're all in this together!
Cortica’s family education program provides parents a thorough understanding of the philosophy that underpins Cortica’s approach to treatment, as well as careful instruction around the techniques most beneficial for a child’s developmental stage and a family’s needs.
Parent training sessions help support parents in implementing the right “carry-over” activities, so that what the child is learning in therapy sessions is also practiced at home.
Anxiety, fatigue, sleep deprivation, marital stress, and financial strain are just some of the family challenges that may be heightened when a child has autism. Family Consultants work with parents (individually or as couples) and siblings to craft strategies that can help overcome these challenges and support a nurturing environment that’s beneficial to every member of the family.
Cortica’s Family Consultants serve as a singular point of contact for all of a family’s needs. They mobilize specialists from each treatment domain to craft and manage a family’s care, coordinate administrative needs, and find answers to any questions that arise.As Family Consultants deepen their relationships with the families they serve, they are able to anticipate families’ needs and advocate for them at Cortica, at school, and in the community.
Interested in talking with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Family Consultants? Contact us to set up your first visit where you'll meet your own Family Consultant and learn much more about our multi-modal, neurological approach to autism treatment and what makes us unique.
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Take a peek at your future. Download a brochure about the six child development areas that we target and the types of therapies for autism we offer.