Vista Autism Services has announced that on June 20, 2019, it will open a new location for its Early Intervention program. The new location – at 659 Spring Garden Drive in Middletown – will support the rapid growth of the program that was established just a year and a half ago.
Early Intervention provides intensive Applied Behavior Analysis at the time of diagnosis and is the first clinic-based program in Pennsylvania for children ages 12 months through 6 years of age with autism. The program engages young children in playful context to improve a range of pro-social behaviors, build meaningful connections between the child and caregivers, and decrease undesirable behaviors.
The new location was made possible through funding from John E. Fullerton, Inc., The Anne M. and Phillip H. Glatfelter III Family Foundation, The Hershey Company, LFA Foundation, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and The Donald B. & Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.
“The autism community deserves a program that delivers on the promise of over 50 years of empirical research – and this program is designed to do just that,” said Kirsten Yurich, CEO, in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled to have a great space in an accessible location in order to provide the service to more families and offer hope to new generations.”
Vista Autism Services is a nonprofit 501c3 that provides autism services to children and adults in Central Pennsylvania. Its Early Intervention serves children year round, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. More information about Vista Early Intervention can be found at vistaautismservices.org.