Our program strives to empower adults with autism and IDD to achieve their personal goals.
Independent Identity is a center and community based day program for adults with autism/IDD. Individualized goals and treatment plans are created using principles of ABA in order to maximize potential and quality of life. We serve clients of all ability levels, however we specialize in working with clients with higher levels of need and/or challenging behaviors.
We tailor the program to your needs.
Our dedicated and passionate staff go through extensive training to understand autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), client safety, and learn individual treatment plans. Treatment plans are created and supervised by BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and implemented by Behavior Technicians. Goal areas are targeted to teach independent living and functional skills to our clients in individual and small group settings using principles of ABA.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy for children and adults that focuses on improving specific behaviors, including social skills and adaptive learning skills, and works to decrease challenging behaviors. Reinforcement and environmental changes are used to support positive change. ABA is an evidence based therapeutic intervention for people with autism and other conditions. ABA at independent Identity is implemented in naturalistic settings and in small groups to promote generalization. Our program focuses on working with those who experience challenging behaviors.
Independent Identity is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
We are dependent on donations from the community to keep our doors open to the clients we serve.
Consider donating today. All donations are tax deductible.
Autism and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. Autism looks different in every person. Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are disorders usually present at birth that can effect physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Both ASD and IDD can be accompanied by challenging behaviors such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, and property destruction often due to the inability to communicate.
Founder and Executive Director Jenna Taylor's passion for working with autistic teens and adults began in high school in a class called "Peer Buddy".
There she met her friend Geoffrey. Click here to read their story.