Types of Therapeutic Programs
IGNITE is an early learner therapeutic program. It is a full day program scheduled from 9am – 3pm. The day is divided into two parts – one session in the morning and another in the afternoon. The typical age range for IGNITE is 2-6.
RISE is a therapeutic program for children who are more advanced in their skills, but still seek school-readiness skills. It is a daytime, school-like program focused on applying foundational learning skills to achieve more advanced mastery of academic, independence, and social goals. Children must master their IGNITE goals before transitioning to RISE, as they will be required to demonstrate a higher level of independence.
FOCUS is an afterschool therapy program for individuals that go to school during the day but that are looking for additional support. The program emphasizes the strengthening of school-appropriate social skills and independence in the day-to-day situations that the learner face, including interacting with peers, appropriately handling competitiveness, and working on teams. FOCUS places emphasis on providing learners more skills to interact in their community and gain community awareness. They will have opportunities to interact and “bridge the gap” between client and community.
Therapeutic programs are typically paid through private insurance (a child must have an autism diagnosis and ABA coverage). Our staff can determine for you if your insurance will cover IGNITE, RISE, or FOCUS. Private pay options are also available, and families can select a therapy frequency that is within their budget. For families with Medicaid that demonstrate economic hardship, Westside provides sponsorship that makes therapeutic programs more accessible.