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Lighthouse Autism Center Announces Expansion of ABA Services in Iowa
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Jan 24, 2023, 9:00 AM ET
Leading ABA Provider Set to Open Newest Location in Davenport, IADAVENPORT, IOWA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Lighthouse Autism Center, a leading provider of center-based, Applied Behavior Analysis ("ABA") therapy, today announced a new center location in Davenport, Iowa. Lighthouse Autism Center is currently the largest ABA provider in Indiana with a network of locations across Indiana, southwest Michigan, and central Illinois. Davenport Autism Center will be Lighthouse’s first center to open in the state of Iowa. The Davenport center is slated to open in the spring of 2023 and will provide autism services to 21 families and create over 32 new jobs in the area. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders, with approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As the need for services grow, Lighthouse Autism Center continues to pursue its mission of bringing the highest quality autism therapy to communities that need them.
Traci Meador, Regional Clinical Director of Lighthouse’s Davenport location noted, “Many of the therapists and families I have worked with over the years have Iowa roots and I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to collaborate firsthand with Hawkeye families. With over 10 years of experience in ABA, I feel confident in saying Lighthouse is not only a compassionate provider that offers the highest quality clinical services, but they are an organization that acts with integrity, providing the highest level of care to every single learner and their family. With the newest center in Davenport, we are excited to continue our mission of bringing exceptional ABA services to communities that need them.”
About Lighthouse Autism Center
Lighthouse Autism Center offers autism therapy in a natural, play-based environment. Children are immersed in imaginary spaces where they can naturally explore their interests, engage in sensory experiences, and practice language. At the newest center in Davenport, Iowa, children will have the opportunity to benefit from Lighthouse Fusion®, a unique clinical model that fuses the best practices of ABA and speech therapy into one innovative approach to autism treatment. Fusing speech into therapy programs gives the learners the language they need, to have their own voice. Developed by a team of dually certified BCBA/SLP’s, some of only a handful in the world, children can participate in co-treat sessions where three clinicians collaborate with one child to develop goals and deliver therapy. Through this model, children are making greater progress, faster, all while having fun.
Headquartered in Mishawaka, Indiana, Lighthouse was founded in 2012 by Gregg and Sandy Maggioli, the parents of a child with autism. Over the past ten years, Lighthouse has grown into a leading center-based ABA therapy provider for children on the autism spectrum, with a network of centers across Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and now Iowa. Lighthouse Autism Center believes that each child has unique and unlimited potential and is committed to bringing together compassionate care and clinical excellence to unlock that potential. For more information about Lighthouse, visit the company's website at www.lighthouseautismcenter.com.