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A guide for clinicians

Envision

center


The new Envision Center. Providing SW Michigan’s first full spectrum Autism treatment program.

A timely solution to a growing problem.

As a clinician, you know the challenges of autism and the importance of early intervention. Unfortunately, area families have had limited options for treatment locally. This all changes with the new Envision Center; a comprehensive

At the Envision Center, we offer the comprehensive treatment necessary to address the many facets of autism; a complex developmental disability. We offer the resources to address each child’s individual needs—

The incidence of autism is on the rise. Like you, SRRC has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed in our area. Statistics indicate that the prevalence of autism is increasing at a rate of up to 17% annually. In

autism treatment program brought to you by Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center (SRRC) and Summit Pointe. Located in Battle Creek, the Envision Center provides SW Michigan’s first full spectrum autism treatment program.

from those mildly affected to those facing severe developmental challenges. By referring a child to the Envision Center, you can feel confident that he or she will receive the best, most comprehensive care possible.

fact, one in 110 children are estimated to have an ASD. Unfortunately, there have been few answers. Until now.

At the new Envision Center, families living with autism can now find hope close to home. They can find the proper treatment to address the specific challenges their child faces. They can access the very best care, delivered

by experienced, trusted professionals who understand the many aspects of autism. And when you refer a child to the Envision Center, you’re helping him or her receive the exact care needed right in Battle Creek, under one roof, close to home and family.

“We now have a special place to go to receive

coordinated services and support, plus the comfort of a caring team—a tremendous

Envision

center

relief when facing the life-

changing world of ASD. Teresa Mother of an autistic child


The new Envision Center. Providing SW Michigan’s first full spectrum Autism treatment program.

A timely solution to a growing problem.

As a clinician, you know the challenges of autism and the importance of early intervention. Unfortunately, area families have had limited options for treatment locally. This all changes with the new Envision Center; a comprehensive

At the Envision Center, we offer the comprehensive treatment necessary to address the many facets of autism; a complex developmental disability. We offer the resources to address each child’s individual needs—

The incidence of autism is on the rise. Like you, SRRC has noticed a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed in our area. Statistics indicate that the prevalence of autism is increasing at a rate of up to 17% annually. In

autism treatment program brought to you by Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center (SRRC) and Summit Pointe. Located in Battle Creek, the Envision Center provides SW Michigan’s first full spectrum autism treatment program.

from those mildly affected to those facing severe developmental challenges. By referring a child to the Envision Center, you can feel confident that he or she will receive the best, most comprehensive care possible.

fact, one in 110 children are estimated to have an ASD. Unfortunately, there have been few answers. Until now.

At the new Envision Center, families living with autism can now find hope close to home. They can find the proper treatment to address the specific challenges their child faces. They can access the very best care, delivered

by experienced, trusted professionals who understand the many aspects of autism. And when you refer a child to the Envision Center, you’re helping him or her receive the exact care needed right in Battle Creek, under one roof, close to home and family.

“We now have a special place to go to receive

coordinated services and support, plus the comfort of a caring team—a tremendous

Envision

center

relief when facing the life-

changing world of ASD. Teresa Mother of an autistic child


Many Questions. One Answer. What is the face of today’s autistic child? 83% of children with ASD are boys. 81% are white. But whatever their race or sex, children with autism live lives set apart. They have difficulty communicating and connecting with others. They struggle to form the everyday social bonds most of us take for granted. It’s a frustrating, often lonely, existence. But it doesn’t have to be this way. At the Envision Center, we treat the broad range of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

• Classic Autism: Considered the most severe type of ASD. People with Classic Autism have severe difficulty interacting socially. They often show no affection and shun emotional and physical contact with others. • Aspergers Syndrome: A person with Aspergers can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Children show deficiencies in social skills. They compulsively cling to rituals, getting upset

to any change in their routines. They also have great difficulty in reading body language and social cues. • Child Disintegrative Disorder: Children impacted by this start to regress between the ages of two and four. Their communications skills, social behavior, and fine motor skills can all be impacted.

• Rett Syndrome: Occurs mostly in females and is characterized by poor head growth. Early symptoms include loss of muscle tone, problems crawling and diminished eye contact. • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified): This includes people who exhibit many or all different types of ASD and do not fit within any of the disorders above.


Many Questions. One Answer. What is the face of today’s autistic child? 83% of children with ASD are boys. 81% are white. But whatever their race or sex, children with autism live lives set apart. They have difficulty communicating and connecting with others. They struggle to form the everyday social bonds most of us take for granted. It’s a frustrating, often lonely, existence. But it doesn’t have to be this way. At the Envision Center, we treat the broad range of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

• Classic Autism: Considered the most severe type of ASD. People with Classic Autism have severe difficulty interacting socially. They often show no affection and shun emotional and physical contact with others. • Aspergers Syndrome: A person with Aspergers can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Children show deficiencies in social skills. They compulsively cling to rituals, getting upset

to any change in their routines. They also have great difficulty in reading body language and social cues. • Child Disintegrative Disorder: Children impacted by this start to regress between the ages of two and four. Their communications skills, social behavior, and fine motor skills can all be impacted.

• Rett Syndrome: Occurs mostly in females and is characterized by poor head growth. Early symptoms include loss of muscle tone, problems crawling and diminished eye contact. • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified): This includes people who exhibit many or all different types of ASD and do not fit within any of the disorders above.


PEDIATRICIAN

Why Envision Center? When it comes to treating the many facets of autism, there really is no better option than the Envision Center. Consider the following: • Ours is the first program in SW Michigan to provide all the necessary ASD resources under one roof. • Our assessment model is based on the proven University of Michigan assessment model.

• At the Envision Center, each child has his or her own case manager ensuring oneon-one treatment and better communi- cation between the family and all of the child’s providers.

ASSESSMENT

TREATMENT TEAM

• Therapy at the Envision Center is tailored to each child’s specific needs, thereby ensuring better outcomes.

Envision a brighter future. Autism is a harsh reality for many children and their families. But it doesn’t have to be. Early detection and treatment can make all the difference. If you’re interested in referring a child, contact the Envision Center today for more information. The time for treatment is now.

CASE MANAGEMENT

PARENT SUPPORT AND COUNSELING

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

BEHAVIOR THERAPY

(269) 965-3206 email: envision@sw-rehab.org SPEECH THERAPY

SOCIAL SKILLS THERAPY

ABA THERAPY

DIRECT FLOOR TIME


PEDIATRICIAN

Why Envision Center? When it comes to treating the many facets of autism, there really is no better option than the Envision Center. Consider the following: • Ours is the first program in SW Michigan to provide all the necessary ASD resources under one roof. • Our assessment model is based on the proven University of Michigan assessment model.

• At the Envision Center, each child has his or her own case manager ensuring oneon-one treatment and better communi- cation between the family and all of the child’s providers.

ASSESSMENT

TREATMENT TEAM

• Therapy at the Envision Center is tailored to each child’s specific needs, thereby ensuring better outcomes.

Envision a brighter future. Autism is a harsh reality for many children and their families. But it doesn’t have to be. Early detection and treatment can make all the difference. If you’re interested in referring a child, contact the Envision Center today for more information. The time for treatment is now.

CASE MANAGEMENT

PARENT SUPPORT AND COUNSELING

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

BEHAVIOR THERAPY

(269) 965-3206 email: envision@sw-rehab.org SPEECH THERAPY

SOCIAL SKILLS THERAPY

ABA THERAPY

DIRECT FLOOR TIME


Envision

center

Contact: 393 E. Roosevelt Battle Creek, MI 49017 (269) 965-3206 envision@sw-rehab.org


Envision Center - A guide for Clinicians