AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 1 in 44 children. The majority of children are diagnosed after age 4, however, autism can be diagnosed as young as age 2. The cause of autism is unknown, but studies indicate that genetics and environment are both contributing factors. Autism is frequently associated with additional medical and mental health conditions, including ADHD (30-61%), chronic sleep problems (>50%), anxiety disorders (11-40%), depression (7% of children and 26% of adults), chronic gastrointestinal disorders (8 time more likely), epilepsy (up to 33%), and more. Approximately 40% of autistic children are nonverbal.
Characteristics of Autism
Difficulties with social interactions Deteriorated activities and interests
Language development delays Wandering or eloping
Repetitive body movements Self-injury
Repetitive behaviors Sensory concerns
How Oxford Recovery Center Help
We believe that autism is a medical condition which can be treated in our Autism Recovery Through Synergy (ARTS) program. Offering early intervention for children as young at 18 months old can significantly benefit them in areas such as learning, communication, social skills, and underlying brain development. Many children with autism undergo multiple therapies to help them reach their fullest potential. Here at Oxford Recovery Center, we offer all of these services in one location, allowing more time to be spent focusing on the therapy goals for your child.
At ORC, we provide ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services and one-on-one care with a behavioral technician. On average, the child to Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) ratio of 6:1 is lower than most other ABA centers, allowing our clinicians to spend more quality time with each child. Our ABA services are unique at ORC. While other centers determine six months of a child’s program after one hour of observation, ORC uses the Early Start Denver Model which focuses on developmental improvements and relationship building skills. We will start the intake process with a parent interview, two weeks of evaluation to learn about a child’s individual needs, and then set customized goals. CLICK HERE to learn more about what makes our ABA program unique.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Research has shown that individuals with autism have less blood flow to particular regions of the brain, increased neuroinflammation, more gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and evidence of oxidative stress. Decreased blood flow to parts of the brain that are related to language comprehension may contribute to the non-verbal characteristics that are common in autism. HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure, saturating the plasma and oxygenating the entire body. HBOT has been proven to reduce inflammation systemically, lower oxidative stress, and increase circulating stem cells, up to 800% after twenty sessions, which leads to the possibility of regrowth of certain brain cells.
ARTS™ & ABA Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Research Articles and Studies
Genetic and Epigenetic Etiology Underlying Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Autism Community in Action
Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
Built on Cutting Edge Research: Tami Peterson’s Dissertation on Autism and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy May Improve Symptoms in Autistic Children
Are you a mom or dad struggling with the thought of putting your child with autism into school? Feeling that they just might not be ready for school? Oxford Recovery Center has an insurance covered ABA based program lead by certified BCBA’s called ABA Academy. We help your child gain the necessary skills and behaviors they need to be successful in school, whenever that time may be.
ABA therapy increases positive behaviors to replace problem behaviors in children with autism. Children are taught the skills that will make them more successful in their home, school, and communities. We provide center-based ABA services and other beneficial therapies like Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, art classes, music classes, and more.
We are always trying to find new, innovative ways to make therapy more exciting for our ARTS™ Autism clients. Our program at Camp ABA reintroduces ABA therapy in a way that’s exciting and full of new activities like shelter building, camp craft, scavenger hunts, and more. ABA doesn’t have to be sterile, and we want our clients to experience the communities around them.