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Anne Carlsen is dedicated to helping children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families enjoy lives of quality and learning at home, at school, and in their communities.
While serving individuals of all ages, ACC believes in the effectiveness and importance of early intervention to help lead to successful outcomes and make a lasting and profound impact on quality of life.
When looking for apps for students on the autism spectrum (ASD), it is important to look at all educational apps and not just those that are tagged as autism apps. They have many of the same learning needs that other students have.
This list was developed to provide apps based on common learning characteristics and traits that are typical for students with ASD.
Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated.
Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
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The Behavior Toolboxes are unique behavior and development resources for professionals who work with children, parents, and families in normal everyday situations, and in special environments where significant learning and behavior problems are encountered.
We offer these insightful tools to any parent or professional currently residing in North Dakota, per our licensing guidelines.
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Social Skills Camp curriculum provides kids the opportunity to learn and further develop skills that are integral to social developmental – including play, language, and adaptive skills. Mixed in with functional learning are fun activities focused on specific themes.
Field trips will provide the opportunity for interaction and turn-taking. Trained and dedicated camp counselors, along with skilled ACC staff, provide assistance to meet campers’ needs.
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Adaptive equipment and assistive devices open up a new world and help people with disabilities gain more independence in their environment.
An on-site technician designs and builds custom equipment like switches and environmental controls to provide children greater independence with daily living activities, leisure time, communication and sensory stimulation.
Anne Carlsen Early Intervention provides home-based services that focus on the family. We help identify learning opportunities and provide material and emotional support, instruction, information, and resources so parents and caregivers can help their children learn and develop to their full potential.
Lekotek by Anne Carlsen offers therapeutic PLAY-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges.
Therapy programs are interwoven into each day at the Anne Carlsen Center. All residents receive extensive therapy from certified therapists who work closely with teachers, medical staff and life skills trainers to ensure therapies are working to help individuals be as functional as possible.
The Taylor Made living model will offer another choice for adults with disabilities and their families different from other community living arrangements.
Unique in design, equipped with technology and outfitted with everyday conveniences of home that buck the current trend in group home facilities—Taylor Made Living will be the new bar raised for expectations of community homes.
The Ideation Center team offers services to individuals with disabilities, organizations, schools and families in North Dakota and surrounding states.
The overall impact of the Ideation Center at ACC is to first ensure that our staff are fully supported and empowered to carry out the mission and vision of ACC.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a methodology created by Howard Glasser to help parents and children discover their greatness together. Originally developed as a way to help intense and challenging children, the Nurtured Heart Approach has been shown to help all children flourish.
Do you go to workshops but come home and don’t have time to implement your new ideas?
Do you need to build your inventory of sensory materials but you have a limited (or no) budget?
Then this workshop is for you!
The Anne Carlsen Center is pleased to offer additional information about the services we provide, including helpful educational resources to assist you.
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