ABA Scope of Services

Program Description

This program will serve children, adolescents, and adults from Livingston County who have autism or a related disorder and are seeking support with the needs presented with these diagnoses. The program will provide assessments for them to assist in determining strengths and needs as well as interests and family priorities. The caregivers of clients will participate in one-to-one caregiver support meetings as well as caregivers in small groups as prescribed. 

 

The clients will participate in one-to-one ABA assent-based therapy as well as client small groups and sibling socials as prescribed. Service settings include WSC Brighton ABA Clinic, home, and community. The treatment plan encompasses the 7 domains of learning which include Language, Socialization, Play, Cognition, Motor, Adaptive, and Executive Functioning. Training occurs in 2 formats: Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET). After the mastery of acquisition skills maintenance and generalization are presented on a tapered schedule.  

Program Location

Brighton, MI

Program Hours of Availability

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-7:00 pm & Saturdays 12:004:30 pm 

Program Contact Information
Sam Stone

E-mail:  samanthas@wskills.com

Phone: (810) 534-6210

Fax: (810) 227-1344

Summary of Service

Clinical Services ABA Program provides individuals with the opportunity to use skills to support needs, develop daily living skills, discover interests, and expand social skills in a supported assent-based setting Additionally, services encompass the 7 domains of learning which include Language, Socialization, Play, Cognition, Motor, Adaptive, and Executive Functioning. Training occurs in 2 formats: Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET). After the mastery of acquisition skills maintenance and generalization. Adolescent and adult services also include job readiness & job coaching, daily living i.e., adulting skills, supporting a healthy self-image, relationship skills, and self-advocacy. This is accomplished by incorporating individualized needs, abilities, and functional skills with the curriculum, as well as caregiver preferences. The program improves the quality of life and encourages independence and advocacy by ensuring that all participants receive the support and assistance they need to be set for success.  

Staff Experience

WSC staff backgrounds include master and bachelors’ education, psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis degrees and experience in the areas of recreation and leisure therapy, school paraprofessional, speech therapy, trauma therapy, criminal justice, psychology, service industry and management. 

 

In addition, staff participates in annual or biannual job specific training in Recipient Rights, Blood Borne Pathogens, Person Centered Planning, Grievance & Appeals, Deficit Reduction, Limited English Proficiency, CPR/First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness. In addition, senior staff participate in Medication Administration Review, which includes distribution and storage of medication only allowable following the written orders of a licensed physician for the purpose of maintaining health and treatment.   

Population(s) Served

Children (18 months-13 years), adolescents (13-18 years), and adults (18 years and up) from Livingston County who have autism or a related disorder.

Referral Process

An authorization for service form is completed by referring agent or a case manager to Work Skills Clinical Services.  Referrals can be made to (810)534-6210.

Who can make a referral

Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Transitional Coordinators, self-referrals, Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH), and private insurance carriers.

How is a referral made

Individuals are referred for admission to services through Community Mental Health, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Medical and Vocational Case Managers, self-referrals, families, by other service providers, such as service coordinators, therapists and/or hospital social workers. An authorization for service form is completed by referring agent, individual or family member to the WSC Employment Services Manager to start the intake process.   Referrals can be made to (810) 534-6163 Amy or (810) 534-6128 Rob. 

Documents or information the consumer needs in order to enroll

Depending on the service authorized, a participant may be required to provide a social security card, insurance card, physicians script, operator’s license, state ID card, or birth certificate.

Funding Source

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH), private pay, and private insurance carriers.

Cost to Consumer

Pay rates vary on the service needed and can be obtained upon request if not referred by Michigan Rehabilitation Services or Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH).

WSC shares information about the scope of our services with
  • The persons served 
  • Families/support systems, in accordance with the choices of the persons served 
  • Private Referral and other Resources 
  • Payers and Funding Sources  
  • Other Relevant Stakeholders 
  • The General Public  
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services 
  • Livingston County Community Mental Health 
  • WSC Staff, Management Team and Board

WSC also reviews the scope of its services annually and updates it as necessary. 

Speech Therapy Scope of Services

Program Description

This program will serve children, adolescents, and adults from Livingston County who have speech and language impairments or a related disorder and are seeking support with the needs presented with these diagnoses. Diagnoses may include needs related to articulation, expressive/receptive language, pragmatics, cognitive communication, swallowing, etc. The program will provide assessments for them to assist in determining strengths and needs as wells as interests and family priorities. The caregivers of clients will participate in one-to-one caregiver support meetings as prescribed. 

 

The clients will participate in one-to-one speech and language therapy based upon a treatment plan created from evaluation results, client needs, caregiver input, and progress monitoring. Service settings include WSC Brighton ABA Clinic, home, and community.  

Program Location

Brighton, MI

Program Hours of Availability

Monday-Friday 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Program Contact Information
Taylor Picano

E-mail: taylorp@wskills.com

Phone: (810) 534-6151

Fax: (810) 227-1344

Summary of Service

Clinical Services Speech Therapy Program provides individuals with the opportunity to develop skills related to articulation, language, pragmatics, cognitive communication, swallowing, etc. These skills are targeted based on a treatment plan that includes strengths/weakness, client interest, and caregiver input. As skills develop and progress is made, goals are adjusted in order to focus on accuracy maintenance while increasing the client’s independence. Progress is monitored on a quarterly basis, allowing for goal adjustment as deemed appropriate. 

Staff Experience

The onsite speech and language pathologist holds a master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. The SLP maintains the requirements to practice by holding a speech and language pathology license in the state of Michigan in addition to the national Certificate of Clinical Competence.The SLP has experience in the field of school-based services, autism spectrum disorder, and augmentative and alternative communication.

Population(s) Served

Children (18 months-13 years), adolescents (13-18 years), and adults (18 years and up) from Livingston County who have speech and language needs.

Referral Process

An authorization for service form is completed by referring agent or a case manager to Work Skills Clinical Services.  Referrals can be made to (810)534-6151.

Who can make a referral

Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Transitional Coordinators, self-referrals, Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH), and private insurance carriers.

How is a referral made

Individuals are referred for admission to services through Michigan Rehabilitation Services, self-referrals, Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH), and private insurance to start the intake process. Referrals can be made to the speech and language pathologist, Taylor Picano, at (810)534-6151.

Documents or information the consumer needs in order to enroll

Depending on the service authorized, a participant may be required to provide a social security card, insurance card, physicians script, operator’s license, state ID card, or birth certificate.

Funding Source

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH), private pay, and private insurance carriers.

Cost to Consumer

Pay rates vary on the service needed and can be obtained upon request if not referred by Michigan Rehabilitation Services or Livingston County Community Mental Health (LCCMH).

WSC shares information about the scope of our services with
  • The persons served 
  • Families/support systems, in accordance with the choices of the persons served 
  • Private Referral and other Resources 
  • Payers and Funding Sources  
  • Other Relevant Stakeholders 
  • The General Public  
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services 
  • Livingston County Community Mental Health 
  • WSC Staff, Management Team and Board 

WSC also reviews the scope of its services annually and updates it as necessary. 

100 Summit Street
Brighton, MI 48116

810.534.6210

810.227.1344