April is Autism Awareness Month! One of the most common developmental disabilities among children and adults is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Quest, Inc. provides lifelong programs and support to individuals living with ASD so that they may live, learn, work, play and thrive in the community.
Do you know the facts?
-About 70 million people in the world have some form of ASD
-1 in 68 children in the U.S. have ASD
-Mild forms of ASD often go unnoticed or undiagnosed
-The risk of ASD is higher in boys (1 in 42) than in girls (1 in 189)
-The myth that vaccines cause ASD has been scientifically proven to be false
-What causes ASD is still unknown
The Quest Team and students decked in blue on World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd)!
At Quest Kids Academy we provide services to children living with ASD. Quest Kids Academy Director, Melissa Lopez, says, “We offer highly individualized programs to meet the needs of all our students. No two people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder are alike, and seeing the positive changes that our programs make in student’s lives makes my work even better."
Quest serves many individuals living with ASD at our training centers in Orlando and Tampa. We offer vocational programs, small group employment and supported employment opportunities for adults living with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Hunter Williams, Quest Kids Director, said, “The biggest difference that separates us from other providers is our commitment to research and training talented behavior analysts to apply their science to individualize the care of the children and youth we serve. We are able to keep our lead analysts for many years, increasing our ability to remain the best program in Central Florida.”
Quest Kids focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy which is scientifically proven to enhance a child’s skills and help overcome behavioral challenges and reach many milestones in their lives. Quest Kids offerings include Quest Swims, as well as health and safety programs.
Quest serves 1,000 individuals each day, a large number of those living with ASD. We have the right training, tools and awesome team members to transform lives. Learn more about Quest’s programs by visiting www.questinc.org.