Building Blocks provides intensive home, school and community-based interventions to children who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, from birth to nine years of age, and their families. Building Blocks uses an approach consistent with the strongly evidence based Early Start Denver Model which is a model that integrates the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis with developmental, relationship-based orientation, particularly the techniques of Floortime. We work collaboratively with Early Intervention programs and school systems, to supplement a child’s existing programs, not to replace them. Building Blocks is supported by founder and clinical consultant Karen Levine, Ph.D.,BCBA-D, member of the ICDL-DIR/Floortime Advisory Board.
Children under the age of 3 years must have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum and be enrolled in an Early Intervention program to be eligible. These services are part of the Department of Public Health Early Intervention Specialty service program..
Children over the age of three may access services through private contracts (funded by parents), school contracts (funded by school system under IEP), and Massachusetts based insurance companies under the (Arica law ). Building Blocks now serves over 200 children in seven geographic areas including Boston and Worcester. For further information or to make a referral, contact Kristy Murphy at 978-624-2320.
For further information or to make a referral, contact Kristy Murphy at 978-624-2320.
Home and community based services by trained autism service providers
“The Arica law has made it possible to take advantage of the wonderful ABA services offered by Building Blocks. This service has been a tremendous help to my son and we are very grateful for services. We use Building Blocks providers for in home and community visits. The providers are professional, knowledgeable, loving and very patient”. The outcome of these services is that my son is thriving and I have a team of professionals to help me tackle current and future problems which is priceless”.
(Mother of 5 year old with ASD)