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Thirty years of research has proven ABA treatment to be an empirically validated form of therapeutic and educational intervention for children with Autism.learn more
The name "Mea'Alofa" in Samoan means "gift of love" and is used to broadly mean a gift. The Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center, or MASC as it is more commonly known, was founded by parents and therapists who wanted to make a difference for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Hampton Roads Area.Learn More About MASC
Autism is a developmental disability that most often appears during a child's first years of life. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.
Over one half million people in the U.S. today have some form of autism. Its prevalence rate now places it as the third most common developmental disability.
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a form of therapy based on the principles of learning and operant conditioning. Thirty years of research has proven ABA treatment to be an empirically validated form of therapeutic and educational intervention for children with Autism.
• One-on-one behavioral therapy using the principles of ABA and discrete trial teaching.
• Individualized programming for each child.
• Social Skills Groups
• Classes for parents, students, and professionals about autism and ABA.
• School Observations
• Clinical Consultations
• Individualized Education Program development
• Resource and referral services
MASC is a non-profit organization providing ABA Therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. Service areas include: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Northern North Carolina.
NEWS & EVENTS
Provide quality and empirically validated services to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a clinical setting.
• Support families of children with ASD by increasing knowledge of the disorder and its evidence-based treatment.
• Increase awareness of ASD at the community level, to include medical practitioners, school systems and civic organizations.
Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit · 4016 Raintree Road, Suite 200A Chesapeake, VA 23321 · ph: 757.465.3933 fax: 757.465.3944
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