Genesis Behavior Center, Inc. is pleased to provide a center-based option for programs. At this time, the center-based option is available only for families whose children are enrolled in Early Intensive Behavior Treatment (EIBT) programs (see “Our Services” page for more information)
The Genesis center is located on the grounds of Turlock Learning Center (TLC), a preschool, kindergarten, and after-school care facility located in Turlock, California. Children receiving EIBT therapy at the center receive the same 1:1 intervention format as in the home, but also have readily available opportunities for assisted interaction with typically developing peers (as appropriate, and as determined by each child’s IEP team). In addition, when the child’s IEP team deems it appropriate for the child to begin integration into a classroom environment, TLC is one option available to the team for the child’s preschool and kindergarten needs.
Center-based programs offer a great option for dual-income families, who do not have an adult at home during the day to facilitate a home-based EIBT program. The pros and cons of home-based versus center-based programming should be evaluated and determined on an individual basis, with each child’s and family’s needs in mind. It is Genesis’ hope that the provision of a center-based option allows greater access to intervention for children who would not otherwise be able to receive it.