Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) provides autistic adults with help and support extremely hard to find elsewhere. Our fourth RCAAS article focuses on their Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC).
How the IOC operates:
- Treatment provided via the IOC includes comprehensive behavioral/medical evaluation aimed at documenting the existence and underlying cause(s) of any behavioral challenges that patients may be experiencing
- Information collected from the evaluation phase of treatment is then used to develop and implement effective intervention informed by the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA)
- Once the effectiveness of an intervention package has been demonstrated within the IOC, individual patients will be encouraged to gradually spend more time in less intrusive community-based environments, ultimately resulting in a return to fully integrated community-based support
This RCAAS program plays a vital role in helping adults with autism develop skills and coping mechanisms that enable them to reach their full potential.