Early Autism Program

The Early Autism Program (EAP) is unique in Buffalo and Western New York offering Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) for children from birth to five years of age with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Early Autism Program employs methodology derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy).

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Eligibility: The Early Autism Program serves children from birth though 5 years of age with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder using ABA therapy. The eligibility determination for ABA therapy for autism begins with a referral to the Early Intervention Program (for children under 3 years old) or the child’s local school district (for 3 and 4 year old children). If the child is determined to be eligible for ABA therapy services through the Early Autism Program, admission is based on available openings.
Contact: For more information about Summit’s Early Autism Program, call us at (716) 629-3400. We can answer any questions you may have about the program. We will obtain some information from you about your child and describe the steps necessary to begin services. Before ABA therapy services can begin, placement must be approved by the county or school district in which you reside.