"Because the early years of a child"s life are critical in brain development, it is vital for parents and providers to understand the available evidence based practices, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, and the appropriate service options and treatment settings available.Research indicates that early, high intensity intervention, often 2-4 years old may have the best outcomes for improving your child's development. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the only therapy approved by the U.S. Surgeon General in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Areas of development affected can include social skills, communication skills, and daily living skills. Services provided to individuals with autism includes focused 1:1 therapy programs and comprehensive programs that work across multiple developmental areas such as communication, socials skills, managing problem behavior, and daily living skills. When a child receives early intervention services, they have regular and consistent access to a behavioral team who look for specific milestones and track the progress of learning new skills. When a deficiency is detected early by a behavior professional, there is an improved likelihood of reducing this deficiency with dedicated support."