Autism (ASD) Services

Easterseals Central California is a leader in providing comprehensive, evidence-based evaluation and treatment for individuals from birth through young adulthood diagnosed on the autism spectrum. We offer innovative therapies as well as training, support, and education services to create life-changing solutions for those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.

We are focused on four goals:


Heather Pint
Director of Autism Services, Behavior Consultant - Aptos
831-684-2166 x127 

Drea Strompf
PLAY Project Consultant - Fresno

Easterseals Central California's Autism Services include: 

The ASD Parent Mentor Program

The ASD Parents Mentor Program is composed of parents of children with autism who have been trained and supplied with resource materials in English and Spanish. These mentors provide peer support as well as up-to-date, accessible information on ASD to inform and empower other parents to become their child's best teachers and advocates.

Behavior Intervention Services

Behavior Intervention Services provides consultation and support for school staff in order to maximize the academic, behavioral and social skills of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from preschool through adulthood within their educational, home and community settings.

Early Intervention Autism Program

The Early Intervention Autism Program provides early intervention for ages 0-3. It is designed to build meaningful behavioral, self-help, language, communication, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and social and emotional skills.

Educational Services

The Educational Services program provides services that supplement those normally offered by public schools. These services include: one-to-one assistance, sign language interpretation, adapted physical education, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, behavior intervention and home teaching.

PLAY Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters)

PLAY Project is a unique home-based parent education program based on Dr. Stanley Greenspan's developmental approach. It's a tiered program in which children ages 0-6 and their families are trained by our Home Consultant and PLAY Tutor so parents can become the primary providers of this method. This program is active in Fresno County.


SibShops are workshops specifically designed to meet the unique needs of typically-developing siblings (ages 8-13) of children with disabilities or special needs. A lively, action packed, four-hour workshop that mixes information and discussion activities with new games, an opportunity to make new friends and share experiences with other kids who can relate to their situation. This program is active in Monterey County.

Stepping Stones Triple P

Stepping Stones Triple P, a specialized component of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. Developed in Australia, Triple P is supported by over 30 years of research and is now used in 22 countries and over 20 states. Triple P is designed to help parents develop a more positive relationship with their child, gain confidence to handle challenging behaviors and prevent them before they begin, and build a stronger and happier family unit. This program is active in Santa Cruz County.

Strengthening Special Families

Strenghtening Special Families is a home visitation program that teaches parents of young children how to play with and relate to their child to help the child progress more rapidly through the typical developmental stages of early childhood. Parents also participate in trainings and discussions groups to share experiences. This program is active in Monterey County.

Information and Resources about Autism

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