Parents and Caregivers
As a Cornerstone parent or caregiver, you are an active partner in your child’s development. You’re the front line to re-emphasize the skills and instruction of treatment in your home and daily life — always encouraging, nurturing and celebrating milestones along the way. Cornerstone will train you in behavior-therapy functions and correct methods to develop routines and reinforcements. Home visits by our Board Certified Behavior Analyst or senior clinician are available.
Because your child may struggle to verbalize their day, a communication notebook travels between therapy and home. The notebook provides you with daily progress reports and offers recommendations based on therapists’ one-on-one feedback, classroom sessions, peer interaction, auxiliary therapy such as speech, occupational and art, and more. The notebook also shares valuable information with our therapists about your child’s behavior at home and provides information for monthly, quarterly and semi-annual progress reports, after which your child’s treatment plan may be revised to reflect results.
Parent Events and Resources
We want parents to be an integral part of the team. To that end, we employ two very special people who offer many talents in this regard. Our Training Coordinator teaches various workshops and Behavior Tools classes and our Breakfast and Behavior series. Our Parent Liaison is a parent of a child with autism herself, so she walks the walk. She is available to spend time with parents, discussing issues and offering suggestions on a variety of topics. Visit our event page and our resources page for more helpful information.