Proudly affiliated to CARD, world leaders in autism treatment. The Star Academy’s Board Certified Autism Instructors deliver individualised, top quality tailor-made ABA programmes to children on the autism spectrum or with a related disorder.
If you are looking for solutions for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a related disorder diagnosis we can assist you. We hope to empower you with the information to assist you in making decisions regarding treatment options. Deciding on the best course of action is never an easy decision and we hope that the information on our website will serve as a compass directing your journey along a path that can lead your child to a better future.
Treatment for Autism and Related Disorders
The Star Academy is an affiliate of the USA based Centre for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), world leaders in autism treatment. Our organisation was established in 2009 and provides tailor made Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs to children on the Autism Spectrum. As a respected authority on Autism treatment in Africa, we assess each child across all skills domains including language and communication, adaptive skills, executive functioning skills, fine motor, gross motor, academic skills and social skills. Once we have conducted our Skills assessment we design an ABA programme for each individual child which is implemented by our Star Academy Team. The team consists of board certified ABA Instructors and Supervisors trained by CARD. A trained team is carefully selected based on the intake information and then allocated to the child’s team.
Challenging behaviours are addressed by implementing a behaviour intervention plan as part of each child’s ABA programme. ABA Services are provided at various locations including at the Academy, at home, in the community, at mainstream school or remedial school or elsewhere depending on the specific needs of the child. Some children attend regular or remedial school in the morning and attend an Academy or have home based sessions in the afternoon. Some children attend mainstream school with a trained facilitator provided by the Academy and some children attend the Academy full time.
ABA Services are provided to children Monday to Saturday depending on the scheduling requests of each family and children attending the Academy vary in age ranging from 20 months to 17 years old.
Autism Intervention – Enrol Now
The first step is to set up an appointment to visit the Academy closest to where you live. The second step is to complete our intake paperwork. Once we have received your completed intake paperwork we will enter your information onto our waiting list. If you do not live near any of our Academies, we may still be able to assist you with ABA services and will put you in touch with our workshop services department. Children receiving workshop services will be loaded onto the CARD Skills programme and the Star Academy will assist you in recruiting and training a team of ABA Instructors to implement your child’s programme in your area. On-going supervision is provided to children who receive workshop services.
The Star Academy is based in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. Our workshop services department services children around South Africa and Africa including Zimbabwe, Ghana and Mauritius.
Please contact our Head Office on (011) 440 7640 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment.
Through the application of the principles of behaviour analysis the Star Academy team delivers a unique program for each child aimed at addressing each child’s challenges and delays. Many decades of research have empirically proven the effectiveness of ABA with children with ASD. Furthermore, ABA is advocated by the American Surgeon General in the treatment of children with Autism. We would like to encourage parents to read Evidence-Based Treatment for children with Autism: The CARD Model by Dr Doreen Granpeesheh, Jonathan Tarbox, Adel C. Nadjdowski and Julie Kornack. The manual provides a user-friendly description of the use of ABA and the CARD model which has come to be known as one of the leading gold-standard approah to evidence -based intervention for children with ASD. To order this book click on books on our web page.
Our Star Academy team collaborate with other professionals including Speech Therapists or Occupational Therapists in order to ensure that the child’s individual and specific needs are met and that we are working as a team to ensure the child’s progress.
For all enquiries please contact head office on +27(0)11 440 7796
80 Athol Street,