About Autism

More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.  Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States and costs the nation over $35 billion per year, a figure expected to significantly increase in the next decade. Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases.  There is no known cause or cure- but there is hope.

The use of scientifically validated therapies, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Social Skills Training, guarantee progress for children with autism and allow families to experience how the heart AND science work together at the St. Nicholas Center to create a fun, loving, and educational environment. 

About St. Nicholas Center for Children

St. Nicholas Center for Children provides a wide range of services for children with autism, developmental delay, and neurological disorders.

Over 40 years of research demonstrate the effectiveness of ABA in increasing communication, social skills, and academic skills while decreasing problematic behaviors. At St. Nicholas Center, we incorporate the principles of ABA into our teaching and play. Each child has an individual curriculum designed specifically to suit his or her needs.  

St. Nicholas Center provides assessment, individual and group ABA intervention, speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to children with a variety of developmental delays. Parent and staff training on ABA techniques are also offered along with registered line technicians in schools, if needed. Support for the entire family can be expected. 

About Wheels of Hope

Wheels of Hope is a charity bike ride that will tour the picturesque scenery of Southwest Louisiana. All proceeds from Wheels of Hope will be donated to St. Nicholas Center for Children, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit www.stnickcenter.org.

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