Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

Mercy Autism Services

3521 Briarfield Blvd.
 Maumee, Ohio . 

For more information call: (419) 794 - 7259 or Email: Mercy Autism Services

Services Provided

CHIP addresses the needs of children with ASD in a highly structured and nurturing environment with rich staffing ratios.  We employ a unique team approach that includes a pediatric speech-language pathologist, a pediatric occupational therapist, an education specialist, a behavior consultant, and other ASD-specific educated program assistants working together to help each child acquire the language, social, physical, and academic skills necessary for transition to traditional school settings.  Each child receives speech and occupational therapy, 1:1 ABA, and P.L.A.Y. Project services on a daily basis. Children enrolled in the 12 month CHIP program receive 24 hours/week of clinic-based intensive intervention. The program runs from 8:30-2:30, Monday-Thursday. 

The P.L.A.Y. Project : The Home Consultants provide 3-hour visits monthly for each family.  These visits are designed to teach parents how to provide intensive, one-on-one, play-based services to their young children with autism.  The Consultants have degrees in various fields relevant to ASD such as Speech, OT, Psychology, Social Work, or Special Education, and receive intensive training by Dr. Solomon and his supervisory staff in the DIR/P.L.A.Y. Project model, prior to working with families.  Mercy Autism Services also offers PLAY Plus, which encompasses the traditional PLAY Project model with the addition speech/language therapy, and occupational therapy as well as a trained PLAY partner to provide 8 hours a week of intervention.

Giant Steps is designed for preschool children diagnosed with ASD.  In this program, occupational therapy, speech therapy and ABA (applied behavioral analysis) are provided in a small group format.  The program runs Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m

Supplemental Services allow parents to custom design a program that best meets the needs of their child.  Parents may choose any one or a combination of speech therapy, occupational therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  Sessions typically take place in the clinic, but home-based options may be arranged. 

Dr. Richard Solomon offers a diagnostic clinic once a month at the Mercy Autism Services clinic for preschool children suspected of having a diagnosis of ASD. He has worked with children with autism for over 25 years and is a nationally recognized name as an expert in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.