Early Autism Project (EAP) is a leading provider of home-, clinic- and school-based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children who have autism and are aged 20 months to 21 years. Working in close collaboration with parents and education professionals, EAP develops customized ABA therapy programs and equips each child’s home, clinic or school team with the training and supervision necessary for high-quality, consistent teaching and behavioral intervention. For more than 10 years, EAP has offered intensive, research-based behavioral treatment that yields best outcomes for children
Local women earn entrepreneurs of the year title (Sumter, S.C.)
While two women in Sumter are touched by their recent win, they are hoping it will lead to help for others.
Ann Eldridge, executive director of clinical services for Early Autism Project Inc., and Susan A. Butler, executive director of administrative services, received the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast Region in the services category.
Ava's Law: EAP Mom Advocates for Autism Insurance in Georgia
We invite you to meet eight-year-old Ava Bullard and her mother, Anna Bullard. In this video, Ms. Bullard describes her feelings upon learning Ava has autism. When Ava received her diagnosis at age two, Ms. Bullard was told her little girl would never be able to speak – even to say the word “mama.”
“I felt like I didn’t know Ava and Ava didn’t know me,” Ms. Bullard said.
Her search for scientifically proven treatment led Ms. Bullard to Early Autism Project, whose therapists began providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to Ava when she was two-years-old. Ava’s mother saw improvement within two weeks. Today, Ava is a third-grader in a general education classroom in Lyons, Ga., who no longer requires intensive treatment. She participates in one ABA session a week to practice social skills.
Ms. Bullard is a powerful advocate for families of children who have autism. “Ava’s Law,” which would require insurance companies to pay for “evidence-based treatment” such as ABA is being considered by the Georgia Legislature, which is scheduled to vote on the legislation in January 2014.