Early Beginnings is an early intervention services program that provides individualized ABA therapy in an enriched social environment. Learners in the program receive the opportunity to work on school readiness skills in a smaller classroom setting to help prepare them for the transition of school.


What makes STAR’s early intervention programs stand out? 


We believe that early intervention with children with autism and other developmental impairments (ages 2-10) should focus on building strong foundations that affect the complete person. All of the early talents, like as language, communication, independent play, and social skills, are included in this category for us.


Trained interventionists and parents can conduct ESDM intervention in the home or other care, community, and educational settings during natural play and everyday routines. ESDM aims to improve development rates for children with ASD across all areas while also reducing the symptoms of autism that hinder children’s capacity to learn through ordinary events and interactions. 


While ESDM targets all developmental areas in which children are behind, it focuses primarily on improving children’s social-emotional, cognitive, and language abilities because autism has a strong impact on these domains. ESDM takes a data-driven approach to children’s learning and development. Because the quality of connections between children and adults has such a profound influence on infant-toddler learning, ESDM entails adopting sensitive, responsive tactics within everyday learning opportunities provided by parents, family members, and others to enhance child learning. ESDM combines a developmental, play-based, relationship-based approach with principles of applied behavior analysis to create an integrated whole that is both individualised and manualized: a naturalistic, developmental-behavioral intervention (NDBI) that allows for step-wise alterations in a teaching approach based on an individual child’s learning profiles to create a naturalistic, developmental-behavioral intervention (NDBI) that allows for step-wise alterations in a teaching approach based on an individual child’s needs.

1:1 Instruction

Learners work one-on-one with highly skilled professionals to improve their abilities in each of our major focus areas. As each child gains target skills, their progress is continuously monitored, and their programs are altered accordingly.

Circle Time

Learners apply their abilities to the natural environment with larger groups of peers. Learners are exposed to the problems of a crowded learning environment through instruction.

Transitional Services

As children enter school, STAR will collaborate closely with the school to ensure that proper supports are in place to help your child flourish in their new surroundings

Structured Group Play

Learners can build key skills linked to peer interaction and cooperative play through structured group play sessions.


Learners in the program receive guidance with social skills development. At STAR, we focus on the developing the skills necessary for children to be able to appropriately interact with peers and adults. Our staff create focused interventions where the child is today. We help guide conservation, exploration, and relationships to help our learners move forward. 


What can be taught during social skills training?

Peer Medicated Instruction and Interventions

Peer mentors are then assigned a series of tasks to work with students with ASD, including how to enhance social and play interactions, in peer-mediated instruction and intervention. This program may help to structure a classroom or clinic’s physical environment to encourage social interaction.

Social Stories and Scripts

The use of written or visual elements to describe a certain social concept is known as social stories and scripts. Social stories and scripts can be tailored to reflect a given person’s skills and motives. Social stories by themselves do not appear to help children with ASD gain social skills.

Video Modeling

Using video to teach social concepts is one of the most successful social skills training approaches. Individuals who participate in video modeling watch a video demonstration of a behavior and then attempt to perform the social skill right away. Videos of other children or adults interacting with others can be gathered and seen later, or videos of the individual can be recorded and viewed later.