​BABC's Adaptive Skills Training Program has been developed to provide targeted training with basic living tasks. The AST Program seeks to facilitate instruction of specific skills needed to promote self-sufficiency in daily living. These services may be provided to increase each individual’s ability to attend school, work, execute basic living skills, or become integrated into the community. The AST program is a unique service to provide independent living training and assistance to live at home or have no plans of moving out.​ 

​The Adaptive Skills program focuses on functional life skills aimed at increasing socialization and personal independence. This program utilizes naturalistic settings and teaching methodologies to target specific skill deficits while building on strengths. In addition, this program also employs naturally occurring reinforcers as a means to create a realistic approach to contrive opportunities to practice everyday life skills.

Our Adaptive Skills Training (AST) program covers the following developmental deficits under the Self-Care Skills domain:

  • Dressing
  • Toilet Training
  • Brushing Teeth
  • Eating
  • Using Utensils
  • Community Outings
  • Hygiene
  • Routine/Schedule
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Organization
  • Following Routine
  • Money Management
  • ​Interventionist-led one-to-one services conducted in naturalistic and generalized settings
  • Improves and promotes individual independence at home and in the community
  • Curriculum that is tailored to specifically address each need
  • Improves the quality of life by focusing on functional life skills to enhance the quality of everyday life and broaden options available
  • Incorporates a parental component that empowers parents and caregiver by providing them with the tools and knowledge to teach necessary skills needed to navigate daily life skills
  • Teaches skills needed to serve and participate as functional members of the community