Ascendigo Outreach

Ascendigo’s Outreach Department provides a variety of treatments and services for children and adolescents with autism and related disorders living in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding communities. Our goal at Ascendigo is for the children we serve to engage fully and meaningfully in family, school, and community life.

Ascendigo’s Outreach team is comprised of experienced professionals from the fields of applied behavior analysis, speech-language pathology, and recreational therapy. Our collaborative, multi-disciplinary team uses naturalistic learning principles to create and implement individualized, evidence-based interventions to fit the child and the family’s unique needs. Our interventions emphasize the importance of relationships and rapport to develop useful skills and facilitate meaningful change, resulting in positive outcomes for children with autism

Ascendigo’s Outreach team is available for the following interventions:
Behavioral Intervention: Our behavior team provides applied behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention, a proven approach to increasing positive outcomes for individuals with autism and related disorders. We use a naturalistic approach that is both behavioral and developmental. By focusing on the child’s motivations and interests, we support children in increasing skills and behaviors critical for social interactions, communication, and independence. In addition, members of our team have been trained in Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).

Speech-Language Intervention: Our speech-language team is dedicated to helping children with social and communication needs learn, grown, and succeed. Our interventions and programs are individually designed to empower learners to become successful and effective communicators. We use naturalistic approaches, tapping into each client’s abilities, interests, and strengths to develop social skills, expressive and receptive language abilities, articulation skills, and to teach use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) modalities.

Recreational Therapy:  The power of playing and exploring in natural settings has well documented therapeutic benefits that support wellbeing for all individuals. Getting outside, exercising, and acquiring new skills has profound impact on the mind, body, and spirit. It is also a critical component of social development for people of all ages. We offer a wide variety of outdoor activities and industry-leading adaptive teaching methods to ensure success for all ability levels.

Interventions include the following services:
Assessment:  Our team will take time to get to know your child and understand your family’s priorities. We will assess your child’s skills and challenges before creating an individualized treatment plan for your child.
One-on-One Therapy:  After building a relationship with your child, trained therapists will implement the treatment plan in sessions individualized to your child’s interests and strengths. Progress is closely monitored to ensure your child is making meaningful progress toward their goals.

Additional Services Offered:
Consultation and Family Training: If on-going intervention is not feasible for your family, our clinicians are available to consult on individual cases, providing tips and tricks to support skill acquisition and decrease non-desired behaviors.

School consultation: Our team is available to consult with your child’s school team, to provide individualized recommendations that fit within your child’s classroom culture.

Family Resources: Here at Ascendigo, we are very connected to the Roaring Fork Valley community and the autism community at large. We would be happy to share any resources, advice, support, or connections we have that may assist your family in accessing the support you need.

Behavioral therapies and speech-language interventions delivered by qualified professionals are covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicaid. Ascendigo will work with families to help obtain health insurance authorizations and submit invoices for reimbursements for health insurance and waivers.

If you are interested in our Outreach services, please contact Justin Garrard at


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