CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - Centerstone Austim Services held a ribbon cutting on March 22.
It’s the official launch of Centerstone Autism Services: Think! Learn! Explore! (CASTLE); an intensive, evidence-based therapy program for children between the ages of two- and five-years-old who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Representatives from Chambers of Commerce in Benton/West City, Carbondale, Carterville, Herrin, Marion, and West Frankfort were all there to show support for the new program.
Kayla Wagner, a Registered Behavior Technician for the program talked about why its so important to help children at such a young age.
“Early intervention is key, and research has shown time, and time again that the earlier you intervene and get these kids services the closer they are going to get to their typical developing peers so it closes the gap in the deficits by a large margin,” she said.
Anyone interested in learning more about the program can call (855) 985-0911.