Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton uses a family-centered approach based on the research-based SCERTS™ model that emphasizes the core challenges and unique learning styles of children with autism:
- (SC) Social Communication: the development and use of functional, spontaneous communication
- (ER) Emotional Regulation: the ability to maintain a well-regulated state
- (TS) Transactional Support: the implementation of supports and strategies in response to the child’s needs and interests
The SCERTS model engages and relies on parents who are the primary agents of change and who are able to have the most meaningful and long-term impact.