Conduct initial intakes and parent conferences to gather relevant information.
Develop & implement occupational therapy treatment and care plans, including goals and objectives.
Address client’s occupational performance to support engagement in occupations (i.e., activities of daily living (ADL) across environments affecting health, well-being, safety, and quality of life in a person with an autism spectrum disorder.
Create and perform task analyses to break down activities into achievable components for both the client and their family/caregivers.
Guide and educate family members and caregivers during evaluation and treatment processes.
Observe, note, and perform daily data collection, including creating reports on progress of long and short-term treatment goals.
Consult across disciplines to provide suggestions for environmental adaptations (i.e., board certified behavior analysts, speech & language pathologists).
Provide direct treatment to patients, and create progress reports for submission to patient insurance carriers.
Direct and supervise certified occupational therapy assistants (COTA) as needed in a clinical setting.
Assist the COTA and registered behavior technicians in treatment techniques that support progress toward patient treatment goals and objectives.
Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy
Maryland License as Occupational Therapist or eligible for a license
Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in providing occupational therapy treatment, utilizing evidenced based practices for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting students, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination, physically able to manage students of varying weight and sizes.
The Global Center for Autism Services is center-based, offering a full range of services to children with autism, such as ABA therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. GCAS is partnered with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism (CCCCA). Cleveland Clinic operates worldwide autism programs and is the #2 ranked Healthcare System in the United States, as determined by U.S. News & World Reports (2021-2022). The GCAS program coordinates with the principles and guidelines designed by the Cleveland Clinic intervention model. CCCCA has been operating an ABA program for children with autism for over 20 years and assists other organizations that mirror their model in 14 states. GCAS is the region's newest CCCA program and the first in Maryland.