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It’s easy to be overwhelmed by not knowing how you can help your child.
How do I know if my child has developmental needs?
Are the signs I'm seeing a cause for concern?
Is my child behind because of the pandemic?
Is there anything I can do while awaiting a diagnosis or for services?
You are not powerless. You can teach your child the essential developmental skills they need today, tomorrow and forever.
Simple & Fun
Teach essential skills by playing — and connecting — with your child.
Easy to Access
Go at your own pace, on your phone, on your tablet, laptop, wherever and whenever. No one in your home, no schedule to follow, just you and your kiddo.
Fits Into Your Life
All activities are designed to allow you to seamlessly teach skill development through everyday routines.
Covers all areas of development including Communication, Play, Self-Help and Community Access.
The research is clear. Parent-Led therapy works.
Children who receive parent-led autism therapy have less severe overall symptoms later in childhood, with improved social communication and reduced repetitive behaviors.
No high-hour intervention, no table-time, no rigid structure, no cancellations, no turn-over.
Created by Parent-Led Pioneers
Created by professionals (who are also busy parents) that dared to imagine a different approach. Happy Ladders is the culmination of more than 15 years delivering Parent-Led Autism Therapy. And seeing the outcomes first-hand.
The Autism Dad Podcast Interview
"I really appreciate what you're doing to help empower parents to help their kids…It's really important that parents have the ability or have the tools necessary to help their kids on their own.
There's something to be said about being able to incorporate therapy into everyday life. It's like learning without realizing that you're learning, so the kids get the benefit without the frustration, or without the more stringent approaches that may be available in other options.
I think it's a really positive thing."
- @TheAutismDad, Rob Gorski
Example Communication Lesson
When young children find an activity or game they enjoy, they often like to do it over and over and over again. This is developmentally appropriate — and also a great way to teach new skills, as repetition provides multiple learning opportunities. This activity will help teach and reinforce how your child can request more of an action they are enjoying.
Join Happy Ladders
Everything starts with a first step and joining Happy Ladders is that first, simple step you take to ensure your child fulfills their potential.
Take the Assessment
Complete a short skill assessment in each category and we'll personalize your child's curriculum for each.
Start Where Your Child Is At
Watch a short video, then enjoy playing with your child as you do the activities in each lesson.
Watch Them Climb
As your child masters each target skill, they'll move up to the next set of ladders. They'll also gain collateral skills and reinforce existing ones too!
Parent's Guide to Play-Based Autism Therapy for Toddlers
Therapy doesn't have to feel like a full-time job for your toddler. Teach essential developmental skills and independence through play!Download Now
You Are Not Powerless
You may feel like you aren't capable or have the capacity to help your child like the professionals.
You have this little person that you love to the moon and back.
Who better than you to be their teacher?
Happy Ladders was designed for busy parents who want to help their child, but may not know how.
Even a Little Can Make a Difference
Compliments Existing Services
Something Rather Than Nothing
You Don't Have to Go It Alone
How ABA Took Fun Off the (Little) Table
40-hour per week programs for three-year-olds is crazy, it’s not just you — and it doesn’t have to be this way.
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