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Walden Eary Childhood Center

The Early Childhood Programs of the Emory Autism Center are dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 0-5 years. Our programs use research-based strategies and methods to promote verbal language, social development, and independent daily living skills at home, in early childhood settings, and in the community.

Accurate information and resources to ensure "best practices" for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, while promoting your child's optimal development. The early childhood programs believe that children "learn best while having fun" and they capitalize on your child's natural curiosity and interests to build teaching into naturally occurring family activities.

Research results indicate that over 90% of children with autism completing the Walden curriculum enter kindergarten with functional verbal language, and 92% are fully included in general education kindergarten classrooms.