What programs does OCA offer? OCA offers the following programs: After School, AVT (Adult Vocational Training), School Break and Summer Day Camps, Social Skills Events, Respite and Behavior Therapy. These programs are offered at an affordable cost to families. We take great pride on working on language development, gross motor, fine motor movement, social skills and functional skills training in all of our programs. Click HERE to see the programs we offer for your child's age.
Does OCA accept Med Waiver? No, OCA accepts private pay, ABA Medicaid for Autism and CDC+
What are OCA's hours of operation? Office Hours: 8:00a-5:30p Monday-Friday
What age range does OCA service? Program start as young as 18 month throughout adulthood
Can my child's school drop off at OCA's After School Program? Yes, if your child attends an OCPS school and you have placed on their IEP that your child receives behavior services from OCA.
How do I sign up for OCA's AVT (Adult Vocational Training) Program? Three months before your child graduates from high school, or if your child has already graduated, call OCA at 407-808-7837 or Programs@GoOCA.org and schedule a tour with OCA's Program Director. We will conduct an intake with you and your child. After the intake we will contact your child' school or therapist. Your child's application will be reviewed by our Director of Services and a trial period will be scheduled to determine if we can meet the needs of your child as well as establishing your child's matrix and fee rate. Click HERE for more information.
How is OCA equipped to deal with the unique challenges inherent in the special needs population? We provide age-appropriate activities with a 1:5 ratio at all events. Children and adults who participate in OCA events are paired with typical peers who model appropriate social, emotional and behavior skills. Programs offered through OCA work on a multi-disciplinary approaches: Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy as well as social skills. OCA has a Certified Behavior Analysts on staff as well as experienced staff members running programs.
Can OCA meet my child's needs if they are in a wheelchair and/or require medical attention? Each new applicant is given an individual assessment to determine OCA's ability to meet their needs. Each program has different challenges that may exclude our seated friends, primarily to off-site events. Unfortunately, we cannot offer skilled nursing to any participants but are open to private providers assisting the participant.
Does OCA offer childcare?
Yes, OCA offers respite (childcare) to families, in your home, hourly or overnight. An intake will be done on your child prior to beginning respite services. Staff, that is assigned to do respite have completed their CPR/First Aid certification and are trained in Positive Behavior Support. For more detailed information about our respite program contact OCA at 407-808-7837 or Therapy@GoOCA.org.
What type of therapy does OCA offer? Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. OCA's has Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Director of Services, who oversees our Behavior Therapy program. We offer Behavior Services, Respite, and Social Skills training. Click HERE for more information.
How does a family sign up to participate in programs? Contact OCA at 407-808-7837 or Programs@GoOCA.org to do an intake. Once the intake is complete, one of our staff member's will contact your child's school or therapist and ask them the same questions that we asked you. The intake will be reviewed by our Director of Services and a trial period will be scheduled to determine if we can meet the needs of your child. You will also need to register your child using our Campdoc program (see button on our OCA home page).
What Special Olympics seasons does OCA Participate in? OCA participates in Fall, Winter & Summer Special Olympic season for Orange County. OCA is a registered training facility. Click HERE, then select your child's age and the Special Olympics tab for more information.
How do I sign up to volunteer for OCA and what age do I have to be? Our Counselors in Training (CIT) program is vital to our organization. We accept students in middle school, high school, college students & adults. Click HERE for further information and to sign up.
Do parents have to attend Social Skills events? Our Social Skills event are designed to give parents a few hours to take time for themselves while their child is engaged in fun filled activities to enhance their social skills in a structured setting.
If you have additional questions, please contact: Info@GoOCA.org