Therapy for autistic children
Rocket was an idea forged from the experiences and passion of a family living with autism and their desire to help others achieve what they had. The son of Rocketís founders was diagnosed with autism in the United Kingdom at 2 years old, placed squarely in the middle of the spectrum. After 3 years of intensive, high quality intervention based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Verbal Behaviour (ABA/VB) he is today at mainstream school, without support and indistinguishable from his peers.
Since 2011 when the founders returned from the UK, Rocket’s core purpose has been to provide the best possible evidence based, early intervention to as many Rocket Kids as possible, with the lowest possible charge (ideally free).
The therapy is expensive since it ideally requires a minimum of 20 hours a week, 50 weeks a year.
Rocket applied for a grant of $2,000 to directly fund therapy for children of parents who were struggling to meet the costs.
UCF approved the small grant which will provide approximately 40 hours of professional therapy support to children on the Autistic spectrum.