Children’s Mercy offers a parent coaching program for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. This evidence-based program, called Research Units in Behavioral Intervention (RUBI), was developed by a team of experts in development and behavior to provide a comprehensive curriculum for coaching parents to support their children.
RUBI provides parents with skills and strategies to decrease problem behaviors and teach adaptive skills to help their children be successful. Parents meet weekly with their therapist to work through the program.
RUBI program topics include:
- How to prevent and respond to problem behaviors.
- How to promote appropriate behaviors and teach skills.
- How to help your child succeed during daily routines.