Life Applied

UPDATED: September 10, 2018

Early Start Program: (0-5 years)
The Life Applied Early Start Program (LAESP) provides in-home early start (infant development) services with 1:1 Early Start Therapists, supported by a multi-disciplinary team including but not limited to Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. LAESP is characterized by family-centered services individually created and implemented by highly qualified and experienced team members. The professionals comprising each team provide services which are specified within each child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). All interventions implemented and suggested are evidenced-based and recognized for being effective in addressing deficits and developing skills of children.

The purpose of the LAESP is to provide services for young children from birth to three years of age that enhances development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays (or at-risk for developing delays) and to increase the capacity of families to meet the needs of the child. Children who qualify are under the age of 5 years that have been identified via standardized assessment as experiencing a delay (‘falling outside’ typical limits of development) in one or more areas.

Adaptive Services: (10-22 years)
Vision (purpose):
Equipping developmentally disabled youth with the skills to overcome deficits in order to become independent contributing members of society and ultimately begin to lead their own lives as they prepare for adulthood

Mission (Goals of Service):
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their families and community by providing services in a natural setting that remedy deficit areas and enhance skill sets in order to ensure growth of overall adaptive living skills. We believe this is vital to making a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. Through use of “Person-Centered” planning, goals and objectives are derived from dreams, needs, interests, and fears expressed by the student and those closest to them (family, friends, teachers, etc.). Our goal is to develop these skills in natural living and community-based environments by implementation of individualized programs. Our goal is to ensure every program is tailored to meet the specific needs of each consumer created with appropriate adaptive and social skill curriculums supplemented with scientifically established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles [ABA within this service NOT intended to address maladaptive behaviors]. Our organization is committed to providing a fun, safe and natural environment to give each student the ability to learn independence and “lead their own lives” to their fullest potential ultimately maximizing social functioning, participation and strengthening of skills pertinent to “life”.

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
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915 Blanco Circle
Suite C
Salinas, CA 93901-4450
United States



(831) 998-8475



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