Like all people, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders need to be (and have the right to be) enriched and stimulated by their environment through knowledge, experience, and the ability to communicate with others.
While autism affects each individual differently, the common component all people on the spectrum share is an inability to communicate competently and confidently.
At Autism Solutions Direct, LLC, we strive to make life more meaningful and rich by exposing students of any age to social skills instruction and core content curriculum that all people should have the opportunity to explore and get to know.
Our Mission for Individuals Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders:
We will provide families with the tools needed to create a home environment that will greatly reduce stress and improve the quality of life for the entire family.
We will provide opportunities for individuals with autism access to academic knowledge and awareness of the world around them.
We will develop and instruct individuals with autism on how to make choices.
We will teach people with autism how to make preferences known to others by opening new channels of communication.
Cheryl Meklir Wells has been providing direct support and services to children with special needs since 1982. She has developed vast knowledge and skills in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and associated challenges.
Mrs. Wells holds a Master of Art in Teaching with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as multiple endorsements in education, including Autism Impairments, Emotional Impairments, and Cognitive Impairments.
Early in her career in the early to mid- 1980’s Mrs. Wells received extensive training during her employment with world-renowned professionals at the University of Michigan’s Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Ann Arbor and at the former York Woods Center Psychiatric Hospital for Children and Adolescents in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Mrs. Wells has worked within highly regarded educational autism center programs, ASD basic classrooms within public schools, and numerous other teaching milieus across the spectrum –in age, diagnosis, and severity of disorders.
In her most recent public school position, Mrs. Wells developed a highly successful peer-to-peer mentoring program, allowing children on the spectrum and their neuro-typical peers to learn from one another, and to increase awareness of the challenges students with autism and related disabilities face on a daily basis.
Training and Experience:
Life Space Crisis Intervention
Certified Non-violent Physical Crisis Intervention
Certified Instructor Soma’s Rapid Prompting Method
Certified Instructor Learning Ears