• 915 C Blanco Circle, Salinas, California 93901
  • Call us today: 831-998-8475
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Mission Statement

Children 0-5 Years of Age: 

The Life Applied Early Start Program (LAESP) provides in-home early start services provided by 1:1 Early Start Therapists supported by a multi-disciplinary team. LAESP is characterized by family-centered services individually created and implemented by highly qualified and experienced team members. The professionals comprising each team are multi-disciplinary, thus function as an expert unit able to view the infant/toddler as a “whole child” and meet the needs of the family. All interventions implemented and suggested are evidenced-based and recognized for being effective in addressing deficits and developing skills of children identified as having developmental delays, at-risk for developing delays and/or diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

The purpose of the LAESP is to provide services for young children birth to three years of age that enhances the development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays and increases capacity of families to meet the needs of the child. Children who qualify are under the age of 36-months and have been identified via standardized assessment as experiencing a developmental delay, have “red flags” present, indicating development of ASD, or have an ASD diagnosis. Life Applied early intervention programming addresses advancement across the following developmental areas: physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional, and adaptive. This is accomplished through use of validated assessment tools, frequent and ongoing evaluation/monitoring and implementation of evidenced based systems with the family and child by qualified staff with the purpose of lessening effects of the delay or disability. 

Adolescents and Young Adults: 

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their families and community by providing services in natural settings that remedy deficit areas and enhance skill sets in order to ensure growth in all areas of development and functioning. We believe this is vital to making a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood and for equipping children with the skills necessary to access and thrive in natural daily environments. Through use of systematic testing and “Person-Centered” planning, goals and objectives are derived from dreams, needs, interests, and fears expressed by the student (when appropriate) 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. Life Applied strives to ensure every program is tailored to meet the specific needs of each consumer created with appropriate validated curriculums that are implemented according to scientifically established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles [ABA within this service NOT intended to address severe 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”. 

Our Team

Life Applied maintains a multi-disciplinary group of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in education, child development, and psychology. Our team consists of:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA)
  • Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Occupational Therapists (OT)
  • Program Managers
  • Early Intervention Therapists
  • Child Development Specialists

Service Locations

Early Start Services (0-5 Years)

Monterey County (Salinas, Prunedale, Castroville, Moss Landing, Royal Oaks, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Pacific Grove, Carmel)

South Monterey County (Chular, Gonzalez, Soledad, Greenfield, King City)

Santa Cruz County (Pajaro, Watsonville, Freedom, Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz)

Adolescents & Young Adults (10-22 Years)

Monterey County (Salinas, Prunedale, Castroville, Moss Landing, Royal Oaks, Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Pacific Grove, Carmel)

Get In Touch

For more details about our agency, please call us at 831-998-8475. Or, you can leave a message using our contact form.