The BALANCE program is designed to help healthcare providers feel more comfortable providing the best possible care for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Engaging and interactive online modules feature videos of youth with ASD, parents of youth with ASD, and practicing healthcare providers, all sharing their experiences and expertise.
BALANCE goes beyond just providing information about ASD. It was designed using the most up to date evidence and the expertise of practicing healthcare providers and families of youth with ASD. It seeks to address the things that can either help or get in the way of healthcare providers creating the best possible experiences for youth with ASD. BALANCE includes information about ASD, demonstrations of providing care, activities to apply learning to practice, and goal setting. BALANCE also addresses additional barriers to care including interprofessional collaboration, assessment and communication skills, and dealing with difficult emotions.