Resources for Parents


We’ve gathered a practical set of resources for families to help navigate you to best practice, evidence-based treatment for your child.

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A Day in the Life of an ECI

All of the clients with whom we work are so different; which means that the structure of the sessions are different based on the specific needs and goals for that specific child. Here is a snapshot of one type of session that involves following a schedule (to enhance predictability and compliance); teaching strategies embedded in developmentally appropriate, natural activities (to promote meaningful generalization); and a lot of parent participation. Why does the session look like this? Because the senior clinician (e.g., the BCBA) has determined – and the child’s performance has verified – that the structure and strategies incorporated into this session are the optimal methods to address this child’s treatment goals. Bottom line – No two sessions are alike.

 Web Resources


Launch San Diego Regional Center

Launch Inland Regional Center

Launch Regional Center of Orange County

Launch Department of Developmental Services

Launch For Complaints and Appeals

Launch To Review results of Regional Center Mediation Conferences and Fair Hearings


Helpful Guides

Launch First 5 California: The Power of Play

Launch Developmental Milestones

Launch New Parent Packet



Launch  National Foundation for Autism Research

Launch  Association for Science in Autism Treatment

Launch  Autism Science Foundation

Launch  Autism Speaks

Launch  Different Roads to Learning



Launch Coyne’s Notice of Privacy Practices – English

Launch Coyne’s Notice of Privacy Practices – Spanish

 Recommended Books

Early Childhood


Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
American Academy of Pediatrics



Touchpoints Birth to Three
Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow



The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method
Alan Kazdin and Carlo Rotella



The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child
Alan Kazdin



Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long


Autism Treatment


A Practical Guide to Autism
Fred Volkmar and Lisa Wiesner



Right From the Start
Sandra Harris and Mary Jane Weiss



Let Me Hear Your Voice
Catherine Maurice



Activity Schedules for Children with Autism, Second Edition
Lynn McClannahan and Patricia Krantz



Jumpstarting Communication Skills in Children with Autism
Mary Jane Weiss and Valbona Demiri


Our Quality

2018 Parent Survey Data

N = 123 families

In 2018, on a scale of 1-4, Coyne Families Rated their Program Supervisor:

  • Punctuality: 3.88
  • Communication Skills: 3.80
  • Organizational Skills: 3.80
  • Professionalism: 3.84
  • Parent Support/Consultation: 3.89
  • Overall Judgment & Performance: 3.86

In 2018, on a scale of 1-4, Coyne Families Rated their Early Childhood Instructors:

  • Punctuality: 3.87
  • Communication Skills: 3.88
  • Organizational Skills: 3.84
  • Parent Training: 3.76
  • Professionalism: 3.85
  • Ability to Keep Child Learning and Engaged: 3.79
  • Ability to Effectively Manage Problem Behavior: 3.73

In 2018, on a scale of 1-4, Coyne Families Rated their Scheduling:

  • Notification of Weekly Schedule: 3.94
  • Communication About Changes to Session Days/Times: 3.88
  • Communication About Staffing Changes: 3.88

In 2018, on a scale of 1-4, Coyne Families Rated the Overall Quality of the Program:

  • Overall Quality of Coyne Program: 3.81

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