Clients meet initial admission eligibility if the following conditions are met:
The client must have an autism spectrum disorder, (Autistic Disorder: DSM-IV 299.00, Aspergerís Disorder: DSM-IV 299.80, Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS: DSM-IV 299.80), or a related disorder as documented by a qualified professional. A medical assessment is required by a developmental pediatrician.
The client must be between the ages of 30 months and 8 years old at the time of acceptance into the Early Intervention program.
The client must undergo an assessment at Alia in order to get a general indication whether the current program would be suitable for him/her.
The client is not determined to be medically fragile or in need of specialized health care services.
The family is dedicated, has the time to be highly involved in the program and is an active member in the society supporting its mission and cause.
Priority is given to Bahrain Nationals.
The financial status of the family would be considered. Those that are better able to cover required expenses will have an advantage.