Holidays and Autism: Tips for a Successful Celebration

Holidays are a time of excitement, celebration, and gatherings with family and friends. For children with autism, however, this time of year can also be full of new, uncomfortable, and overwhelming experiences caused by anything from unusual food to large groups of people, loud noises, and disruptions to their ordinary schedule.   Whatever your plans…

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Autism Support Resources for Parents

What’s Out There?   For parents with a newly diagnosed child or family member on the autism spectrum, getting access to the right information on the subject can be a challenging task. For many individuals, this will be the first time caring for someone with autism; and because of this, guidance could be needed. As…

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What does effective collaboration look like in an ABA therapy center?

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Keeping all staff who support the child well-informed should be a top priority. ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach used to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities successfully adopt essential skills to reduce challenging behaviors. Having well-informed staff allows for more effective treatment for clients and better communication of progress…

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ABA Therapy Center or Traditional Preschool?

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Which is the best option for my child? With a new school year right around the corner, many parents have been excitedly preparing to start their young child in some form of preschool. Whether private or public preschool, the anticipation to get started is full of every emotion you can think of. For families with…

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Evaluation for Autism or Educational Evaluation?

Clinically reviewed by: Sarah Leone, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Introduction For parents who have concerns about their child’s development, terms such as evaluation, diagnosis, educational assessment, and IEP can all be overwhelming. So then, what exactly do these terms mean for parents, and does my child need all of these things?  First, let’s talk about Autism…

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