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How Telehealth For Autism Treatment Works

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives have transitioned to virtual platforms. Students are attending classes online, working professionals are completing virtual projects, and healthcare providers are meeting patients through telehealth services. For children in treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their sessions might also have started to take place online. Telehealth…

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Applied Behavior Analysis Lessons

Applied behavior analysis or ABA is one of the most effective therapies to assist individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to improve their social interactions and adjust behaviors. It breaks down desired behaviors, reactions, and responses into three parts: antecedents, target behavior, and consequences. When a therapist, parent, caregiver, or educator uses ABA, they…

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Autism Diet and Nutrition Tips

Parents and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, can face significant challenges during mealtime. It’s not uncommon to have tantrums, ritualistic eating behavior, or food selectivity and sensitivity. All of which makes providing proper nutrition difficult.  Ascend Autism works with families to address the underlying behavioral root causes of these…