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What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome, sometimes referred to as Asperger’s, is no longer diagnosed. The DSM-5 removed the Asperger Syndrome diagnosis and folded it into autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It is also sometimes referred to as Level 1 autism spectrum disorder. When it was still diagnosed, Asperger’s was characterized as a “high-functioning” disorder, with minimal impact on a… Continue reading What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Telehealth for ABA Therapy: Is It Effective?

COVID-19 changed how many of us did things in our lives. Telehealth for doctor’s appointments, psychiatry visits, and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) became the standard way to connect throughout the country when it wasn’t as safe to see one another in person. Throughout the pandemic, Ascend Autism offered telehealth ABA services to children with autism… Continue reading Telehealth for ABA Therapy: Is It Effective?

What is Natural Environment Teaching?

Natural environment teaching (NET) is any type of teaching developed in the natural environment vs. a simulated environment. For instance, you might want to teach a child with ASD about colors by labeling them. However, instead of simply labeling crayons at a table, you’d encourage the child to choose the crayon color they want to… Continue reading What is Natural Environment Teaching?

What Happens After an Autism Diagnosis

When you get a diagnosis for your child, it can be an overwhelming moment. You’ll probably feel many emotions – uncertainty, hope, and relief might all be part of your experience. But the most important thing to remember is that getting a diagnosis is good for your child. The truth is that autism doesn’t come… Continue reading What Happens After an Autism Diagnosis

Recognizing Signs of Autism in Boys

If you are a parent, you know the joy of watching your child develop both mentally and physically. As they grow, children acquire the skills that they need to eventually become successful and well-adjusted adults. However, especially if you are a parent of a boy, you might be concerned that he might not be developing… Continue reading Recognizing Signs of Autism in Boys

Transitioning from Birth to Three to ABA Services

Birth To Three vs. Early Intervention ABA At Ascend Autism, we provide Applied Behavior Analysis services, including early intervention and targeted intervention services for children diagnosed with autism. It is universally accepted that parents should start early intervention services as young as possible. Early intervention services can be defined as applied behavior analysis services catered… Continue reading Transitioning from Birth to Three to ABA Services

What Is The Timeline For Your Child’s Autism Treatment?

For families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), beginning a treatment program is a critical step. Early intervention therapy is key for the best outcomes, as it can set your child up for success in school and in their relationships. However, as you start the process of treatment, you might wonder how long autism… Continue reading What Is The Timeline For Your Child’s Autism Treatment?

Is Early Intervention Enough for a Child With Autism?

Autism is being diagnosed in more and more children every year. While it may be tempting to conclude this is the sign of some wider problem, improvements in testing and screening have contributed to many of these diagnoses. As a result, medical professionals now have a better understanding of what autism looks like. Parents of… Continue reading Is Early Intervention Enough for a Child With Autism?

How To Help Regulate Emotions During A Pandemic

Supporting children, young adults, and adults with an autism spectrum disorder or ASD can be challenging for families and caregivers. This is especially true when events cause major upheavals to an individual’s schedule. Over the past number of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions. Few have been left untouched or unaffected… Continue reading How To Help Regulate Emotions During A Pandemic

Keeping Kids Connected To Loved Ones Online

Millions of children and young people have had their lives changed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, both private and public schools have had to change their attendance policy at nearly every level, moving much of their teaching online to a virtual learning environment. Some students have been able to adapt, while others have struggled.… Continue reading Keeping Kids Connected To Loved Ones Online