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What is Asperger 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 Syndrome?

Home-Based vs. Center-Based ABA Therapy

The CDC estimates that 1 in 44 children are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While there is no cure for autism, therapies such as ABA, OT and Speech are often prescribed to address the symptoms and challenges associated with ASD. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is an evidence-based method of therapy endorsed by the… Continue reading Home-Based vs. Center-Based ABA Therapy

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?

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Day is April 2, 2022. Designated by the United Nations (UN) to occur on April 2nd every year, World Autism Day promotes education, breakthroughs in treatment, and the families living with autism across the globe. This is the 15th anniversary of the UN’s resolution celebrating the day. Read on to find out more… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day

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?

ABA Horror Stories: What You Really Need to Know

Choosing who you work with and what they do for your child is often one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. When it comes to your child, ensuring they have the best treatment options available so they grow and thrive is a heavyweight on your shoulders. No doubt, if you’ve been… Continue reading ABA Horror Stories: What You Really Need to Know

Recognizing Signs of Autism in Your Daughter

The famous poet E.E. Cummings once wrote of his daughter, “You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” If you are a parent of a daughter, you know exactly what he meant.   Like every parent, you want your child to be healthy and to provide the best support for them to develop… Continue reading Recognizing Signs of Autism in Your Daughter

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

Understanding Autism Level 1

Your child is the most important person in your life, and you want the best outcomes for their future. You may notice, however, that while your child is able to focus on a task and is highly intelligent, they may have difficulties holding a proper conversation or understanding social cues.  There is a chance that… Continue reading Understanding Autism Level 1

Transitioning from Birth to Three to ABA Services

At Ascend Autism, we provide Applied Behavior Analysis services, including early intervention and targeted intervention services for children, adolescents, and young adults 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 for children aged… Continue reading Transitioning from Birth to Three to ABA Services