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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

Applied Behavioral Analysis for Autism

As more children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and additional research is being done to understand and evaluate therapy options, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) has emerged as one of the most valuable therapies for children. Let’s dive into what ABA for autism is, what it does, and how it can benefit your child… Continue reading Applied Behavioral Analysis for Autism

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

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

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

What Skills Will Your Child Learn In A Targeted Intervention Program?

If your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one useful and effective treatment option is a targeted intervention program. In this type of program, children work on developing social, language, and cognitive skills through functional activities. These skills can be reinforced at home throughout the week as well as in school with… Continue reading What Skills Will Your Child Learn In A Targeted Intervention Program?

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… Continue reading How Telehealth For Autism Treatment Works

Small Things You Can Do to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you want to do everything you can to support your child. Children with autism spectrum disorder can struggle in social situations, as the inability or difficulty to read nonverbal cues can make everyday interactions trying. While many individuals take the ability to effortlessly communicate… Continue reading Small Things You Can Do to Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

How To Continue Progress During Covid-19

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their caregivers have been finding it difficult to continue to make progress during the COVID pandemic. The difficulty is primarily due to the disruption of schedules, lack of access to support services, changes at work, as well as delays, rescheduling, or closing of schools. However, there are still… Continue reading How To Continue Progress During Covid-19