Autism Speaks' multi-year Ad Council public service advertising campaign stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. Recent research confirms that appropriate screening can determine whether a child is at risk for autism
A 2012 study confirmed what many parents know well: Wandering by children with autism is common, dangerous and puts tremendous stress on families. Amid a frightening number of wandering cases of children with autism this – many of them fatal
The American Psychiatric Association published this new edition of its diagnostic manual in May 2013. It provides healthcare providers with new guidelines for diagnosing mental and behavioral conditions. SCD encompasses problems with social interaction, social understanding, and pragmatics. Pragmatics refers
Early intervention is key in helping a child with Autism grow into their full potential, and overcome any behavioral, cognitive, or socio-emotional challenges. The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can get treatment. Children as young as 15-18
Halloween is most children’s favorite festival. Who doesn't love getting dressed in their favorite costume and gathering an enormous amount of candies once a year. But for children with ASD there may be some challenges. Here are some suggestions to
As parents our instincts is to want to keep our children safe and protected in the environment. Children can come across a variety of risks to personal safety in their everyday interactions in the real world. These safety threats can
In-Home ABA Therapy allows the therapy to occur in a natural environment where the behaviors and skills taught are occurring for best results. The skills are then generalized into the community by attending various outings with the child.
This blog is about capturing naturally occurring ABA teaching moments using Natural Environment Teaching (Incidental Teaching and Time Delay Technique).