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Autism, ABA, and the Four Functions of Behavior

Autism, ABA, and the Four Functions of Behavior

It is sometimes difficult to understand why a child with autism behaves in certain ways.  Understanding the four functions of behavior can help ABA therapists and parents understand why a child may be behaving in a certain way and help the therapists determine how to best address the behavior. ...

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ABA Therapy – BCBA Support for Parents

ABA Therapy – BCBA Support for Parents

As parents of a child with autism, you have been the individuals primarily responsible for helping and supporting your child.  As your child begins ABA therapy, this is also the beginning of a relationship between you and your child’s Case Manager, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), that...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Child With Autism Safe

5 Ways to Keep Your Child With Autism Safe

Kids with autism have different needs than neurotypical children, and all parents of children with ASD want more ways to keep their children safe. How do parents keep their children with autism safe? The following blog is about five ways to keep your child safe.  How do you keep your child with...

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Autism Communication Problems to Overcome

Autism Communication Problems to Overcome

At its core, autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects behavior and communication skills. Depending on the person, ASD can affect different parts of a person’s communication skills. But what are the common autism communication problems that parents need to overcome?  ASD’s...

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4 Medical Conditions Associated With Autism

4 Medical Conditions Associated With Autism

Children with autism are often prone to other medical conditions associated with autism. What are the most common medical conditions to watch out for? What are the signs of these conditions? What are some medical conditions associated with autism?  [bctt tweet="What are some medical conditions...

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My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism. Now What?

My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism. Now What?

You may be thinking, My child was diagnosed with autism. Now what?" Where do you go from here? While this time is life-changing no matter how you feel about the diagnosis, it is important to take the time for you and your child to adjust properly. How do you do that?  The first thing you should do...

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4 Autism Routine and Structure Tips

4 Autism Routine and Structure Tips

Everyone has routines for their daily life, and for those of us with autism structure and routine helps us function. Having a set schedule can be extremely useful for children with autism as it can help them feel safe in their environment. Setting that schedule is easier said than done. [bctt...

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Taking Your Child to the Grocery Store!

Taking Your Child to the Grocery Store!

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often struggle with taking their children out in the community. With proper planning and some practice, a parent can be more successful with making trips to places like the grocery store. The following are general tips that may help parents manage...

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