ABA At Home
Learn how to implement some effective ABA therapy tips at home. Use positive reinforcement and behavioral training to teach life skills to children with an autism spectrum disorder.
How to Maintain Good Oral Health for Kids with Autism
February is National Children's Dental Health Month so we'd like to provide some resources to help you and your child with autism succeed at teeth brushing. Dental hygiene might not be your child's favorite thing to do but if it's overlooked, it can lead to dental and overall health issues. Keep reading to learn how to make this necessary activity more maintainable and enjoyable.
Open Enrollment 2023: Parent Guide for ABA Therapy Coverage
The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is a limited time during the year when families can sign up for new health insurance or change their current insurance. If you do not currently have insurance or if your current insurance does not cover the cost of ABA, this is the perfect time to review your options to make sure you have the best ABA coverage for 2023.
5 Tips for Celebrating Thanksgiving as a Family with a Child with Autism
Thanksgiving can be a great time to gather with family and share a meal, however, it can also shake up routines and bring stress to your child with autism. In this blog, we discuss how to prepare and manage holiday stress.
Cooking with Children with Autism
Cooking is an important life skill to learn and it's a helpful skill to teach children as well. In this blog, we'll discuss how you can help your child with autism cook safely and according to their needs and abilities.
Fun Fall Activities for Kids with Autism
Fall can be a fun time of year full of many seasonal activities. In this blog, we discuss fun activities you can try with your child with autism.
Effective Safety Tips for Halloween for Kids with Autism
Halloween can be a fun time for kids with autism but it can also bring stressful and dangerous situations. We've compiled tips to help your and your child have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
Teaching Children with Autism Personal Hygiene Skills
Many kids struggle with personal hygiene skills, and kids with autism may struggle even more. Since personal hygiene is one of the most important skills to learn, we're providing tips and strategies to help your kid develop better hygiene skills. Click to read more.
Developing Social Skills in Children with Autism
Social skills are important for everyone to learn. However, children with autism can have a more challenging time developing these skills. In this blog, we're discussing how you can help develop social skills with your child.
Preparing Your Child with Autism for the New School Year
As the new school year approaches, you may be wondering how you can start to prepare your child with autism for the transition and new routines. Click to read some tips and strategies for preparing your child.
Dealing with Tantrums in Children with Autism: Positive Behavior Change Strategies
If your child with autism struggles with having temper tantrums and meltdowns, it can be a challenge to figure out how to manage them as a parent or caregiver. In this blog, we're discussing how to implement positive behavior change strategies to help with tantrums and meltdowns.
Autism and Non-Compliance: Teaching Kids with ASD to Follow Directions
It's important for children with ASD to learn when to be both compliant and non-compliant. However, children with autism can have a challenging time following directions. Keep reading for tips on how to teach your child to follow directions.
Helping People with Autism Stay Safe & Enjoy Outdoor Events
Now that it's summertime, there are a lot of outdoor activities that can be fun and enjoyable, but summer can also disrupt routines and present safety concerns. We've made a list of fun activities for you and your child with safety in mind. Click to read more.
Summer Activities that Support Development and Well-Being of Children with Autism
With the summer months approaching, it can be an exciting time for the family. However, it can also be a transitional time for kids with autism. In this blog, we're providing fun, well-rounded activities for the whole family.
Strengths & Abilities in Children with Autism
While children with autism have struggles, they also have great strengths and capabilities that might be overlooked. We want to highlight and point out the capabilities they have and how they can be beneficial. Keep reading to learn more about their unique strengths and abilities.
Supporting Healthy Sleep in Children with Autism
Healthy sleep is important for everyone, especially children with autism. However, children with autism can have greater difficulty getting ready for bed, falling asleep, and staying asleep. We've compiled tips and strategies to help you and your child create and maintain a healthy sleep routine.
Aggression in Children with Autism? How to Manage Aggressive Behavior
Aggressive behaviors are common in children with autism and can pose many challenges when trying to manage them. It can be exhausting, tiring, stressful, and frightening. Here are some effective strategies for managing this type of behavior.
7 Ways to Teach Independent Living Skills to Kids with Autism
Learning daily living skills can be challenging for many children but children with autism can have an even more challenging time learning these important skills. Living independently is most likely something you and your child both strive to achieve so we've compiled some tips and skills to help you and your child on the journey to independent living.
Picky Eating: 7 Ways to Introduce Your Child with Autism to New Foods
Picky eating is a common issue seen in children with autism spectrum disorder. This could be serious issue that could lead to physical health concerns or developmental issues as well as deficiencies in specific nutrients.
Kids with Autism: Top Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful for the whole family, but children with autism can experience additional stressors that can make it even harder to navigate. We've compiled some tips to help you and your family have a more enjoyable time while traveling this holiday season.
Autism Sensory Overload During Holidays: How Can You Prevent It?
The holidays can be stressful for children with autism and their families for a variety of reasons, including sensory overload. Some examples of sensory overload can include new decor and twinkling lights, music, and more. We've compiled some tips and strategies to help you prevent and reduce sensory overload during the holiday season.
7 Tips to Help Children with ASD Improve Eye Contact
Lack of eye contact could is a common symptom of Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Here are some ways you can help your child improve and maintain eye contact during interaction with others.
5 Tips to Prepare Your Child with Autism to Enjoy the Holiday Season
The holiday season is typically expected to be full of happy and joyful times. However, it can bring many challenges for children with autism as well as for their parents. Keep reading to learn tips and strategies for an enjoyable holiday season.
Non-Speaking Autism: How to Improve Communication Skills in Children with ASD
If you are a parent who has a child with autism who isn’t able to use words to express their thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants, you might be looking for strategies to help improve your child’s communication skills. Keep reading to learn skills and strategies for you and your child.
Autism and Language Development: How Parents Can Help Their Children Communicate
Children with autism often have speech and language delays. Here are some time-tested strategies how parents can help expand their child's language skills and build communication.
A Parent's Guide to Toilet Training a Child with Autism
Toilet training is a necessary skill for childen with autism to learn, but it can also be a challenging process for the parent and child. Keep reading to learn more about how to successfully potty train your child.
8 Easy Tips for Children with Autism to Enjoy Halloween
Halloween is a fun time of the year for many families, but this season can also bring about several unpleasant factors for children with autism. Below are some tips to make the most of this Halloween season with your family.
Parent Training in ABA: Why Parent Involvement is Critical for Success
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on increasing appropriate behaviors and decreasing and/or replacing inappropriate behaviors.
Types of Sensory Issues in Autism: Examples and Treatment Options
Autism spectrum disorder is often associated with sensory challenges. Although the DSM-V criteria for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder does not specifically state that people with autism always experience sensory challenges, this credible diagnostic manual does point out that sensory challenges can be a trait of ASD.
Supporting Siblings with Autism. What can your child do to help?
Being a sibling of a child with autism can be challenging, but it is still possible to have a strong and healthy sibling relationship. There are things that siblings can do and there are things that the child with autism can do to create a strong bond with one another.
Traveling with a Child with Autism
Traveling with children can be stressful. Whether your family is traveling to go on vacation or to visit relatives or friends during holiday season, traveling can bring its own set of challenges. Traveling with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can involve unique experiences that not all families encounter.
Tips for Supporting Students with Autism Transitioning from Virtual to In-Person Learning
Strategies and helpful tips to help your child transition back to into the in-person classroom.
How Parents Can Help Their Child With Autism to Thrive
You can help your child be the best version of themselves and live a great life by supporting their unique identity, personal strengths, and implementing effective strategies to improve their skills and development.
Top Things Parents Should NOT Do With a Child With Autism
In this article, we will explore some of the things that parents and other caregivers, such as teachers or childcare providers, should not do when it comes to caring for and teaching a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Concerned About Your Child's Behavior? Proven strategies that work
We will be exploring different ways that parents can realistically use consequences to reduce maladaptive (challenging or disruptive) behaviors or increase adaptive (more acceptable) behaviors in their children.
Top Parent Concerns For Children With Autism & What You Can Do
Whether you suspect that your child has autism, or you have just received a diagnosis, you are not alone. You probably have some concerns about your child’s well-being, their behaviors, and their development.
Guide to Autism: For Parents and Physicians
April is World Autism Month or Autism Awareness Month. The goal of this milestone month is to educate and inform people about the condition that affects so many in our society.
Problem behaviors and how to address them
What is your child's behavior telling you? This quick video can help you address some problem behavior.
Potty Training Tips
Potty training can be a daunting task. It can be especially hard for families to potty train kids on the autism spectrum.
Activities by Age to Encourage Independent Play
Here are a few suggested activities to get started on helping your child develop this important skill.
Getting Back into the Routine: Tips for a Successful Transition Back to School
Whether you’ve already started school and the first week was a little rough or you’re just getting started, here are a few tips from our Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst, Dr. Molly Adams, on how to make starting the new school year as smooth as possible.
ABA for Everyone?
Although insurance only covers ABA therapy for individuals who have an autism diagnosis, there is a plethora of situations where you can apply ABA techniques to help any of your children, whether there is an Autism diagnosis or not.