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Open Enrollment 2022: 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 2022.
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.
A Day in the Life of a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)
What is it like to be a Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)? A Registered Behavior Technician, or an RBT, is someone who has received training and supervision on providing ethical and quality applied behavior analysis services. The job of an RBT will always involve being supported and guided by a BCBA®, who has more training and education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Let’s explore what it’s like to be an RBT.
The Signs of Autism (ASD)
Signs and symptoms of Autism or ASD may vary between individuals but there are some traits that are more common across cases.
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.
Do's and Don’ts After an Autism Diagnosis
An autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for many parents. It can be nerve-racking not knowing what lies ahead and what the autism diagnosis will lead to, even if you've already suspected your child of having autism and you've been coping with things for some time. The experience of getting an autism diagnosis puts a label on what has been going on for your child.
Self-Care & Stress Management Tips for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs
Caring for another person, no matter who that person is, requires mental, emotional, and physical energy from the caregiver. If you are caring for an elderly parent, a client or customer at work, a child with autism or even a child without disabilities, or even simply when you’re doing things for your spouse or a friend, it all requires you to give your time and energy for the other person.
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