• Tips & Tidbits

    Use first/then language if your child’s reluctant to complete a task. It helps them understand something fun will happen afterwards. For example, “First, we go to the bathroom. Then, we can go on the swings!”

  • Avoiding Bumps in the Road:

    Five Tips for Keeping Children with Autism Safely Seated in the Car. Parents who have a child with autism understand what a challenge it can be to keep them seated and secure when riding in the car. If your child is like mine, a short trip to the grocery store can quickly turn into a […]

  • Ideas for Introducing New Games to Your Child

    All children love to play and have fun. However, children with autism are often resistant to new things because of the change in routine. Some kids with autism may need some extra help to learn how to engage in appropriate play behaviors. If your child is having trouble with social skills and play behaviors, it’s time […]

  • Teaching Kids with Autism to Recognize Emotions

    One of the potential symptoms of autism is difficulty recognizing the emotional cues of others. This can make social situations tricky for children with autism, and it creates difficulties with friendships. Talk to your child’s ABA therapist about how you can help your child make progress with emotion recognition.   One common strategy involves the use […]

  • When to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor about Autism Symptoms

    If you have noticed potential symptoms of autism in your child, it can be difficult to know when you should speak to your physician about it. It’s best to rely on your instincts as a parent and to call your doctor if you sense any developmental delays in your child. You should also act quickly […]

  • Facilitating Sibling Relationships When One Child Has Autism

    Since children with autism require plenty of their parents’ time and attention, siblings often feel left out. Siblings can be affected by conflicting emotions—they may feel protective of their brother or sister, but also jealous that the child with autism is getting most of the attention. To build strong relationships, siblings need some one-on-one time […]

  • Why Unproved Autism Therapies Can Put Your Child at Risk

    One of the biggest challenges that parents of children with autism face is the overwhelming number of untested, unproven autism therapies that are promoted on an ongoing basis. Trying these non-science-based therapies aren’t just potentially a waste of time and money for families. They can also put children with autism at risk for dangerous side […]

  • What Are Some Strategies for Fostering Friendships in Children with Autism?

    Some children are naturally shy and introverted, and there’s nothing inherently wrong with this. But children with autism face added challenges, such as not knowing how to start or maintain a conversation, or how to play cooperatively with a friend. A child’s socio-emotional development is crucial for his or her well-being. Structured autism therapy in […]

  • Why ABA Is a Trusted Autism Treatment

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is unlike other approaches to autism treatment because its effectiveness has been demonstrated with decades of research and implementation. Autism therapy providers trust ABA because it’s evidence-based, it’s stood the test of time, and because it’s infinitely adaptable to meet the unique needs of each child with autism. ABA therapy […]

  • Reducing the Stress of Routine Changes for Your Child with Autism

    ABA therapy providers recommend maintaining a predictable schedule for children with autism, as changes in routine can make them feel uncomfortable. However, change is sometimes necessary. An autism therapist can teach you the strategies that can help your child adjust to changes in daily life. These strategies can be effective regardless of whether the change […]

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