Tag: Autism

Bridge the Gap Featuring Ryan Shindler

When I first started working with kids with Autism in 2008, adults with Autism would have been born before 1990. Back then only 1 out of every 10,000 people had Autism. There was no community of adults with Autism. Nobody really knew for sure if adults with Autism could go to work or to school or to college. There were…

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What are the verbal operants and why do they matter?

Verbal behavior seems like the newest buzz word in the world of Autism. Parents ask me almost every day what it is and how it is different from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Truthfully, it is usually used interchangeably. Technically speaking though, it is the part of ABA that teaches children how to use language to communicate. Verbal behavior was developed…

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Tips for an Autism Happy Halloween

Halloween is many children’s favorite day of the year. However, for children with Autism it can be more spooky than a treat. They are being forced to communicate with potentially dozens of unknown strangers which can be both challenging and stressful. Children with Autism often like routines, may have sensory preferences that make costumes difficult and may not fully understand…

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Starting School With Autism

Congratulations! Your child is about to start school. It is exciting, but it can also be scary. Sending any child to school for the first time is hard for any parent, sending a child with special needs to school, especially one that has a difficult time communicating can be even scarier.  Fortunately, there are things that you can do to…

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A mom's non-traditional approach to Treating Autism

Renee Trask has two sons on the Autism spectrum. She shares some of the non traditional things she believes has helped her son. While there is some scientific evidence for all of the things that we discuss in this video, we cannot guarantee that any of the Autism treatments mentioned in this video will help your child with Autism. There…

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