Navigating the Holiday Season when you have a loved one with Autism
November 24, 2022
The holidays are filled with sensory stimuli and challenging social situations, but children diagnosed with Autism can still be included while staying happy, healthy and safe this holiday season.
Outcomes of IBHS
November 16, 2022
Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) help children up until the age of twenty-one with services at home, in school or out in the community. Children with Autism and related developmental disabilities are provided individualized treatment based on observed needs and analysis of scientifically based practices.
Halloween & Trick-or-Treating
October 25, 2022
While many children are getting costumes ready and mapping their trick-or-treat routes in anticipation of Halloween, not everyone shares the same excitement. Children diagnosed with Autism and other related disabilities often struggle with certain aspects of Halloween, but with the right support and planning, it can be an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Benefits of Creating Healthy Sleep Habits
October 07, 2022
Healthy sleep habits or good sleep hygiene are essential for maximizing the time you spend awake each day. Sleep disorders are common, especially in children with Autism, but there are so many factors that affect each individual’s sleep.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 22, 2022
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, so there is no better time to introduce or review positive mental health habits with your children.
September 03, 2022
Children with Autism often find comfort in the routines they develop over time. As the school years end and start up again, working on transitions and adjusting to new routines are vital skills for success in the classroom and for overall development.
Screening and Testing for Autism
August 18, 2022
If you suspect that your child may have characteristics of Autism, there are some steps you can take to evaluate your child’s needs. Although it is difficult to take that first step in the screening process, the earlier the identification, the sooner treatment begins, and the better the long-term outcomes are.
Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder
July 30, 2022
Because Autism presents so differently from case-to-case, there is no standard method to get a diagnosis. There are still some warning signs to watch for and some steps parents can take before having their child evaluated.
All About Calm Down Kits for Sensory-Sensitive Kids
July 20, 2022
It’s always better to be prepared, and Calm Down Kits can help parents be ready for panic attacks or sensory overload instances their child might experience. These kits consist of items picked by an individual dealing with sensory issues, and they are meant to safely occupy the individuals while they take some time to calm down.
Transitioning from BHRS to IBHS
June 16, 2022
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) recently established new regulations for IBHS to replace BHRS.