Safely Meeting Pets & Service Animals
March 07, 2023
For many families, pets provide an added element of support and companionship. Teaching your child to be safe around animals and to be respectful of pets can help reinforce developing social skills, and there are even service animals trained to assist with tasks based on the needs of an individual.
Addressing Deficits in Communication & Social Skills
February 08, 2023
Communication and social skills can be a measure of your child’s developmental progress. If you start to notice your child presenting skills deficits in these areas, it may be time to discuss your observations with your child’s pediatrician.
Learning Tools for Parents of Children with Autism
January 31, 2023
Parents of children with Autism and related diagnoses often have to invest more effort into their child’s development and treatment than parents of typically developing children, but there is extra help available online. With access to these online tools, parents can find resources that directly address their child’s needs.
Regressions in Children with Autism
January 05, 2023
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects different people in different ways. This includes the rate of achievement for developmental milestones and the likelihood of an individual with Autism experiencing some form of regression.
Maintaining Good Communication Between Parents and the ABA Team
December 20, 2022
Parents of children with Autism and related disabilities already know there are times when they must be an advocate for their child. A child receiving ABA services also benefits from parental involvement, as parents are an integral part of the ABA team.
Preparing for Emergency Situations for Children with Autism and related diagnoses
December 13, 2022
The holiday season is upon us, and with so much going on, it is important to practice good safety awareness. Accidents can happen at any time, but you can keep your family prepared with planning and practice.
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.