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Funds for Services for Individuals with Autism are at Risk 599 399 bh360

Funds for Services for Individuals with Autism are at Risk

June 05, 2020 | Kate Sheldon-Princi, M.Ed., BCBA

California will see budget deficits as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Spending cuts may impact the availability of services for autism that are provided through local regional centers. The federal government is considering additional funding to help. Let your local member of congress know this funding is important to you.

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Respite Care for Kids or Adults with Autism During COVID-19 460 306 bh360

Respite Care for Kids or Adults with Autism During COVID-19

May 28, 2020 | Karina Chavira, BS and Diana Ferrassoli, AA

Keeping everything at home running smoothly during COVID-19 can be challenging, especially for parents of kids or adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. But with respite care, helping hands are ready and safety measures are in place to help parents get the temporary assistance they need.

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Success with Distance Learning for Kids with Autism 460 306 bh360

Success with Distance Learning for Kids with Autism

May 13, 2020 | Susan Rischall Heytow, M.Ed., BCBA

Managing distance learning for kids with autism can be challenging. But with focus and consistency, parents can turn distance learning into a positive experience for everyone. Dealing with the initial confusion, establishing a schedule, and reaching out for professional assistance are a few strategies that can help.

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Telehealth Evolution: Continuing ABA-Based Therapy During the COVID-19 Crisis 599 399 bh360

Telehealth Evolution: Continuing ABA-Based Therapy During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 16, 2020 | Edwin Tsai, MS, BCBA

Telehealth is an approach that allows your child to continue to receive their ABA-based behavioral therapy services without having clinicians come into your home. You may be wondering about this approach and how it’s different from traditional therapy. The simple answer is . . . it’s not much different.

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How to Make Staying Home Fun for Families with Kids with Autism 599 400 bh360

How to Make Staying Home Fun for Families with Kids with Autism

April 2, 2020 | Ashley Farag, M Ed, BCBA

Families have been staying home for a few weeks now. Our circumstance has created an opportunity for us all to enjoy more time together. But by now, you may also be looking for new ideas to keep everyone occupied. Making a game out of daily chores and engaging in “virtual” activities are just a few fun things you can consider.

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How to Talk to Your Child with Autism About the Coronavirus 599 399 bh360

How to Talk to Your Child with Autism About the Coronavirus

March 24, 2020 | Niki Mostadim, PsyD

Talking to kids with autism about the coronavirus can be a challenge. It’s important to engage in honest conversations while not panicking your child. It’s also important to highlight the “bright side”. Calling upon the expertise of ABA-focused service providers can help your child adjust to all the changes they are experiencing. Some providers can provide sessions using a telehealth approach.

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Four Myths About Autism

March 16, 2020 | Pavel “Pasha” Demidov, MS, BCBA

There’s a lot of mythology around autism, including misinformation about autism on the internet. There is no reliable evidence linking autism to bad parenting or immunizations, or that supports a cure. But we do know it’s possible to treat autism by teaching skills that enable those who are affected to navigate life more successfully.

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Managing Severe Problem Behaviors in Adults with Autism 599 399 bh360

Managing Severe Problem Behaviors in Adults with Autism

March 4, 2020 | Vincent van Antwerp, MA, BCBA

Managing severe problem behavior of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities becomes more difficult with age. Working with professionals to complete an assessment, focus on long-term goals, coordinate care, and use data as a guidepost are strategies that can help better manage severe behaviors in adults.

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Your Child is Being Treated for Autism. What’s Your Role? 460 307 bh360

Your Child is Being Treated for Autism. What’s Your Role?

February 17, 2020 | Stephanie London, MA, BCBA, and Niki Mostadim, PsyD

Treating a child with autism is likely to include behavioral therapy based on principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Parents or other caregivers are the pillar of the program. Being committed and collaborative, making the home environment conducive to treatment, and investing in your own self-care are some of the things parents can do to help ensure treatment is as effective as possible.

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How Social Skills Training Can Help Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism 990 640 bh360

How Social Skills Training Can Help Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism

January 27, 2020 | Iris Chiang, M.Ed., BCBA

Social skills are important to everyone to get along and be happy. But socializing can be particularly challenging for kids with autism and other developmental disabilities. Fortunately, help is available. The benefits of social skills training are immediate and long-lasting, especially when group training complements individualized behavioral therapy.

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