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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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Benefits of Telehealth for People with Autism

January 13, 2020 | Kate Sheldon-Princi, M.Ed., BCBA

People with developmental disabilities including autism can connect face-to-face with their healthcare providers using phones, tablets and computers. This approach is called “telehealth” and it offers benefits including increased supervision and communication between healthcare providers and clients, expanded access to care, and better outcomes.

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How to Know When a Child’s Repetitive Behaviors Are a Problem 460 306 bh360

How to Know When a Child’s Repetitive Behaviors Are a Problem

December 16, 2019 | Jessica Robles, M.A., BCBA

Everyone engages in some form of repetitive behavior, such as shaking your leg when sitting or twirling your hair on your finger. Kids with autism are more likely to demonstrate repetitive behaviors that are problematic. There are a number of signs to know when the behavior requires attention. There also is treatment available to help.

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Getting Respite Care When You Need It 460 307 bh360

Getting Respite Care When You Need It

November 11, 2019 | Blanca Garcia, M.A.

Help is available for parents who take care of kids with autism. The service is called “respite care” and it provides caregivers with time to deal with personal or family needs, study or work. In some cases, respite care providers can help teach skills to kids. Getting respite services is easy.

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How to Prepare a Child with Autism for a New Sister or Brother 460 316 bh360

How to Prepare a Child with Autism for a New Sister or Brother

October 28, 2019 | April MacPherson, MA, BCBA

It’s hard to know how a child with autism will react to a new sister or brother. There could be immense joy or serious stress, or a reaction somewhere in between. Preparing the child for a new sibling starts with recognizing what his or her challenges are, so you can plan to address them head on.

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