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Food Selectivity: Battles at the Dinner Table 600 401 bh360

Food Selectivity: Battles at the Dinner Table

March 11, 2019 | Jared Freilich, MA, BCBA

It’s not unusual for children to be picky about food; it can be a pretty normal process as little ones develop a taste for what they prefer to eat, and what they don’t. They usually outgrow the fussiness as their palates mature. But children with developmental disabilities often adopt persistent patterns of unhealthy or very narrow preferences about food that go miles beyond typical finicky childhood eating.

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Children with Autism are More Likely to Experience Abuse than Other Children

February 28, 2019 | Leili Zarbakhsh, PhD, LEP, LMFT, BCBA-D

Helping children on the autism spectrum is complex and difficult. We work hard to give our children a voice, so they are able to have their needs met and navigate their way to as normal a life as possible. Sadly, new research has reminded us how vulnerable these children are to abuse, and how likely they are to experience it.

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

February 25, 2019 | Yelba Diaz, BA

Parenting is never an easy job! For parents of children with autism or other developmental disabilities, parenting can be even more challenging. These parents find their roles expanding into that of 24/7 caregivers who are not only expected to provide love and support, but also to meet relentless needs.

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Infant Development & Early Intervention
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Red Flags for Autism

February 13, 2019 | Roxana Rabadi, PsyD, LCP

There is no greater joy than watching your baby develop as a little person, hearing them laugh and babble, and seeing them explore their surroundings. Some babies take a little longer than others to achieve expected milestones, from crawling to feeding themselves, and that’s not necessarily a problem; children develop at their own pace. But there are specific behaviors that can be indicative of a developmental disability such as autism.

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