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In-Home ABA Therapy Benefits
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In-Home ABA Therapy Benefits

Many parents of a child with ASD wonder what the best therapy method for their child is. In-home therapy (in tandem with other recommended programs) is a critical part of the development of any child with ASD. ...
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ABA Therapy Benefits
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ABA Therapy Benefits

Many people with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) need support when learning specific skills or new behaviors that are positive and functional. ABA therapy can be very effective with teaching skills in these common areas: General social skills...
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ASD & Gender Comorbidities
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ASD & Gender Comorbidities

The likelihood that a person with autism has another condition correlates strongly with the age at which they received their autism diagnosis, according to a new study. The study also noted that girls with autism are more...
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ASD & COVID-19
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ASD & COVID-19

People with autism aged 16 and younger and 40 to 60 have higher odds of being infected with COVID-19 than their neurotypical peers do, according to new studies. Researchers analyzed data from 16,406 people with autism in...
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ABA Therapy Methodology Basics
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ABA Therapy Methodology Basics

When it comes to behavior-based ASD therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is currently the only successful evidence-based methodology. Two of the main objectives of ABA therapy are to develop significant social skills and adaptive life skills....
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New Study Prompts Outrage Among Autism Researchers
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New Study Prompts Outrage Among Autism Researchers

A recent study in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has prompted outrage among many autism researchers. Every researcher on the study (a study focused on autism prevalence and related costs...
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Back to School Checklist for Students with ASD
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Back to School Checklist for Students with ASD

We recently wrote a blog on what to do to start a smooth back-to-school transition for kids with ASD. The blog was fairly dense, so this one is going to take a more compact look in a...
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Going Back to School for Kids with ASD
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Going Back to School for Kids with ASD

Going back to school is tough for most kids, but especially so for kids with ASD. The change of scenery & routine from summer break to a school setting can be tough. The COVID-19 pandemic has made...
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Early Indicators of ASD
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Early Indicators of ASD

Early social skills are emerging as one reliable indicator of ASD. Some research suggests that children who lack social gestures are likely to have pronounced autism traits later on and follow a lower skill trajectory.  In a...
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ASD & Double Empathy (Part 2)
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ASD & Double Empathy (Part 2)

What is double empathy and how does it relate to ASD? Click here for Part 1. Double Empathy & Current Thinking About ASD The double empathy problem stands at odds with several widely adopted ideas about people...
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ASD & Double Empathy (Part 1)
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ASD & Double Empathy (Part 1)

What is double empathy and how does it relate to ASD? The basis of the Double Empathy Theory is that a mismatch between two people can lead to faulty communication. This disconnect can occur at many levels,...
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Autism Isn’t An Impairment, It’s A Language Difference
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Autism Isn’t An Impairment, It’s A Language Difference

Those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a more difficult time communicating compared to those who present as neurotypical. Communication isn't just words and speaking. It's reading body language, facial expressions, and gestures. All of this makes...
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Autism Resources
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Autism Resources

We know that finding good resources to help understand and learn about autism can be hard to find. There aren’t a lot of comprehensive resources on the internet, which can make it difficult to get information without...
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What Are The Signs of High-Functioning Autism?
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What Are The Signs of High-Functioning Autism?

Because "high-functioning autism" isn't an official diagnosis, the term can be hard to fully define. According to the team at VeryWell Health, however, the term can mean any of the following: A person with mild autism symptoms...
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What Is High-Functioning Autism?
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What Is High-Functioning Autism?

Any parent of more than one child can tell you that no two kids ever act exactly the same. However, there are lots of behaviors and developmental milestones that are considered normal for young children. But what...
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Why Whole-Family Support Matters for Kids With Autism
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Why Whole-Family Support Matters for Kids With Autism

Children with autism who work with Board Certified Behavior Analysts in a therapeutic ABA setting learn skills that help them function independently. These kids never work in a vacuum, since the long-term goal is the effective transfer...
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Getting Started with ABA Therapy
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Getting Started with ABA Therapy

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is administered by professionals. As a parent, you play an important role in choosing the right person to help your child. But your work won't stop when the professional begins. Effective ABA...
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ABA Therapy Basics (Part 2)
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ABA Therapy Basics (Part 2)

CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 What Does an ABA Program Involve? Good ABA programs for autism are not "one size fits all." ABA should not be viewed as a canned set of drills. Rather, each program is...
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ABA Therapy Basics (Part 1)
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ABA Therapy Basics (Part 1)

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Behavior analysis helps us to understand: How behavior works How behavior is affected by the environment How...
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Autism Detection in Infants and Young Children
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Autism Detection in Infants and Young Children

Deciding to objectively look at your child for signs of autism is hard. Thinking about your child possibly needing alternate care or schooling when that child is still a baby was not what you signed up for....
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