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ABA Therapy, Medicaid, & LCSWs
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ABA Therapy, Medicaid, & LCSWs

What is an LCSW? A licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) is a state-certified social worker with at least a master’s degree in a social work program. Each LCSW must also pass a national examination. LCSWs have extensive...
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Autism Diagnosis Criteria Reference
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Autism Diagnosis Criteria Reference

Note: This short article was primarily put together for reference. The actual process for diagnosing ASD is much more complex than just the steps and areas of note published in the DSM-5. Only medically-licensed professionals are able...
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Who can help with Autism?
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Who can help with Autism?

There are many professions that are specifically designated to help individuals with autism. These professions range from publicly available to private in-home programs. The needs of each child are different and so are the professionals that can...
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What to do After an Autism Diagnosis
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What to do After an Autism Diagnosis

If you have had a child diagnosed with Autism (or ASD), it can be tough to know what to do next. The developmental pediatrician or clinical psychologist that diagnosed your child may have given you some starting...
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ABA Therapy & Medicaid
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ABA Therapy & Medicaid

ABA Therapy & Medicaid ABA therapy is not cheap. Thankfully, many insurance companies provide coverage for the cost of the therapy. But what if you don’t have private insurance? Applied Behavior Analysis is the only empirically-based therapy...
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What Does In-Home ABA Therapy Look Like?
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What Does In-Home ABA Therapy Look Like?

Many ABA therapy programs take place in-home. The comfortable setting makes in-home treatment more conducive to the needs of some children with ASD. In-home ABA therapy may differ from the therapy held in a clinical setting but...
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What Does ABA Therapy Look Like?
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What Does ABA Therapy Look Like?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is such a broad ASD therapy approach making it difficult to define what a typical program will look like. The amount of therapy and level of parent involvement varies, often according to the...
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 2)
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 2)

ABA therapy is the only evidence-based ASD therapy, but the treatment only works if it is done with care. Not all ABA service providers are the same. How can you tell if your child’s treatment is being...
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 1)
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ABA Therapy Red Flags (Part 1)

ABA therapy is the only evidence-based ASD therapy, but the treatment only works if it is done with care. Not all ABA service providers are the same. How can you tell if your child’s treatment is being...
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The Differences Between ASD and Social Anxiety
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The Differences Between ASD and Social Anxiety

On the surface, social anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may look the same. Both people with autism and those with social anxiety can experience social situations differently than others. While social anxiety and ASD can...
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Having Priorities Helps Children With Autism
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Having Priorities Helps Children With Autism

One of the challenges of modern life is the lure of having it all. We believe that if we can just manage our time, our child with autism can have the best experiences at school, at ABA...
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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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