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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Children with Autism

A Parent’s Perspective: Reflecting on special needs parenting and looking toward the new year For many of us raising children with autism, our goals for the new year may differ greatly from our parenting peers. Losing 10 pounds or striving…
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Creating a Sensory Box for Your Child with Autism: A Holiday Season Activity

The holiday season is often a whirlwind of activities, from cooking festive feasts to wrapping presents and decorating the house. Amidst the hustle and bustle, finding activities that keep your child engaged and happy can be a challenge, especially…
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Holiday Planning that Makes Room for Autism

A Parent's Perspective: No more holiday stress The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for parents and caregivers of children with autism, it can also bring unique challenges as well as full-on…
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Things to be Thankful for with Autism {+ a FREE printable}

A Parent's Perspective: The awesome things about autism I'm most grateful for this Thanksgiving November is a season of thanksgiving and gratitude. If we're honest, thankfulness is not typically our first response when parenting a child with…
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Does My Child Have Autism?

A Parent's Perspective: How to get an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else. Yet your proximity to them may limit your ability to have an unbiased opinion of their development. If…
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The Effectiveness of ABA therapy: What It Is and How It Works 

The Effectiveness of ABA Therapy: What It Is and How It Works Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, a scientific approach to understanding and changing behavior, has emerged as a widely recognized and effective treatment for individuals…
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Nurturing Special Needs Sibling Bonds: Keys for a Strong and Supportive Relationship

A Parent's Perspective: Sibling Relationships If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, you understand the unique challenges and joys of raising a child with different abilities. One of the most worrisome aspects of parenting…
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How to Find the Right ABA Provider for Your Family 

How to Find the Right ABA Provider for Your Family As a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, finding the right Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provider can be a daunting task. There are many providers, and choosing the best option…
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Creating an Autism-Friendly Home

A Parent Perspective: Incorporating ABA Into Your Home Environment Scrolling through social media one day, this post completely captured my feelings of home:  I love my home. I love being at home. And I love inviting people over to…
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The 5 Big Benefits of ABA Therapy

The 5 Big Benefits of ABA Therapy As a devoted caregiver of a child with autism, you constantly seek ways to help your child flourish and lead their best life. We understand the challenges you face.  As Board Certified Behavior Analysts…
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How to Practice ABA Skills at Home

I can’t wait to get home and work on everything my child learned in therapy! Said no mother ever.  Therapy is not just hard work for my kid; it's hard work for me. I know a consistent approach is essential to the transference of skills…
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Debunking Some Common Myths and Misconceptions about ABA Therapy 

As a parent or caregiver of a child with autism, you may have heard about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Unfortunately, not all of the information you come across is true. In fact, some of it can be harmful and lead to misconceptions…