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5 Types of Animal Therapy for Autism

5 Types of Animal Therapy for Autism

While there is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), animal therapy for autism has become a reliable source of support and growth. In becoming pet lovers/owners, people with autism grow to use animals for emotional, physical, and psychological support. Including...

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10 Autism Websites You Might Not Know About

10 Autism Websites You Might Not Know About

When it comes to autism websites, there’s no shortage of organizations and companies publishing information online. It’s not hard to find the most popular autism websites, but we chose sites that might not have the same visibility as what you’ll find on the first page...

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Top 5 Autism Books for Parents

Top 5 Autism Books for Parents

If you're a parent with a child on the autism spectrum, you might be eager to jump into all the resources available to you. From autism books for parents, articles like this one, conferences, tv shows, and documentaries, the options of how you can learn about autism...

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Top 10 Movies Featuring Autism

Top 10 Movies Featuring Autism

Movies and television can be a great way to get the family together to watch something transformative and helpful! There are many movies featuring autism, or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), including documentaries, dramas, and comedies. Creating this list was not...

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7 Lessons We’ve Learned from Autism

7 Lessons We’ve Learned from Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability categorized by significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges, as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ABA Centers of America offer Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for...

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8 Myths About ABA Therapy

8 Myths About ABA Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the only evidence-based treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder. It’s been the subject of decades of scientific research. ABA therapy is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General, Autism Society of America, National Institute of...

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12 Famous People with Autism

12 Famous People with Autism

People with autism are often creative, innovative, and highly talented. But many people are surprised when a famous person admits to being on the autism spectrum (or, in some cases of heroes from the past, when autism is suggested). While there may be many challenges...

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The 7 Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis

The 7 Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis

What are the 7 dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? Think of these as the core principles that make ABA so effective. Before we delve into the dimensions, let's focus on how therapy works and how a child with autism or even autistic adults can benefit from...

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9 Keys to Raising a Child with Autism

9 Keys to Raising a Child with Autism

Author’s note: For several years, I worked with children with autism and their families all over the United States, providing ABA therapy. I hope my experience as a Registered Behavior Technician will help you answer your questions about autism! So, your family member...

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6 Hidden Strengths of Autism

6 Hidden Strengths of Autism

The Positives of Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is classified as a developmental disorder and can be seen by those who are unfamiliar as a roadblock to independence. While it may be easier to see the challenges associated with a diagnosis of autism, individuals...

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7 Ways to Help Children with Autism Enjoy the Holidays

7 Ways to Help Children with Autism Enjoy the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be difficult for anyone. The lights, sounds, people, and increased demands to participate in holiday activities add additional stress to all members of a family unit, but even more for those who have children with...

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What Is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)?

What Is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)?

If you’ve done any research on ABA therapy as a treatment for autism, you’ve probably seen letters after people’s names, like BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) and RBT (Registered Behavior Technician). Attached to those letters are the well-trained professionals...

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A Young Woman Describes Her Autism Diagnosis Experience

A Young Woman Describes Her Autism Diagnosis Experience

Seeking an autism diagnosis, whether it’s for yourself or a child, is a pivotal point in anyone’s life. A young woman recently shared her autism diagnosis story with us, which she wrote as part of her application to Harvard. It’s a personal, powerful commentary that...

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10 School-Success Strategies for Students with Autism

10 School-Success Strategies for Students with Autism

Even with a consistent ASD-support team and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) in place, the transition from one school year to the next can come with its fair share of growing pains. Old behaviors may emerge again and present challenges that impede school success...

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10 Best Pinterest Boards for Learning About Autism

10 Best Pinterest Boards for Learning About Autism

If you are new to the world of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), chances are you're a bit overwhelmed! ASD research has come a long way in the past few years alone, and technology is making it easier than ever to share the current best practices in the field. Luckily,...

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Do I Have Autism? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Do I Have Autism? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Did you know that there are millions of people in the United States who have autism? The CDC estimates that 5,437,988 people in the country have autism. That means that it's more common than you thought for you or someone you love to have autism. If you're unsure if...

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Autism Facts and Statistics That Might Surprise You

Autism Facts and Statistics That Might Surprise You

Autism is one of the most common disorders in the U.S. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite the prevalence, autism is often misunderstood. In an attempt to provide understanding, many organizations have launched campaigns...

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What Is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)?

What Is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)?

When you're looking for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)  therapy for your child, it is important that you choose a program that has a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). While there is no cure for autism, therapies have come a long way. BCBAs are essential in...

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Is There a Cure for Autism?

Is There a Cure for Autism?

The short answer is no. There is no cure for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is the range of developmental disorders associated with challenges in social skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. According to the CDC, autism affects...

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