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Picky Eaters with Autism: 6 Savvy Tips to Help!

Picky Eaters with Autism: 6 Savvy Tips to Help!

Picky eaters with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often struggle with atypical eating behaviors, food rejection, and aversions. These emotional, behavioral, and physical problems go beyond simple unwillingness or dislike of food. They are a facet of autism that is not...

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Stimming and Autism: A Centered Exploration of Behavior

Stimming and Autism: A Centered Exploration of Behavior

Many people with autism display self-stimulatory behavior known as stimming. When most people consider autism and those who stim, they often think of children who are non-verbal and engage in stereotypical behaviors such as spinning around in circles or flapping their...

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The Eagles Autism Challenge: Inspiring Families

The Eagles Autism Challenge: Inspiring Families

In response to the growing need for quality autism services and events, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie created the Eagles Autism Challenge. The annual fundraising event presented by the Philadephia Eagles football team was designed to help support the growing...

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Disorders Co-Occurring with Autism: Aware and Conscious.

Disorders Co-Occurring with Autism: Aware and Conscious.

Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging on its own, but conditions co-occurring with autism can make treatment complex. In fact, people with autism are often at higher risk of having co-occurring conditions or comorbidities as they are called. This blog post will...

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Symptoms of Autism: Does My Child have ASD?

Symptoms of Autism: Does My Child have ASD?

You're not alone if you're worried your child may be showing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism and neurodiversity are becoming more and more prevalent, especially in children. The good news is that early screening and select treatments can help improve the...

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Focused Reinforcement in ABA Therapy: Positive vs. Negative?

Focused Reinforcement in ABA Therapy: Positive vs. Negative?

Positive and negative reinforcement in ABA therapy are key tools to help children learn new skills. ABA therapy is a behavioral approach known as the gold standard in helping children and families touched by autism spectrum disorder manage some of the challenges...

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Cancellations and ABA Therapy: 7 Powerful Things to Consider

Cancellations and ABA Therapy: 7 Powerful Things to Consider

Cancellations in ABA therapy are bound to happen! Often children with Autism Spectrum Disorder receive anywhere from 20-40 hours of ABA therapy a week, which means there are times when treatment will have to be postponed, cut short, or canceled altogether. However,...

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Tylenol Autism Lawsuit: The Epic Controversy Continues

Tylenol Autism Lawsuit: The Epic Controversy Continues

Several Tylenol autism lawsuits have made headlines as families across the country sue Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the popular household pain reliever. Parents believe their Tylenol use played a role in their child's autism. New findings about the...

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Neurodiversity: Why Autism Isn’t a Problem to Be Fixed

Neurodiversity: Why Autism Isn’t a Problem to Be Fixed

Neurodiversity and autism have become popular topics over the years, especially recently, as awareness of neurodivergence has increased. However, it is clear that not everyone fully understands what neurodiversity is. Many people seem to think it is a problem that...

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Why Does Your Child with Autism Act Out? 10 Critical Reasons

Why Does Your Child with Autism Act Out? 10 Critical Reasons

Does your child with autism act out frequently? Or perhaps, problematic behavior does not happen consistently, but when it does occur, it is severely out of control. It can be demanding and draining for autism parents to deal with the behavior exhibited by their...

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Brave and Empowered: What Is It Like Living with Autism?

Brave and Empowered: What Is It Like Living with Autism?

If someone you love has autism, you may have asked yourself, "What is it like living with Autism Spectrum Disorder? People with autism often feel like they live in an alternate reality. It can be challenging to comprehend what it is like to have autism, as it is a...

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Father of a Child with Autism: The Captivating Journey

Father of a Child with Autism: The Captivating Journey

Being a father of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be one of a man's most rewarding and challenging experiences. It takes hard work, patience, and reflection to become the best father possible to a son or daughter who is living with autism. In this blog post...

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Autism Anxiety in Parents: 6 Ways to Cope and Conquer It!

Autism Anxiety in Parents: 6 Ways to Cope and Conquer It!

Autism anxiety in parents is common when you have a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It manifests differently in each parent, but some common symptoms include worry, stress, and difficulty sleeping. In fathers of children with autism, anxiety is often...

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7 Authentic Characteristics of Autism Displayed by Children

7 Authentic Characteristics of Autism Displayed by Children

So much information on autism is about the symptoms and challenges, but not every child with autism will have the same experiences. However, this article will discuss seven authentic characteristics of autism in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will also...

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The Useful Benefits of Visual Supports for Kids with Autism

The Useful Benefits of Visual Supports for Kids with Autism

For children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), visual supports like photographs, drawings, objects, written words, etc., are often life-changing tools. Many individuals on the spectrum struggle with communication, making everyday tasks and social interactions...

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Overcoming the Autism Stigma: 6 Outstanding Keys for Parents

Overcoming the Autism Stigma: 6 Outstanding Keys for Parents

Raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be a demanding experience for any parent, but the autism stigma surrounding the diagnosis can make it even harder. Not only do autism parents have to worry about all the typical parenting challenges, but they...

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10 Amazing Tips for Overwhelmed Autism Parents

10 Amazing Tips for Overwhelmed Autism Parents

Finding out your child has autism may take you from being a busy parent to an overwhelmed autism parent! You suddenly must cope with a range of new emotions and challenges on top of dealing with the everyday stressors of life. Feeling overwhelmed by this significant...

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Autism Social Skills: 8 Creative Activities for Children

Autism Social Skills: 8 Creative Activities for Children

Improving autism social skills is essential to the growth and development of children on the spectrum. Social interaction and communication difficulties are common features of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many children on the spectrum find it hard to take turns in...

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ABA-at-Home: 11 Steps to Preparing an Effective Program

ABA-at-Home: 11 Steps to Preparing an Effective Program

Preparing for ABA-at-home therapy can benefit children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders. ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) programs implemented in a child’s natural environment have produced better outcomes than those delivered in a clinic or school...

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16 Amazing ABA Conferences in 2022–2023!

16 Amazing ABA Conferences in 2022–2023!

Whether you’re in the field of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and interested in professional development or just want to learn more about it, we’re giving you the top 16 ABA conferences near you and around the world! These conferences are also great for families and...

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