1. Why your child is acting a certain way

    Every child, anywhere, regardless of autism, acts a certain way for a reason. We don’t do things out of nowhere. Honing down those reasons are the key to helping a child overcome a behavior that won’t serve them in their adult years. Let’s look at some common reasons people engage in certain behaviors so you notice what makes your child act the way they do! Sensory Sometimes we do things because it feels good to do them. Even though soda is bad for us, when we drink it the taste feels worth it, or the energy it gives us feels good. Sometimes we know we shouldn’t do something but we do …Read More

  2. Positive Approaches for Children with Autism

    As a parent of autistic children we know how frustrating it can be when your child is unable to participate. It’s difficult to understand why your child won’t respond to simple instructions or phrases; especially when it benefits them. But it’s a good thing to remember, an autistic child doesn’t experience the same re-enforcement factors that a ‘neurologically normal’ child would. When a ‘normal child’ responds to the instruction “do you want to play?” they receive plenty of praise, play and are excited by this. The autistic child struggles to say yes, leading to no playtim…Read More

  3. Get The Best Therapy From a Smaller Agency

    Sometimes bigger is better, but when it comes to choosing the right therapist for your child. Bigger may not always be better. There are pros and cons to every decision and Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA therapy may be one of the biggest investments you make in your child with autism’s life. For this reason, here are a few simple things to consider when choosing a small versus a big ABA agency. With a small agency you can always get to the top person in charge. With the larger agencies there are usually several people you have to go through before getting to anyone who can actually help you.…Read More