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For decades, women have played a crucial role in diagnosing, understanding, and treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As ASD becomes […]
Celebrating Women in Autism this International Women’s Day
Learn about the importance of incorporating your child’s native language in applied behavior analysis for optimal communication and engagement.
5 Tips for Navigating Autism Treatment for Your Multilingual Child
Make Valentine’s Day special this year for your child with autism with these tips on how to express love to themselves, friends, and family members.
3 Tips for Making Valentine’s Day Special for Your Autistic Child
There’s a myth that autistics have more trouble communicating than neurotypicals and lack empathy. How does the Double Empathy Problem bust this myth?
Myth: Autistic People Lack Empathy
By Karen Callahan While no one can argue with the fun of traditional activities, such as building snowmen or snow […]
7 Tips for Snow Day Fun
Holidays can be stressful for kids with autism. Follow these best tips and practices before, during, and after the holidays for a successful holiday season.
8 Tips for Planning for a Successful Holiday for Your Autistic Child
Wisconsin Early Autism Project and ASGW held vaccine clinics that provided autistic kids a positive experience while receiving their COVID-19 vaccines.
LEARN’s Kerry Hoops Uses Assent-Based Practice to Make COVID-19 Vaccination Comfortable for Kids with Autism
Buying the perfect gift for kids and other loved ones can be challenging, and this can also be true when […]
Five Tips for Selecting the Best Holiday Gifts for Kids with Autism
LEARN is committed to fostering a culture that embraces what makes us each unique—be it race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual […]
Structural Racism and its Impact on ABA: Disparities in Diagnosis and Treatment
By Katherine Johnson. M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Are you working to become a better ally to […]
Allyship Tips for Neurotypical Friends of the Autistic Community
The following is an interview published by Chicago Parent with LEARN Behavioral Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Hanna Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D. […]
Help Your Child Build Friendships With Kids With Autism
Heading back to school can bring a number of challenges for our kids, especially those with autism. Navigating new environments, […]
Back to School: Homework Tips
Getting ready for the new school year can be a hectic and exciting time. Transitioning from the extra playtime and […]
Tips for Reducing Back to School Anxiety
By Katherine Johnson. M.S., BCBASenior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Judy Singer is an autistic Australian social scientist. In the […]
Neurodiversity – Origins and Impact
LEARN is committed to fostering a culture that embraces what makes us each unique—be it race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual […]
Addressing Health Equity in ABA Treatment Part I: A Black Mother’s Experience
School is out! Let summer break be a great opportunity to continue your child’s learning and growth. While summer can […]
Building Social Skills During Summer
Summer is a few short weeks away! The joy of completing the school year also brings the challenges associated with […]
7 Tips for Creating Summer Fun For Autistic Kids
Resources for families in the wake of Tuesday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas We all have been impacted by yesterday’s devastating […]
Our Heart Goes Out to Texas
First off, let’s talk about gender identity.  How do you identify? I identify as floating between more of a masculine […]
Voices for All: Sam Krus – An Interview Discussing Gender Diversity
Voices for All Ash Franks
In September 2020, LEARN convened a group of neurodivergent staff to form our Neurodivergent Advisory Committee. The committee reviews and […]
Voices for All: Ash Franks Talks about Supporting Autistic People While Being Autistic and Her Role on LEARN’s New Neurodiversity Advisory Committee
Graduate school is not something to be entered into lightly. A graduate degree is a big financial investment and requires […]
Selecting an ABA Graduate Program
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RONIT MOLKO, PH.D., BCBA-D STRATEGIC ADVISOR, LEARN BEHAVIORAL Just because someone is nonspeaking, does not mean they’re non-thinking. Around 25 […]
MYTH: Nonverbal or Nonspeaking People with Autism are Intellectually Disabled
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The Autism Journey: Accepting vs. Resisting A Diagnosis
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RONIT MOLKO, PH.D., BCBA-D STRATEGIC ADVISOR, LEARN BEHAVIORAL It has been said that history is written by the victors. The […]
What is Contemporary ABA?
Affectionate Mother Parent Caring Embrace Little Son Expressing
by Katherine Johnson. M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral  “One of the most Googled questions neurotypicals ask about […]
Myth: People with Autism Don’t Feel Love
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The following is based on a conversation Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Dr. Evian Gordon, Chairman and CEO of Brain […]
Brain Plasticity & Early Intervention: “Neurons that fire together, wire together”
LEARN Behavioral Autism
BY KATHERINE JOHNSON, M.S., BCBA SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PARTNERSHIPS Looking back at 2021, there were significant developments, both in research […]
Top 5 Autism Studies from the Last Year