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BY RONIT MOLKO, PH.D., BCBA-D STRATEGIC ADVISOR, LEARN BEHAVIORAL If there is one enduring hallmark of the American experience, it’s […]
Neurodiversity: What It Means, Why It Matters
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Navigating the world of autism can be especially hectic during the holidays. While you juggle your to-do list, you may […]
6 Calming Activities for the Hectic Holiday Season
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Winter solstice, the day “the sun stands still,” marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. It’s the […]
6 Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice
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It’s beginning to look a lot like that time of year when your list of things stressing you out is […]
Make the Holidays Successful for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
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There’s a science behind thankfulness. What researchers are learning about gratitude is that it can be transformative for families, neighborhoods, […]
Why Gratitude Matters, and How to Foster It in Kids with ASD
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by Bradley Ross, M.A., BCBA, LBA Assistant Clinical Director, LEARN/AST, Louisiana There is no “one-plan-fits-all” approach for handling meltdowns. When […]
How to Help Your Child Through a Meltdown
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by Katherine Johnson, M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral All sibling relationships have their ups and downs. Siblings […]
Autism and Siblings: Tips to Help Your Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Kids Get Along
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Halloween tips for kids with autism spectrum disorders There’s a lot about Halloween that can be tricky for kids on […]
How to Make Halloween a Treat for Kids with ASD
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By Ashley Williams, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA Senior Clinical Director, BCI Does your child only eat one brand of chicken nuggets […]
Autism and Picky Eating: Help Your Child Build Healthy Eating Habits
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In a year when the pandemic kept many families at home and on their screens, many Americans turned to podcasts to […]
10 Top-Performing Podcast Episodes About Autism
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by Katherine Johnson. M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral The first child I ever worked with wanted nothing […]
Reframing Your Child’s Intense Interests as a Strength
Passionate about improving the lives of kids with autism and their families, Angela Parker works as a board certified behavior […]
Spotlight on Diversity in ABA: An Interview with Angela Parker
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Dana Trick is on the cusp of the Millennial generation and Gen Z. She feels in between when it comes […]
An Outsider’s Path to Feeling Embraced as a Hispanic-American-Autistic
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When Laura Brompton’s son, Bertie, was a toddler going through the assessment and diagnosis process for autism spectrum disorder, she […]
How to Manage a Career, While Raising a Child with Autism
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Looking for an entry-level yet meaningful and growth-oriented job? Like many, you may not know about the growing field of […]
9 Types of People Who Should Apply for an Entry-Level ABA Job
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by Katherine Johnson, M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Building a strong relationship with your child’s teacher can […]
This School Year, Build a Trusting Relationship with Your Child’s Teacher
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by Michelle Mannella, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA Behavior Analyst, LEARN/SPARKS Wow, it’s finally here! Some of us thought this moment would […]
10 Tips to Transition Kids with Autism Back to In-Person School
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by Shelby Morain, M.A., BCBA, LBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst, LEARN/Autism Spectrum Therapies Plenty of parents and caregivers of kids […]
Five Steps to Help Your Child with Autism Make Friends
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by Brittany Barger, M.Ed., BCBA Behavior Consultant, Autism Spectrum Therapies Summer can mean outdoor activities and family vacations, but it […]
How to Handle Screen Time with Your Child with Autism
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By Ashley Williams, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA Many children with autism are drawn to water for its calming, sensory experience. In […]
Why Swimming and Water Play Benefit Kids with ASD
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Blaring lights, screeching sirens, looming strangers with shiny badges—encounters with police can bring an overload of sensory experiences, making it […]
Six Steps to Prepare Your Child with Autism to Interact with Police
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by Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D Strategic Advisor, LEARN Behavioral What a difference a year can make. Last June, most parents […]
How to Keep Your Child with Autism Engaged This Summer
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Many kids with autism love to cook and bake, especially tasty treats. For the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, we’re […]
Easy Healthy—and Tasty—Treats to Make with Your Kids on the Fourth of July
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Giovanna “G” Bosco (she/they), a training tech at LEARN Behavioral and AST’s Mandeville, Louisiana, location, spends the bulk of their […]
Spotlight on Diversity in ABA: An Interview with Giovanna “G” Bosco
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by Katherine Johnson, M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Families everywhere are chucking backpacks and school shoes to […]
Sensory Processing Issues and Summer: Sand, Sweat, Fireworks … Oh, My!
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Ever heard of the job behavior technician? If you like working with kids and families—and making a difference in their […]
What in the World Is a Behavior Tech?
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Steve Olson’s day once started with an hour-long commute through the traffic-laden corridors of Silicon Valley, followed by long, intense […]
One Dad’s Story: Giving Back Helped My Family Heal