fbpx

Our Blog

Partnering with families to help your child with autism thrive. Sharing stories from living on the spectrum and working in the ABA field.
Our blog brings you the latest fully-vetted and expert-approved information about bringing up your child with autism—and pursuing a career in the fast-growing, evolving field of ABA. Want to share a story or submit an idea for a blog? Reach out to us.

03(social)
Becky Schoenfeldt, a registered behavior technician (RBT) for LEARN’s Behavioral Concepts (BCI) clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts, spends her days helping […]
A Special Mother’s Day Interview with Becky Schoenfeldt
Tired Toddler Laying In His Bed
As parents and caregivers, we’re hard-wired to respond to our children’s cries with efforts to comfort and soothe. Nothing is […]
Create a Calm-Down Kit for Your Child with Autism
LEARN_Blog 7_MaiaJackson_SM_FINAL
Our new series, “Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA,” continues with an interview with Maia Jackson, the clinical development manager […]
Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA: Maia Jackson
Marshallls-Bike Ride
by Genevieve Marshall, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA Clinical Director, SPARKS Years ago, in an undergraduate social psychology class, I recall my […]
This Earth Day and Beyond, Spend More Time in Nature
Xavier DeGroat_2
Last fall, when Xavier DeGroat received an opportunity to work at the White House as an intern in the Office […]
Xavier DeGroat Shares His White House Experience and Life with Autism
EvieSocial
When Evie Mutsch, at age two-and-a-half, started applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy at the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP), she […]
Evie and Kelly Mutsch Talk About Their Journey with Autism—and Their Thriving, Eco-Friendly Business
Teacher And Pupils Using Wooden Shapes In Montessori School
By Katherine Johnson, M.S., BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Eye contact. “Quiet” hands. These were goals for autistic […]
Perspectives: Embracing Individuality in Behavior Analysis
MicrosoftTeams-image (4)
As you know, April has been Autism Awareness Month for several decades now. This year, after careful consideration, we are […]
Why We’re Embracing Acceptance this April—and Beyond
Most of us in the autism field know that women make up the bulk of board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs). […]
Women Leaders at LEARN Talk About Working in STEM—and Why Behavior Analysts Sometimes Get Left Out
Little Girl In Bed Awake At Night Yawning And Feeling Restless S
By Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D Strategic Advisor, LEARN Behavioral Preparing a child who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for any […]
Daylight Saving Time: Tips to Help Your Child Adjust
Happy Beautiful Business Mom Talking On Smartphone And Working W
By Mary Smith, BCBA, LBA Executive Director, WEAP The global pandemic of COVID-19 has directly claimed 2.6 million lives worldwide, […]
Perspectives: Supporting Women in the Workplace During the Pandemic
Young Family With Two Small Children Indoors In Bedroom Reading
By Katherine Johnson, MS, BCBA Senior Director of Partnerships, LEARN Behavioral Children learn language best when they’re engaged and interested—something […]
How Books Can Help Kids with Autism Build Language
LEARN_DEI_Blog 4_BrandonWhitfield_Social Media_FINAL_OL
Our new series, “Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA,” kicks off with an interview with Brandon Whitfield, the clinical director […]
Spotlight on Black Professionals in ABA: Brandon Whitfield
Close up of mixed race young adult mother sitting in an armchair
On the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing civil unrest, particularly around race, children are learning and […]
Celebrate Black History Month with These Children’s Books
Black Mother Teaching Little Daughter To Use Digital Tablet Lyin
By Nathan Franklin Managing Behavioral Treatment Technician, WEAP, Milwaukee As our country starts the process of distributing vaccines for COVID-19 […]
Perspectives: Why Access to ABA Is a Matter of Social Justice
Excited Father And Son Sitting In Blanket Fort And Playing With
For many of us, the past year didn’t allow for much planning ahead. Most, if not all, of us, had […]
Plan 2021 with Intention and a Positive Mindset
Happy Funny Family Mother And Children  Bake Christmas Cookies O
The changing of routine, new decorations in the home, the influx of visitors, whether in-person or online—all of this makes […]
Make Holiday Baking with Your Child a Success
Lovely Blonde With Her Mommy Doing Handcraft Activity, Enjoying.
The coronavirus pandemic influences our daily activities and life in a profound way. With the holidays upon us, many families […]
Holiday Gifts to Make with Your Child
Cute little children girls in carnival costumes wearing face mas
Halloween can require some extra planning and precautions when celebrating with children who have autism. UAB Medicine published an article […]
Navigating Halloween 2020 for Kids with Special Needs
Mother Adjusts Her Sons Mask. A Mother And Child On Their Way To
This upcoming fall will be like no other for America’s children. As schools struggle to decide how to re-open safely, […]
Challenges of Transitioning to School in the Fall
Portrait Cheerful Handsome Little Boy. Preschool Child Or Toddle
t’s July, and we have all spent more than our fair share of time inside over the past four months. […]
Time Outside
Happy Family With Child Girl Blow Soap Bubbles Outdoor In Sunny
Parents of special needs children worldwide are struggling with the prospect of engaging the minds and bodies of their children […]
Keep Your Child with Autism Engaged This Summer
African Father And Son Lying On Warm Floor Reading Book
By: Angela Montes, MS, BCBA   Racism. Its existence makes our hearts heavy, evokes sadness, generates uncertainty, and creates fear. […]
How to Start Talking About Racism
Young Nanny And Cute Little Baby Playing With Toys At Home
Now that things are beginning to open back up in some communities, we may start to turn our thoughts to […]
Preparing to Use Respite Workers and Babysitters
togetherwecan
Over the last 10 weeks, I know that most of us have experienced some level of fear, sadness, uncertainty, and […]
A Letter From LEARN’s President
Little Boy Is Meeting For Play Date In Video Chat While Coronavi
As some states cautiously move into the initial phases of re-opening, there may be more places to go within your […]
Keeping Kids Connected to Loved Ones Via Zoom and FaceTime
woman at home drinking coffee
This was a text from one of my mom-friends in the early days of our stay-at-home order.  It took me […]
To All the Other Parents of Children With Special Needs: I Feel You