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Christian Tsetsos works as an insurance authorization coordinator for the head office of LEARN’s Behavioral Concepts (BCI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, […]
Christian Tsetsos Shares Stories from His Life on the Spectrum
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by Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D Strategic Advisor, LEARN Behavioral Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is widely considered by many professionals and […]
Understanding the Evolution of ABA
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
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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
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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
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by Genevieve Marshall, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA Clinical Director, SPARKS Years ago, in an undergraduate social psychology class, my professor focused […]
This Earth Day and Beyond, Spend More Time in Nature
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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t’s July, and we have all spent more than our fair share of time inside over the past four months. […]
Time Outside
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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
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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
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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
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