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Some Simple Strategies To Help You Go To The Park With Your Child With Autism.

Many parents of children with autism run into barriers when taking their children out into the community.  The park is one place where children typically enjoy their freedom and thrive, which can be a nice relief for many parents; although, for parents of children with autism, this can be a stressful situation for many different […]



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Why Is Following Through Important When Giving Instructions?

One of the biggest concerns that parents with children with autism have is that they don’t listen.  Continually telling your child to do something and having them not respond can be very frustrating and stressful.  Besides making instructions very clear and giving instructions only when the child is paying attention, the biggest most important thing […]



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Using Language In A Clear Way For Children With Autism.

If you’ve ever heard behavioral therapists talking with children with autism, you may have noticed that they speak with very clear and minimalistic language.  Some people may even think it’s too robotic.  So, why do they do it? A language impairment is one of the main criteria to receive a diagnosis of autism.  Many children […]



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Increasing Language For Children With Autism.

Impairment in communication is one of the main diagnostic criteria for a child with autism, specifically a delay in or total lack of spoken language.  Behavior analysts break down “language” into many reasons a child would communicate.  Based on these reasons, they identify where there are deficits and how they can increase these deficit areas.  […]



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How To Teach Children With Autism How To Play Independently.

Do you ever wonder how you make it through each day, getting your child dressed and to school?  What about shopping, laundry, house cleaning, and dinner? Somehow you do it, and that is enough for anyone to be proud of.  We want to provide you with some additional techniques that may help with the time […]



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Using Structure And Scheduling For Your Child And Taking Much Needed Time For You.

When you arrive home with the kids after school and work, the first thing you may want to do is relax!  Turning on the television for your child, letting her watch a movie, or allowing her to engage in her repetitive behaviors to her heart’s content is very tempting.  You have had a long day […]



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Making Bedtime And Sleep An Easier Routine For Children With Autism and PDD.

Bedtime can be one of those nightly events which many parents love or hate, or both!  It means that peace and quiet is soon ahead, but it also can mean that a huge struggle is about to ensue.  Many children with autism have difficulties either transitioning to bed, falling asleep, or even staying asleep all […]



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Addressing Eating Issues With Children With Autism.

Do you have troubles getting your child to eat meals, let alone healthy meals?  Many children with autism have difficulties with eating, either because of texture sensitivities, taste aversions, food allergies causing their diets to be very limited, or even just a lack of interest because they would rather be playing or doing something else.  […]



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What Constitutes Effective Intervention For Individuals With Autism, The National Research Council’s Report On Effective Treatments For Autism Still Stands True.

In 2001, National Research Council published findings effective treatments on Educational Interventions for Children with Autism from birth to age 8. The committee set out with the question “What are the characteristics of effective interventions in educational programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders?” The findings were published in a comprehensive book titled, “Educating […]



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Advice For Families Regarding Transition Plans From Regional Centers To Medical Insurance Providers.

Remember that as a result of SB 946, individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorders or Autism are entitled to use their medical insurance to obtain services. Specifically, as of July 1, 2012 and until July 1, 2014 individuals in the state of California can now use their medical insurance to obtain services. Also remember that it […]



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