How to Handle Screen Time with Your Child with Autism

Posted by & filed under For Parents, News & Events.

by Brittany Barger, M.Ed., BCBA Behavior Consultant, Autism Spectrum Therapies   Summer can mean outdoor activities and family vacations, but it can also mean more time spent at home, with parents and caregivers scrambling to come up with a kid-friendly daily agenda, while managing work, running errands, and tending to countless other priorities. It should… Read more »

Follow Your Passions: The Vast Areas of Interest in ABA

Posted by & filed under Interview, News & Events.

Dr. Danquah-Brobby is an international psychologist and board certified behavior analyst currently serving as the ABA Chair for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington, DC Campus. Paula joins us to talk about a variety of topics related to the education, professional progression, and interests of behavior analysts.  From teaching young learners to working internationally, this… Read more »

Why Swimming and Water Play Benefit Kids with ASD

Posted by & filed under News & Events.

By Ashley Williams, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA Many children with autism are drawn to water for its calming, sensory experience. In fact, a 2015 study[1] found that children with ASD enjoy swimming significantly more than children without ASD. And while water can present a safety concern, water play and swimming also offer several benefits for children… Read more »

Six Steps to Prepare Your Child with Autism to Interact with Police

Posted by & filed under For Parents, News & Events.

Blaring lights, screeching sirens, looming strangers with shiny badges—encounters with police can bring an overload of sensory experiences, making it difficult for kids and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to respond calmly to an approaching officer. As headlines report and data reflects, these encounters can lead officers to assume people with autism are defiant… Read more »

How to Keep Your Child with Autism Engaged This Summer

Posted by & filed under For Parents, News & Events.

by Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D Strategic Advisor, LEARN Behavioral What a difference a year can make. Last June, most parents were forced to reckon with the prospect of extended, pandemic-related lockdowns and a summer unlike any since the 1918 influenza pandemic. Now, however, summer has arrived, the sun is shining, and with more than 50… Read more »