Life Skills

There are several challenges our kids with autism face on a day to day basis – emotional regulation being one of them. Being able to regulate our emotions involves the…

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Young adults with autism or developmental disabilities often have a very long history of reinforcement of their problem behavior. This often leads to a restrictive lifestyle for their families, which…

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What’s the first thing everyone says when you tell them you’re expecting a baby?  “You’ll never sleep again!”  Well, maybe that’s the first thing after “congratulations”, but still, myths about…

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Parenting looks a lot different these days… children are attending school virtually, parents are working from home, and play-dates are a thing of the past. We have the current worldwide…

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Bedtimes can be a stressful time for both parents and children.  You might have already tried a bedtime routine and already tried providing reinforcement, but what if your child is…

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When teaching kids language skills, such as to identify objects, it helps to separate instruction into expressive and receptive. Expressive language is speaking and receptive language is understanding what others…

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Some things are completely out of our control. For example, this whole COVID-19 social distancing thing. Everything is closed. Sure you can go to the park, but when passing by…

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There is no perfect solution for how we address the interactions between individuals with autism and police, or other similar emergency responders. Much of the training and understanding needs to…

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