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An Autism Diagnosis Can Be Challenging For Siblings

Date: July 8, 2016

An autism spectrum disorder diagnosis affects one in 68 children, equaling millions of children a year. And, a large majority of those diagnosed have brothers and sisters who struggle to not only understand the diagnosis but also how to properly support their sibling with special needs. It is not uncommon for typically developing siblings to View More

EAP Employee Spotlight: Meet Casey Gregory, MT-BC, BCaBA

Date: June 15, 2016

Casey Gregory is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBa) and Board Certified Music Therapist who started working at Early Autism Project (EAP) in 2009. As a senior therapist with EAP, Casey trains lead therapists in upstate South Carolina and provides program coordination services, assessments, supervision and training for home-based, clinic-based and school district ABA View More

Top 10 Summer Activities for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Date: June 9, 2016

By: Kelly Taylor, BCaBA, Director of Charleston Clinic School is out and summer is here! This is an exciting time for children but can be a stressful few months for parents who have to create new ways to fill the long days. This time off from school and daily routines can be especially challenging for View More

Incorporating Exercise to Help Prevent Obesity Among Children with Autism

Date: May 10, 2016

Let’s Get Physical! By: Casey Gregory, M.A., MT-BC, BCaBA Senior Therapist and Upstate Lead Therapist Trainer Childhood obesity continues to be a rising healthcare concern in our country. According to a research study published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, nearly a third of children ages 2-19 are overweight or obese. The Center for Disease View More

Preparing a Child with Autism for a Trip to the Dentist

Date: April 11, 2016

Seven Steps To Ensure a Successful Visit By Jennifer Godwin, M.Ed., BCBA, Vice President of Operations, Early Autism Project Routine appointments may seem simple to some parents, but if you have a child with autism, a trip to the dentist can be stressful for both the child and family. By properly preparing for the visit, View More

Early Autism Project: Overcoming Sleep Problems

Date: March 16, 2016

Overcoming Sleep Problems By Mimi Spruill, BCBA, M.Ed. Early Autism Project Many children (and adults) struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Greg Hanley, BCBA-D, considers poor sleep a skill deficit. Looking at the problem this way helps us see it as more of a behavioral issue. Dr. Hanley suggests that the path to better View More

Setting Expectations to Prevent Behavior Breakdowns

Date: February 8, 2016

By Sarah Pope, M.S., BCBA Have you ever been in an unusual situation and experienced a breakdown in your child’s behavior due to what you suspect may be because the activity was new and unfamiliar? Before going into difficult situations or new environments, take time to talk to your child about how you expect him/her View More

Consider Using a Visual Timer

Date: January 19, 2016

By Mimi Spruill, BCBA Director of Academics  Long ago when I was a classroom teacher, I learned the wisdom of keeping a visual timer in my classroom. As a behavior analyst, I continue to recommend that parents use this device as an integral part of their child’s behavior plan. A visual timer can play an View More

Early Autism Project Halloween Safety Tips

Date: October 28, 2015

By: Lauren Freeney & Jacqui Abrams Halloween can be fun. Children and adults have the opportunity to dress up as their favorite people or characters, and there are lots of cool activities to do with your friends and family. Halloween can sometimes be challenging for children with autism. Here are a few tips for parents View More

Flood Relief: Stay Strong South Carolina

Date: October 6, 2015

To our EAP Families and Staff, As the sun rises, we assess the damage across the state and we begin our recovery together. I am saddened at the loss our communities have endured but hopeful for our future. I want all our families and staff to know they are not alone during this time. People View More

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