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Tips to Help Ensure Children with Autism Enjoy Halloween

Date: October 11, 2016

By: Lauren Freeney, BCBA, EAP Tampa Clinic Director Fun costumes, trick-or-treating and bags and bags of candy are a few of the many reasons children look forward to Halloween. It’s an exciting day when you are a kid but some of the best parts of the holiday can be behavioral triggers if you are on View More

Tips for Helping Children with Autism Tolerate Haircuts

Date: September 13, 2016

By: Sarah Pope, MS, BCBA, Assistant Vice President of Staff Development A trip to the hair salon for adults typically includes a relaxing hair wash, an opportunity to catch up on the latest magazines and the wonderful feeling of a fresh, new haircut. However, it is not uncommon for children to be afraid of a View More

Eight Tips to Minimize Back to School Stress for Children With Autism

Date: August 9, 2016

 By: Jennifer Godwin, M.Ed., BCBA, VP of Program and Clinical Services   Preparing children for the start of school can be stressful and this time of year can present additional concerns and fears for children with autism. The good news is a little preparation can help your child address any issues in advance of the View More

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

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