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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

A Letter From an EAP Military Parent

Date: August 13, 2015

Hello. My name is Liz and my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 12 – more specifically, he has Asperger’s Syndrome. My son’s name is Chris and he will turn 15 in August 2015. By the time my son was four, he was routinely beating up on his teachers – biting, kicking, View More

Forbes Names ABA Therapist to List of Most Meaningful Careers

Date: July 20, 2015
Source: EAP August 2015 Newsletter

Forbes released a list of the most meaningful careers for 2015 and ABA therapy was number six… my only shock was it was not higher on the list. I know I speak for many of us in the field when I say thank you. As I read the article and thought about my ABA career View More

Summer Water Safety Tips for Children with Autism

Date: July 20, 2015
Source: EAP August 2015 Newsletter

Summer is here, which means lots of time outside, and in many cases playing in or near water! While swimming and playing in water are great activities and experiences for children, we should remember this fun activity can also be quite dangerous. Children can drown without making a sound and drowning is a leading cause View More

Free ABA Materials for Families of Children with Autism

Date: June 20, 2015

Because many children on the autism spectrum are visual learners, worksheets can be an effective way to teach concepts. We’ve compiled a list of websites that contain free printable worksheets and other ABA materials to help families work with children on academic, communication, social and behavior skills. Academic Resources Worksheets and activities focused on learning the alphabet, reading, View More

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