Early Autism Project: OFFERS LIFE-CHANGING THERAPY AND LOVE TO COLUMBIA FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Written on May 1, 2017 at 8:34 pm, by

One in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of Americans with autism is estimated at more than 3.5 million. What does that mean for South Carolina? According to the latest U.S. Census report, there are approximately one million children in View More

Make a Splash by Teaching Children with Autism Water Safety

Written on May 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm, by

By: Vikki Elmore, M.Ed., BCBA, Director, Sumter Clinic Temperatures are rising and summer is fast approaching. There are so many things children love about the summer and spending days at a pool or lake is often at the top of the list. There is nothing more fun than splashing around in the water on a View More

Paducah clinic offers autism services

Written on April 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm, by

The population of young people diagnosed with autism has grown significantly the past few years, and many parents face a long waiting list when they seek help for their children. Community Living in Kentucky, or CLiK, aims to give parents access to services for their children more quickly. The Paducah CliK clinic has been around View More

Early Autism Project celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Written on April 10, 2017 at 4:55 pm, by

Sesame Street recently announced a new Muppet character, Julia, a 4-year-old with autism, as part of its See Amazing in all Children initiative. Julia makes her appearance on the classic children’s television show on April 10, portraying common behaviors of children with autism and navigating the world with her friends as they seek to find View More

Extravaganza draws attention to autism

Written on April 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm, by

Gabriel Manco showed his mother, Rachel, a game in a magazine. “What does that say?” the 5-year-old Bowling Green boy asked as he pointed at the words at the top of the page. Rachel Manco explained that the game, “Little Bigfeet,” was designed to match animals. Gabriel circled the first one he thought matched. When View More

Henderson events will educate public on autism

Written on April 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm, by

If Crystal Matthews could have one wish granted, it would be for people to understand that a child’s public meltdown isn’t always a behavioral problem. “People can’t tell if someone has autism,” she said. “It would be nice if there was a way to tell people that sometimes they are having a meltdown over things View More

Event to bring awareness to autism

Written on April 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm, by

Community Living in Kentucky and Growing Minds Learning Center will host an Autism Awareness Extravaganza from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Growing Minds Learning Center, 1711 Destiny Lane, Suite 107. The afternoon will include an open house, refreshments, crafts for all ages, sensory integration play, coloring contest, dancing contest, games, a sensory swing and View More

EAP Spotlight: Meet Jade Jones, BCaBA

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm, by

Jade Jones is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst at the Sumter clinic. She became interested in working with children with autism shortly after she graduated from college. She worked as a special education teacher and was asked to start an autism program at a local elementary school. She was drawn to a career with View More

April is Autism Awareness Month

Written on March 30, 2017 at 9:06 pm, by

As March is coming to an end and April is on the horizon, a couple of local clinics are looking to spend the next month raising awareness for a condition that affects one in 68 children in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. That condition is autism. Most people View More

Children with Autism Are More Likely to Experience Feeding Problems

Written on March 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm, by

Children with Autism Are More Likely to Experience Feeding Problems Four Tips to Help Parents Manage This Common Issue By Emily Kate Rubio, M. A., BCBA Did you know up to 90 percent of children with autism and developmental disabilities experience feeding challenges, according to a study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Kerwin, 1999). View More

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