Early Autism Project Blog

Celebrating ChanceLight’s Servant Leaders: 2017 Servant Heart Award Winner, Clara Herrick (Corporate)

Written on April 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm, by

Celebrating ChanceLight’s Servant Leaders: 2017 Servant Heart Award Winner, Clara Herrick (Corporate) Each year, a select group of ChanceLight employees are recognized for consistently demonstrating patience, kindness, humility respectfulness, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty and commitment – all of the attributes that define Servant Leadership. Servant Heart Award Recipients love what they do, support their co-workers and View More

Celebrating ChanceLight’s Servant Leaders: 2017 Servant Heart Award Winner, Spencer Ramsey (Behavioral Health)

Written on March 27, 2018 at 6:25 pm, by

Patience, kindness, humility respectfulness, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty and commitment are the principles of servant leadership, and these words perfectly describe Board Certified Behavior Analyst Spencer Ramsey, M.Ed., our Servant Heart Award recipient for ChanceLight Behavioral Health. As a Senior Behavioral Analyst, Spencer uses Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help children with autism reach their full View More

Public Schools Can Help Close the Ethnicity-Autism Gap

Written on March 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm, by

By Mark Claypool & John McLaughlin March 08, 2018 It’s official: As of February 27, the U.S. Department of Education is proposing a two-year delay on implementing an Obama-era rule that identifies significant disproportionality by racial or ethnic status in the administration of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Currently, the rule is slated View More

9 Things Teachers Wish You Knew About Learning Disabilities

Written on November 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm, by

There are many types of learning disabilities When you hear about learning disabilities, you probably think of school children having trouble with reading, writing, or math—and that might mean dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia respectively. But learning disabilities are neurological processing problems that take many forms. They can be manifested in hearing (auditory processing disorder), speaking (language processing View More

Pre-K Learning Support: Getting Help for Very Young Children

Written on September 18, 2017 at 8:16 pm, by

It can be hard to be a parent – especially of young children.  I remember worrying over my two girls – are they developing properly?  What can I do make sure I give them the best chances possible in life?  Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin are CEO and Director of Research and Analytics View More

Severe Weather Update

Written on September 9, 2017 at 3:38 am, by

To all our Parents, As Irma approaches, we’re thinking of you and your families and we’re here to support you, whether through a community initiative and volunteer work or arranging clinic and therapist support to help you get things done. As the potential for more severe weather events increases during the fall and the arrival View More

We Know Ways to Teach Kids With Autism | Most schools just don’t use them

Written on July 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm, by

There’s no single way to teach children with autism. Regardless of which method a school adopts, though, it’s no mystery what helps them to thrive: calm, not chaos, in the classroom; one-on-one attention from teachers, aides, and therapists; lessons tailored to the individual child’s needs, whether that means learning not to bite or how to View More

Reading with Autism: Tips for Helping your Child Stay Engaged

Written on June 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm, by

By: Sarah Pope, MS, BCBA, Assistant Vice President of Staff Development   Reading books and taking trips to the library are important milestones for young children in their developmental phase. Even before a child learns to read, storytelling becomes an important tool in helping to associate words with pictures and meanings and developing language skills. View More

EAP Spotlight: Meet Elizabeth Kolb-Jackson, BCBA

Written on May 31, 2017 at 9:13 pm, by

  Elizabeth Kolb-Jackson is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and director of the Florence Clinic in South Carolina. She has a long history of working with children with autism and has been a part of EAP since the organization first started serving children in South Carolina. Outside of EAP, Elizabeth is very active in her church View More


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

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