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

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

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