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Extravaganza draws attention to autism

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

Event to bring awareness to autism

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

April is Autism Awareness Month

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

Seven Ways to Help Children with Autism Navigate the Holiday Season

By: Jamie Delaney, BCBA, Early Autism Project, Florida Regional Director The holidays are full of family functions, decorations, fun traditions, food and shopping and it’s no surprise juggling everything can often cause a little stress on parents. While parents work hard to keep it all together through the month of December, it’s important to realize View More

Tips to Help Ensure Children with Autism Enjoy Halloween

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

Top 10 Summer Activities for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autism: At the Intersection of Education and Healthcare

Educational Services of America looks to early intervention to address the nation’s fastest-growing developmental disorder – autism. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. The fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is almost five times more View More

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