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An Autism Diagnosis Can Be Challenging For Siblings

July 8, 2016

An autism spectrum disorder diagnosis affects one in 68 children, equaling millions of children a year. And, a large majority of those diagnosed have brothers and sisters who struggle to not only understand the diagnosis but also how to properly support their sibling with special needs. It is not uncommon for typically developing siblings to View More

Early Autism Project: Overcoming Sleep Problems

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

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

Early Autism Project Halloween Safety Tips

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

Autism & Special Needs Resources in the Lowcountry

October 14, 2015

Today’s post is written by Sarah Fitzellen, my best friend of over 30 years. When I moved to the Lowcountry in 2010, Sarah had just had her second son, and my second Godson. Through the years of being in different cities, we traveled back and forth, made numerous phone calls, and checked on the invention View More

Autism: At the Intersection of Education and Healthcare

September 2, 2015

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

Hope Fueled Entrepreneur’s Leap to Helping Children with Autism

January 8, 2014

My beautiful wife, Beth, and I are the parents of two teenage children. While no two children are the same, I can tell you from my own experience that there is one tie that binds us all: hope. Hope that our child will, through his or her own drive and our support, be their very View More

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