Tantrums & Outbursts: Parent Strategies To Eliminating Outbursts

Tantrums and outburst for children affected by autism can be one of the hardest, most pressing issues for parents and professional team members to address. These often crop up at the worst times, in most public locations and can go on for hours. These outbursts can also generate much more intensity than a typical child’s […]

Common Abbreviations, Definitions, Slang and Idioms Used in Autism

AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication AANE Asperger’s Association of New England ABA Applied Behavior Analysis ABA Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral therapy ABC Autism Behavior Checklist ABI Adaptive Behavior Inventory ABLE Adult Basic Literacy Education ABLLS Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills test ADA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 AD Attachment Disorder ADD Attention […]

What Is Autism? And what are its common traits?

Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to five years of age. Autism currently affects 1 in every 91 children today. It is estimated there are over 1 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at […]

GFCFSF School Supplies

Pre-K, Elementary School List A child on the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet can be 100% on the diet and fail to make the grade if their school supplies have forbidden ingredients. Parents need to be diligent and work with school staff to absolutely make sure every aspect of their children’s school environments are completely GFCF, right […]

Tomatis Listening Therapy (FAQ) & One Parent’s Experience (Case Study)

By Lisa Ackerman – Jeff’s mom This is an account of one parent’s findings of Tomatis Listening Therapy.  Not all findings and results are the same for each family/child.  This document is to outline; what Tomatis does, how the therapy is done, for how long, and what to expect from a parents perspective. It is […]