Child Newly Diagnosed with Autism

When your child is newly diagnosed with autism, it can feel overwhelming and confusing. To help you navigate the first steps of your autism journey, this article provides an overview of the following key autism topics: Therapy Medical Issues School Requesting an Evaluation Educational Diagnosis vs. Medical Diagnosis Home Life Safety State Disability Waiver Programs […]

The Art of Managing Professionals & Appointments

Parent’s Bill of Rights And Parent Responsibilities by Lisa Ackerman   Not a month goes by when Jeff does not have a follow-up appointment scheduled with any number of specialists. Having the diagnoses of autism, apraxia, and auditory processing issues, our team of specialists are many and include: a pediatrician, neuropsychologist, learning specialist, speech pathologist, […]

How to Start an In-Home Therapy Program for Your Child

Children affected with autism have unique needs and often require an in-home therapy program to address them. The unique needs could include many issues such as: managing behaviors, enabling learning, and the ability to work on deficits. These programs are in place ultimately to help the child prepare for typical learning placements at their local […]

Common Acronyms Used in Autism

A AAC – Augmentative and Alternative Communication ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis ABC – Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence ABLLS – Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills test ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule AIT – Auditory Integration Therapy […]