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April 2018

Community Outings
Published April 25, 2018
By Heather Moore, M.S., BCBA One hallmark symptom of Autism Spectrum Disorders is what is called rigidity or a difficulty in adapting to changing environments. Parents who have children with autism who have trouble with changing environments often …
Incorporating Learning into Play
Published April 18, 2018
By April Cooke, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA Research has shown time and time again the importance of play to a child’s overall development, both for typically developing individuals as well as those who maintain a developmental disability. Spending time playi…
Watching Gracie Grow
Published April 17, 2018
Kind-hearted, beautiful, and strong, Miss Gracie is a patient superstar to be sincerely celebrated. She is now 10 years old, and our care team has had the privilege of watching her grow up since she began private duty nursing services with us at the…
Motivating Attention
Published April 9, 2018
By Heather L. Paul, M.Ed., BCBA, BSL In today’s world with so many distractions, it seems almost impossible to get someone’s attention, especially our kids'. We are competing with cell phones, other handheld devices, social media - you name it. I ca…
ABA Therapy: Care that Brings Hope
Published April 4, 2018
By Kathleen Stengel, M.S., BCBA, LBA About eight years ago, I got a call from a mom whose two-year-old son had just been diagnosed with autism. I’ll never forget her first words: “No one will help me.” Doctors had told this mom that her son would pr…