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More Than a Nurse

By Rachel, Ella’s mom Ella has Nemaline Rod Myopathy and an immunoglobulin deficiency. Her skeletal muscles are profoundly weak, which makes endurance difficult and breathing on her own for long periods exhausting. Ella was trached in 2016 after getting RSV, […]

Shannon’s Story – A Mother’s Day Tribute to Mothers of Medically Fragile Children

By Shannon, Penny’s mom When I was pregnant, I daydreamed about what it would be like to hold my baby. I imagined taking her for a walk in the park, but all of that changed when Penny was born with […]

Parent Involvement and Self-Care

By Juan Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBS When offering services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents and caregivers play a unique role in their child’s development. It is also important to remember that for the adults, it is […]

Strategies to Reduce Problem Behaviors

By: Adriana Neumann, BCBA, ABA Clinical Supervisor We know why the problem behavior is occurring… But now what? Believe it or not, identifying why a problem behavior is occurring actually directs you to effective strategies to use in order to […]

Why Behavior Happens

By Keven M. Schock, BCBA, Lead Clinical Director and Kelly Rose, BCBA, Clinical Director Why doesn’t my child engage in the behaviors I would like him/her to? Parents often ask this question, and parents of children that are neuro-atypical have […]

Finding Hope for J.P.

“In the beginning, we didn’t want to say autism. We just said J.P. was developmentally delayed. We never said autism. Not to our friends. Not to our family. Not even to ourselves.” J.P.’s parents struggled to accept their son’s autism […]

Help Me Help You: A Parent-BCBA Partnership

By Melissa Fenske, M.S., BCBA, LBS “I need help! My child is out of control, and I don’t know what to do!” These words are all too familiar when we first speak to parents who are seeking home, school, and […]

Paris, First and Foremost

“Paris has cerebral palsy. But she is so much more than her condition.” When Paris was diagnosed with CP at birth, Krystal knew the disorder would impact her daughter in many ways. But she determined early on that she wouldn’t […]

Changed for the Better

By Martha, Justin’s mom I wish more people understood that having a son with Down syndrome did change my family’s life for sure, but that Justin changed us for the better. Justin has taught us to value life more and […]

Myra’s Therapy Team

By Delisa Derbyshire, PTA  Meet Myra. She is a happy, unstoppable three-year-old with Rett’s syndrome. Perhaps the most striking thing about Myra is her brightly attentive, beautiful eyes. Although she cannot talk, Myra communicates with her eyes in a way […]