Creating Healthy Social Skills

Kids need healthy social skills to learn how to interact with each other, forge meaningful relationships, and learn new and positive things that they might not learn from school or home. The difficult part with any child is teaching them how to be sociable without allowing them to think that telling family secrets is a…

What Are Reinforcers And Why Do They Work?

The process of teaching a person with autism something new can be difficult, but it is certainly not impossible. One of the methods for teaching that makes learning anything easier is the use of reinforcers. We feel that it is extremely important that parents pay attention to the reinforcers that elicit positive responses so that…

How ABA Therapy Helps People With Autism

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a very popular form of behavioral therapy that has been used successfully for many people with autism. It is a process that enhances positive behavior while diminishing the effects of aggressive or unwanted behavior. Because it is a process that focuses on endorsing the right kinds of reactions in a…

A New Year… A Healthy New You

Physical fitness promotes a healthy lifestyle; there is no better time than the start of a new year to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Being an active person attributes to more energy, physical strength, and a stronger immune system. For a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), being physically active can be a useful adjunct to…

4 Tips to Help Cope with Stressful Excursions

For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), excursions are not always easy. In fact, excursions may cause stress and anxiety for everyone involved. However, excursions teach important functional life skills out in the community; such as how to wait patiently at a restaurant, pay for items at a grocery store, and how to remain calm…