• What to Expect When You Begin ABA Therapy

    Applied behavioral analysis, or ABA, therapy is a powerful tool for teaching new skills to children with autism symptoms, attention deficits, developmental delays, and behavioral concerns. If you are planning to begin ABA therapy for your child, then there are several things that you can expect. Intake Session First, you will be interviewed by a […]

  • Why Parents Need Autism Training

    When you choose to place your child with autism in an ABA school, participating in parent training is an excellent and important way to help ensure your child’s success. Parent training helps empower you through teaching practical techniques that can improve the life of your child as well as the overall happiness of your family. […]

  • Understanding the Link Between Autism and Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is seen in about 25 to 30% of children with autism and in some cases, epilepsy may affect the autism and the child’s development. For example, if epileptic discharges are over the child’s language center, then this can prevent his language skills from developing. Watch this video to learn more about the link between […]

  • Hear Kids Explain Autism in Their Own Words

    Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is a term used to describe a range of behavior disorders. Often simply called “autism,” these disorders can affect an individual’s ability to communicate with others and develop social bonds in the same way as his peers. In this video, you’ll hear a child with high-functioning autism and his younger […]

  • Making a Plan for Success in the Classroom for Students with Autism

    Students with autism often face unique challenges in the classroom. However, these students also bring a thirst for learning and creative thinking skills to this environment. These students can greatly benefit from a school environment that allows them to interact with peers and teachers through a customized learning plan that takes each student’s needs and […]

  • What Are Some Common Myths About Autism?

    Autism is a condition that can affect an individual’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Although autism spectrum disorders are considered common, autism and other behavior disorders are often poorly understood by the public. Differentiating between the myths surrounding this condition and the truth about autism can help you better understand how and why […]

  • Does Autism Affect Speech?

    Autism is a condition that can affect the way an individual perceives and interacts with the world around them. Behavior disorders such as autism can often impact language and speech in varying ways. Autism can affect a child’s ability to express his thoughts and feelings in a social setting. Children with autism spectrum disorders may […]

  • The Parental Role in Autism Therapy

    It can be difficult to adjust after you discover that your child has or might have autism. However, there are several things you can do to help your child during his or her treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the role of parents in autism therapy. Increase Your Knowledge on Autism Make it a […]

  • Learn About the Language Challenges that Children with Autism Face

    Is your child showing signs of autism? Children with autistic spectrum disorders face certain language challenges. Fortunately, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can help children with autism develop and improve their language skills. Watch this video to learn more about the specific language challenges that children with autism often deal with. Dr. Joy Hirsch explains […]

  • Summer Programs Offered at the Behavior Exchange

    Are you interested in enrolling your child in a summer program that will help him or her with autism symptoms? The Behavior Exchange offers several summer programs led by Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists that help children with autism develop and improve their skills. The Behavior Exchange Early Start program (B.E.E.S.) helps your child develop […]