• Choosing Positive Reinforcement Instead of Punishment

    Positive interactions are crucial for familial harmony, but it can often be difficult to cope with the behavioral issues that are common among children with autism. If you find yourself punishing your child frequently for breaking rules and other behavioral problems, it’s time to get help from a behavior analyst who works with children with […]

  • Steps to Take if You See the Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be indicated by developmental delays. For example, a child with autism may be slow to babble and acquire language skills. All children develop at their own paces. Slight deviations from the expected childhood development milestones are not necessarily a cause for concern. However, it’s advisable to share your developmental concerns […]

  • Travel Tips for Families with Autism

    Traveling can be hectic in the best of circumstances. Traveling with a child with autism can be even more challenging. Talk to your child’s ABA therapist about your family’s travel plans and ask about strategies for coping with common problems. Many parents find it very helpful to contact the airline ahead of time. Airport personnel […]

  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Autism Spectrum Disorders

    If your child has been diagnosed with autism, you may have a number of different questions about this disorder and the ways to cope with the challenges it can present. It is important to work with a doctor who will take the time to answer all of your questions, since every child will have unique […]