Maintaining Skills For Children with Autism During COVID-19

By Ronit Molko, PhD, BCBA-D The Covid-19 response requiring nationwide social distancing and sheltering in place has curtailed or eliminated opportunities for one-on-one or group ABA activities in centers and schools. That has left many parents of children on the autism spectrum wondering how to maintain the gains their children have made in ABA therapy.…

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Crisis Support for Families

By Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, PhD, BCBA-D It is Thursday morning and I just received the 4th frantic phone call from a family member of a child with autism. These are parents who are desperate to find crisis services for their child. These are not families who already have our ABA services, these are family members who did…

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Regulating Your Emotions During COVID-19

By Katherine Johnson, BCBA Until recently, my weekdays had a different form of routine to them.  Each morning my family and I would venture out to spend our day at work or school, and look forward to the time when we would get to connect later in the day. I love coming home to my kids.…

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Immediate Needs

  Anne Arundel AHAA 14 year old male needs an instructor for a flexible 3-4 hour shift on Saturday and Sunday in Pasadena. BZAA 17 year old male needs an instructor Saturday 3:30-6:00 in Pasadena. GDAA 13 year old male needs an instructor Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 4:30-7:30 in Hanover. MACAA 18 year old male…

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Using Telehealth for ABA Services – What Should I Expect?

With the ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and recommendations for social distancing, ABA providers are quickly adapting to create new service delivery options for families.  Providers want to keep families and staff as safe as possible, while ensuring that clients continue to receive the care they need.  Telehealth allows patients to receive services remotely, making…

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Helpful Tips for Your Child’s Routine Change

The sudden disruption in routine due to COVID-19 is challenging for all individuals to manage as we adjust to a new, and hopefully short-lived, normal of staying at home and ceasing most of our regular activities. For families of individuals with autism and other disabilities, the disruption can be especially challenging. Although families deal with…

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Games and Activities to Practice Social Skills at Home

As we’ve mentioned before, communication, in general, is complex. So, for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), any improvements in social skills will mean improvements in other related areas, such as communication. For example, in communicating, the child needs to be approachable—and understand what that entails—then needs to understand when it’s his or her…

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Reducing Holiday Stress for Kids with Autism

The holidays are as joyful as they are stressful, or is it the other way around? The stress of the holidays, visiting family members, and all that comes with the season can be a lot to deal with under any circumstances.  When caring for a loved one with autism or other developmental challenges, this time…

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It’s Lacrosse Season at The Trellis School

Something wonderful is happening at The Trellis School. Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Ian Mitchell has created a 6 week long lacrosse program for the children at Trellis. On Saturday mornings, Mitchell and a group of volunteers work together to orchestrate a fun lacrosse session for some of the students from Trellis. Mitchell himself has worked…

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