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Autism and anxiety: 9 aba tips for a better school year

Autism and Anxiety: 9 ABA Tips for a Better School Year

Getting ready for a new school year can be an exciting and overwhelming time for kids and teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The changes and challenges that come with a new approaching school season can be a lot to handle, causing more anxiety in many on the spectrum. This increased anxiety can exacerbate their ASD symptoms, making academic life even more difficult for these individuals and those closest to them.
In many cases, these facts leave parents to consider how they can help their children with autism and anxiety experience a better school year.

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Sports for children with autism

Sports for Children with Autism: 4 Autism-Friendly Sport Programs in Virginia

Enrolling children in sports is a common consideration for many parents, not only to fill their time but also to enhance their well-being and physical condition and provide opportunities to make new friends or even discover a potential career. However, sports for children with autism can present additional challenges that may require careful consideration and adaptation.

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Potty training in autism

Potty Training in Autism: 5 Tips to Teach New Habits

Every child embarks on a unique journey of growth and development, marked by significant milestones that pave the way toward independence. From learning to brush their teeth and dress themselves to mastering basic hygiene tasks, each step is a triumph. Among these milestones, toilet training stands out as a crucial skill, signifying a child’s growing autonomy. However, potty training in autism can present unique challenges that require tailored approaches and additional patience.

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Autism and the police: 7 tips to improve encounters with asd

Autism and the Police: 7 Tips to Improve Encounters with ASD

People who care for and support those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sometimes worry about teaching them how to interact with law enforcement appropriately. Unfortunately, there have been misunderstandings between people with autism and police in the past, which have resulted in harm. While law enforcement officers work hard to keep communities safe, and many law enforcement support the autism community in extraordinary ways, there is still room for improvement.

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May the 4th: celebrating star ways day with aba learning!

May the 4th: Celebrating Star Ways Day with ABA Learning!

Since its premiere unveiling in 1977, Star Wars has transcended from intricate space drama to becoming a total cultural phenomenon. This extraordinary saga, sprawling across decades with its sequels, merchandise, animated series, theme park attractions, and so much more, continues to captivate hearts and imaginations even today in 2024. An aspect of what makes the magic of Star Wars exceptional, though, for many, is its unique resonance with children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Each year, we celebrate the magic of this space drama with Star Wars Day, also called May the 4th!

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Celebrities on the spectrum

Celebrities on the Spectrum: Breaking Stereotypes

In the past, society misunderstood autism, often misinterpreting it as dementia or other conditions that stigmatized those experiencing it; for instance, in 1911, Eugen Bleuler introduced the term “autism” to describe patients with schizophrenia who had isolated themselves in their world. However, nowadays, perceptions are changing. Celebrities on the spectrum are actively breaking down stereotypes and showing the world that this condition is not a barrier to achieving success.

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Elopement in autism

4 Common Causes of Elopement in Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. One lesser-known aspect of ASD is elopement, also referred to as wandering, bolting, or running off. Elopement in autism can be a distressing experience for both individuals with autism and their caregivers, often leading to safety concerns and heightened anxiety.

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