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Autism and Family Involvement

Content in this blog post: Parent Input and Communication in the Treatment Process Parental Training and Early Intervention Support from Siblings and Extended Family Most parents are aware that treating their child’s autism spectrum disorder and supporting their growth will be a lifelong mission. Once parents get past the initial shock and the difficult feelings […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sibling Dynamics

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which can be greatly challenging for those on the spectrum, as well as for their families and loved ones. ASD’s effects on communication and socialization skills can be difficult for all members of a family. Siblings of children with ASD can sometimes feel confused, distanced, or isolated […]

Explaining an Autism Diagnosis to Your Child, Family, and Friends

A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a child can be an overwhelming experience for parents. One of the first questions many parents have in such situations is how – and when – to tell the child, siblings, friends, family members, and other loved ones about the diagnosis. Parents often fear misunderstandings, awkwardness, and […]

Transitioning to Adulthood With Autism

Adulthood in autism is a very important subject, particularly because of how we define what adulthood is. Where do we draw the line between a child and an adult? If we are being honest with each other, we know it isn’t age. People don’t magically become adults once they’re 18. Some start taking on far […]

Understanding Asperger’s in Relation to Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition with a variety of behavioral presentations. Some individuals with autism may experience difficulty with self-expression and the understanding of social cues. Others may struggle with motor skills, language, or executive function. Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder which has in the past been differentiated from or viewed […]

My Child Was Given an Autism Diagnosis: What Now?

While they may or may not have had an autism diagnosis, more than a tenth of Americans live with autism spectrum disorder, a condition that was unknown a century ago, and has become better understood over time both in the mainstream and within the psychiatric community. When it was first discovered, it was theorized to be a […]

Why Are Autism Behavior Analysts Important?

The study of the human mind has grown dramatically since the inception of psychology, and our understanding of what is and isn’t a matter of mental health has evolved and continues to evolve. While Freud’s contributions to modern psychiatry are significant, they have been deeply flawed – and as we learn more about ourselves, we […]

How Autism Affects Development?

As a caregiver, you want the best for your child, but sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s going on in their brain. Children with autism may struggle with learning or intellectual disabilities or experience developmental delays. Understanding these challenges and working with your child as they grow can help them succeed. So how does autism affect childhood […]

Helping a Child with Autism Communicate

The term ‘autism’ was first coined by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who based it on the Greek word autos, meaning ‘self’. According to Bleuler, people with autism were self-absorbed within their own private world and were nigh-unreachable from the outside. Autism was not well understood in these days, and Eugen’s term was the first to try and […]

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a group of complicated neurodevelopment disorders. The spectrum, rather than just describing intensity, represents a long list of different symptoms that have been identified as autism. Symptoms begin to present themselves very early on in childhood, and the disorder affects all races and ethnicities, although […]

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