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Emotional Management

Emotional Management

The role of emotions is very important in the daily life of those with a disability as well as those functioning normally. Emotions are a key factor in defining the nature of our sentiments
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The Autism Friendly Home

The Autism Friendly Home

Home is a place where everybody feels a sense of security, serenity and peace of mind. It gains even more importance when it houses a person or child diagnosed with autism
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Importance Of Love And Patience

Importance of Love and Patience

Importance of Love and Patience Bringing up a child with autism requires a lot of love and patience. Impaired social interaction (NINDS), a hallmark feature of a child with an autism spectrum disorder, can affect the quality of communication.  A child with autism has difficulties with conveying meanings through speech and non-verbal languages, such as […]
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Divorce

Divorce

Going through a divorce is a very stressful and traumatic event that is not unlike a bereavement.  There are stages of grief to go through, and there are likely to be feelings
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Caring For Siblings

Caring for Siblings

Caring for Siblings Parents with children with autism have their hands full.  In addition to the financial and social responsibilities faced, the special child can be very demanding and need a lot of attention.  Fulfilling these demands can impact the whole family if the proper balance is not maintained.  Special care should be taken to ensure that the […]
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JOIN JOURNEY TO INDEPENDENCE

Parent Waitlist Program

FREE FOR PARENTS

November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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