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Autism Overview

Autism Overview

A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in a child can be very difficult to accept and comprehend for family members. Feelings of desperation
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Beginning A Life With Autism

Beginning a Life with Autism

Hearing that your child has autism is tough for any parent. There is hardly anything you could have done that could have prepared you for something as life-changing as autism. But now that it is here
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Floortime Autism


Floortime is a social approach towards the treatment of autism. This therapy involves engaging an autistic child in exercises interesting to the child.
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Managing The Cost Of ABA Therapy

Managing the Cost of ABA Therapy

Managing the Cost of ABA Therapy Having a child that is diagnosed with autism can be emotionally and financially draining for the family. It is a good idea to seek alternatives and be proactive in searching for the right treatments at reasonable costs. Remember that treatment plans for children with autism are usually long-term and […]
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Parent Waitlist Program


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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