ABA for Autism

ABA for Autism We have used ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) for our son’s autism and found the rewards to be most beneficial. We were on a wait list for a long time, and then started ABA, but our son was dropped from the program with limited explanation. So now we are on a wait list […]

I wish he didn’t have autism

“I wish he didn’t have autism”… Wow, what do you say when your 6 year old says, “I wish D [his older brother] didn’t have autism”. I was caught a bit off guard, and honestly didn’t know what to say. I came up with some type of response, probably about everyone being different or how […]

When Autism Hurts

Autism Hurts. It just plains hurts. Like I mean literally hurts. Physically, emotionally, psychologically, painfully HURTS! A few weeks ago, as part of our ABA Therapy plan during church, I was told to ignore negative behaviors. Our 8 year old with autism was acting very wild, trying to jump over the chairs, poke his brother […]

Why the Autism Intensive Summit?

Why the Autism Intensive Summit? Have you heard about the Autism Intensive Summit? I just learned about it. Sounds intriguing! Autism spectrum disorders are the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world today. In the United States a child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. For the past three decades the rates have increased at an […]