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8 Sensory Friendly Summer Activities


Summer is around the corner, which means warmer weather and changes in routine. Planning ahead can help ensure a smooth and fun-packed summer! Here is a list of eight sensory friendly activities to...
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The Importance of Water Safety Skills for Children with Autism


Indiana is a state filled with many great outdoor resources, including an abundance of rivers, lakes, and ponds. However, these bodies of water pose a serious risk to individuals on the autism...
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What are MANDS and Why Do We Need to Teach Them?


  As a parent, has your little bundle of joy ever screamed at the top of their lungs?  Have you ever rushed around trying to give them different things, but had no real idea what they really...
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Toys & Games To Help Build Speech & Language Skills


Shopping List Ideas – Toys & Games to Help Build Speech & Language Skills  It’s that time of year!  One thing I am often asked by parents is suggestions for toys or activities they...
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What Are You Saying!?! – How to Decode ‘ABA Speak’ in Regards to Verbal Behavior


As you enter the world of ABA therapy for your child with autism, you will likely encounter a strange language.  ABA itself is an acronym for Applied Behavior Analysis.  What this means for you as...
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Where Should We Turn?


When our son Jayce was first diagnosed we weren’t sure where to start.  Our 2 year old had gone from grinning and engaging with us to not even acknowledging we were in the same room or even...
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Repeat After Me – What to Know About Echolalia & How to Use it To Expand Expressive Communication


By: Emily Bess, M.A., CCC-SLP The Basics Echolalia is the repetition of words, parts of words, or phrases either immediately after it was said or with a delay. Many children with autism, especially...
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An ABC Story: Bentley Breaks the Odds


Bentley was born premature at only 4 pounds 4 ounces. I was terrified and had to have an emergency c-section. He was tiny but healthy and seem to hit all his milestones until he turned 1....
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An ABC Story: Learning to Communicate


May of 2016, at the age of 2, our son Kooper, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Expressive and Receptive language disorder. Our world was flipped upside down and we were left...
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An ABC Story: Caleb’s Transition


Caleb has been going to ABC since June 2017 when we moved to Westfield from the Cincinnati area. Caleb had been receiving ABA therapy services for a little over a year in Cincinnati before we moved...
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