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Benefits of Telehealth for People with Autism

January 13, 2020 | Kate Sheldon-Princi, M.Ed., BCBA

People with developmental disabilities including autism can connect face-to-face with their healthcare providers using phones, tablets and computers. This approach is called “telehealth” and it offers benefits including increased supervision and communication between healthcare providers and clients, expanded access to care, and better outcomes.

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How to Know When a Child’s Repetitive Behaviors Are a Problem

December 16, 2019 | Jessica Robles, M.A., BCBA

Everyone engages in some form of repetitive behavior, such as shaking your leg when sitting or twirling your hair on your finger. Kids with autism are more likely to demonstrate repetitive behaviors that are problematic. There are a number of signs to know when the behavior requires attention. There also is treatment available to help.

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Getting Respite Care When You Need It

November 11, 2019 | Blanca Garcia, M.A.

Help is available for parents who take care of kids with autism. The service is called “respite care” and it provides caregivers with time to deal with personal or family needs, study or work. In some cases, respite care providers can help teach skills to kids. Getting respite services is easy.

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