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Guidance for Dealing with Self-Injurious Behaviors

September 9, 2019 | Vincent van Antwerp, MA, BCBA

When children and adults with autism demonstrate self-injurious behavior (SIB), the consequences can be very serious. Some advisors suggest giving the person whatever they want to stop the behavior at the time. But that can make the situation worse. For the best long-term results, consulting a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a background in self-injury can be a more effective approach.

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You Are Not Alone: Support for Parents of Children with ASD

August 26, 2019 | Olivia Dominguez, MS, AMFT

Every parent reacts differently to news that their child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sometimes there is denial, sometimes there is anger. A variety of reactions are normal and natural. Fortunately, there are resources available for parents, including counseling, support groups and parent training.

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Toilet Training Your Child with Autism: Seven Tips for Parents

Aug 12, 2019 | Shana Williams

Parents can usually toilet train their child. Toilet training can be more difficult for a child with autism or other developmental disability, and sometimes professional help is needed. Learn more about how you can help toilet train your child with special needs.

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