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Getting Respite Care When You Need It 460 307 bh360

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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How to Prepare a Child with Autism for a New Sister or Brother 460 316 bh360

How to Prepare a Child with Autism for a New Sister or Brother

October 28, 2019 | April MacPherson, MA, BCBA

It’s hard to know how a child with autism will react to a new sister or brother. There could be immense joy or serious stress, or a reaction somewhere in between. Preparing the child for a new sibling starts with recognizing what his or her challenges are, so you can plan to address them head on.

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Challenges with Children with ASD Who Are Growing Up Bilingual 460 306 bh360

Challenges with Children with ASD Who Are Growing Up Bilingual

October 14, 2019 | Maria Sanchez, MA, BCBA and Crystal Herrera, MA

A child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) growing up in a bilingual home faces challenges. There are opportunities, too, but culture, care coordination and access to resources can be difficult, especially if the primary caregiver doesn’t speak English well.

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Enhancing Sibling Relationships in Families with Kids with Autism 460 306 bh360

Enhancing Sibling Relationships in Families with Kids with Autism

September 23, 2019 | Alfredo Arciniega, M.A., M.S., LMFT, BCBA

There can be challenges when one child in a family has autism and the other kid or kids do not. Parents struggle with how to support all their children, and children struggle with how to relate to their siblings. There are several ways to help the kids “bond” with each other despite their differences.

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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 460 306 bh360

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 460 307 bh360

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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Getting Comfortable: The Initial Sessions of Home-Based Behavioral Treatment 460 307 bh360

Getting Comfortable: The Initial Sessions of Home-Based Behavioral Treatment

July 22, 2019 | Tasha Enriquez

Your child or another family member has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or a similar developmental challenge and is about to begin home-based behavioral treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). You may be wondering what it will be like or what to expect as treatment begins.

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Navigating Healthcare Insurance Coverage for Autism and Other Developmental Disorders: Where to Start 460 307 bh360

Navigating Healthcare Insurance Coverage for Autism and Other Developmental Disorders: Where to Start

July 8, 2019 | Tammy Pedersen

If you’ve determined that your child or another family member would benefit from behavioral healthcare services to treat autism or a similar developmental disorder, an important next step is to explore and understand the benefits available to you from your healthcare insurance provider.

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An Introduction to ADHD – Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 460 307 bh360

An Introduction to ADHD – Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

June 24, 2019 | Lindsay L. Wray, Psy.D.

You may have heard the term attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Maybe you have wondered what it is or what to do if you suspect your child shows symptoms. If your child is exhibiting symptoms or has been diagnosed with ADHD, you are not alone.

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