If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or you suspect it, one of the first things your pediatrician or testing psychologist may suggest are outside services; therapies that will help your child and broaden their perspective. Some of the more common recommendations include occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy (ST), and… Continue reading How ABA Works with Your Child’s Other Therapies
Every young child with autism will become an adolescent with autism and an adult with autism. As your child ages, you are likely thinking about what the future holds and what potential outcomes there are for your child. As autism is a spectrum, some young adults may be self-sufficient enough to live independently, while others… Continue reading How to Have a Smooth Transition Between Home and Residential Programs
Acclaim Autism developed a mini-documentary. Listen to the experiences of some of the families we serve. Parents tell their stories about their kids getting diagnosed, how they learned about ABA therapy, what they experienced throughout the journey, and how it helped. If you’re early on in this journey, start by watching this video. Information About… Continue reading What Is ABA Therapy?
We’re excited to begin our new chapter as Acclaim Autism. While we have served the autism community as Aspire Autism, we have aimed to be an organization that puts our client-families and employees first. Instead of aspiring to be the provider of choice for families of children with autism, we can acclaim we are doing… Continue reading Acclaim Autism: Starting Our New and Exciting Chapter
Maintaining children’s applied behavior analysis (ABA) services year-round is paramount to their behavioral goals and success. One of the most critical autism spectrum disorder interventions is having these services-in the home, at school (if allowed), and in the community. Often, parents continue applied behavior analysis services through Extended School Year (ESY) programming, but don’t schedule… Continue reading The Importance of Routine and Maintaining ABA Services Year-Round
“Stimming” is a term used to describe a type of repetitive behavior, and it is often pronounced in children and adolescents with autism. The word “stimming” itself stands for self-stimulatory behavior (SSB). However, it’s not confined to those with an autism diagnosis —everyone has a stim. What does self-stimulatory behavior mean? Classically, stimming involves repetitive… Continue reading The Function of Behavior and Stimming