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Acclaim Autism Receives Prestigious B Corporation Certification

B Corp Certification is a designation for a business that meets high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency. Greater Philadelphia, PA – Acclaim Autism, a distinguished provider of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy services for autism, is proud to announce its B Corporation Certification, marking a significant commitment to ethical practices, societal impact, and… Continue reading Acclaim Autism Receives Prestigious B Corporation Certification

Aba and Autism: Post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted everyone in the world in some way. Essentially, the world was homebound at one point in time, and this was exceedingly difficult for some populations. To those with autism, the effects of the pandemic were extremely isolating and often resulted in a complete lack of access to therapies and services.  During… Continue reading Aba and Autism: Post-pandemic

Preparing For School Breaks With a Child With ASD

Many schools have short and long breaks over the course of a school year which can be disruptive to a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Shorter breaks coincide with Easter or Passover, and in some cases, simply the arrival of spring. There are shorter breaks and long weekends throughout the year, such as President’s… Continue reading Preparing For School Breaks With a Child With ASD

Technology’s Role in ABA for Parents and Professionals

As of 2023, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). One of the more functional and successful interventions for children with autism is applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is a therapeutic intervention based on the science of learning and behavior. The applied part… Continue reading Technology’s Role in ABA for Parents and Professionals

How ABA Works with Your Child’s Other Therapies

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

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ABA’s Other Uses

As we’ve discussed in recent posts, it’s a myth that applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is only designed to treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Not only can ABA help as a treatment for children with autism, but it can also be used as therapy for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and… Continue reading ABA’s Other Uses

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Person-first or Identify-first Language? What to Say

Every year near the beginning of April, you’ll probably see folks on your social media networks promoting autism awareness or seeing slogans such as, “Light it Up Blue!” No matter how much we talk about autism, whether it be through social media, face-to-face, or autism education, there still remains a stigma.  Stigma hurts. It hurts… Continue reading Person-first or Identify-first Language? What to Say

Parent Engagement in ABA Treatment

As the parent or caregiver of a child with autism, you already have a lot on your plate. It can even be a relief to take your child in-clinic to therapies such as occupational therapy or speech therapy because it gives you a moment to breathe. Because these therapies aren’t always behavior-focused, oftentimes the therapist… Continue reading Parent Engagement in ABA Treatment

Is Telehealth an Effective Channel for ABA Treatment?

The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed how patients and clients access their medical and related services. While the idea of telehealth is not new, it became a necessity in 2020 to help keep staff, patients, and clients safe. As of 2022, many in-person services have resumed, however, telehealth services (including ABA therapy) are still a viable… Continue reading Is Telehealth an Effective Channel for ABA Treatment?

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ABA’s role in Summer Camps

As summer approaches, no doubt many opportunities for your child to attend summer day camps begin to appear. While these camps are often a welcome idea for parents who need to maintain a strict work schedule throughout the summer, they also provide an excellent opportunity for children to further develop and hone their social skills… Continue reading ABA’s role in Summer Camps

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Seamless Transitioning from a Residential Facility to Home

Sometimes, individuals with autism are placed in a residential facility, whether it be for safety, a placement that better meets the child’s needs, or other reasons. Depending on the type of residential facility, treatment may take place anywhere from a few days to one year, at which point the client is discharged to home (or… Continue reading Seamless Transitioning from a Residential Facility to Home

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The Importance of Consistent ABA Services

Whether you’re new to applied behavior analysis (ABA) services or you’re thinking of acquiring services for the first time, you’ve likely heard the words “autism” and “consistency” used often in the same thought or sentence. It’s science-backed—according to studies, children with an autism diagnosis sleep better, and for lack of better terminology—behave better when there… Continue reading The Importance of Consistent ABA Services

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How to Have a Smooth Transition Between Home and Residential Programs

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

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The Importance of Understanding Cultural Differences in ABA Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism occurs equally in all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. While some risk factors have been outlined for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the exact cause is unknown. This information is provided by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, which is a part of the CDC.… Continue reading The Importance of Understanding Cultural Differences in ABA Treatment

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Why Is ABA a Great Career?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in America has increased by 178 percent since the year 2000. 1 in 44 children is diagnosed with ASD. The tremendous increase in autism spectrum disorder for all age groups has forced a need for treatment for those individuals. Because… Continue reading Why Is ABA a Great Career?

What Is ABA Therapy?

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?

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How Many ABA Hours Does My Child Need?

If your child has recently received a diagnosis of autism, you may be getting recommendations from your pediatrician, evaluator(s), and even friends and family on what the next steps are to help your child thrive. Many therapies don’t require a significant time investment; for example, if you pursue outside occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT),… Continue reading How Many ABA Hours Does My Child Need?

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Autism Resources

You may feel a bit overwhelmed if your child recently received an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. A myriad of feelings come when you receive this type of news, such as denial, grief, anger—these are completely normal. Along with this is an instinct of immediately wanting to do what’s best for your child, but knowing… Continue reading Autism Resources

Acclaim Autism Announces Annual Salary Increases In-Line with Inflation

The move is meant to demonstrate commitment to employees and families during these tumultuous financial times. Greater Philadelphia, PA – Acclaim Autism is pleased to announce it is providing its staff with annual salary increases that are in-line with inflation. Acclaim Autism is a Philadelphia-based leading provider of home, school and community-based ABA applied behavioral analysis. … Continue reading Acclaim Autism Announces Annual Salary Increases In-Line with Inflation

Acclaim Autism: Starting Our New and Exciting Chapter

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

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The Importance of Routine and Maintaining ABA Services Year-Round

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

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How to Select an ABA Provider

If your child has been diagnosed with autism, you may be considering an applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinician or agency. You may hear recommendations from your child’s school, your pediatrician, or other parents, as ABA therapy is an important piece of the needs of children with autism. Overall, it may be a comprehensive piece of… Continue reading How to Select an ABA Provider

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Parent Engagement in ABA Treatment

As the parent or caregiver of a child with autism, you already have a lot on your plate. It can even be a relief to take your child in-clinic to therapies such as occupational therapy or speech therapy because it gives you a moment to breathe. Because these therapies aren’t always behavior-focused, oftentimes the therapist… Continue reading Parent Engagement in ABA Treatment

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The Function of Behavior and Stimming

“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

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What Are Modern Approaches to ABA & How Has It Changed?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic intervention based on the science of learning and behavior. The applied piece in ABA refers to understanding how behavior works in real-life situations. ABA was first defined and applied in the 1960s. By the 1970s, the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) was founded to advocate for… Continue reading What Are Modern Approaches to ABA & How Has It Changed?