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  • How does autism affect learning?
    At the end of every July over the last four years, Andee says she loses sleep in the days leading up to the start of the school year. “It means that Read more
  • How do you share an autism diagnosis with family?
      “Maybe it was mother’s intuition, maybe it was all the reading I was doing,” shares Frida, whose six-year-old son, Albie, had just recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “After Read more
  • What questions should I be asking about ABA therapy?
    Has your child been recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum? If so, you may be overwhelmed with information – what autism is, what this means for your child and Read more
  • Can I teach my autistic child to be more spontaneous?
    Kids on the autism spectrum have communication deficits, which means that some of them can’t or won’t speak, while those who can and do may not spontaneously talk to others, Read more
  • How to teach your autistic child to be more flexible
    Kids on the autism spectrum sometimes have a really hard time with what professionals call “inflexible thinking.” Many believe this is due to the fact kids with autism spectrum disorder, or Read more
  • Autism and social impairment
    Lots of kids (and even adults) who have autism spectrum disorder definitely need a hand in figuring out how to act in a variety of social situations. Sometimes, they’re just Read more
  • Is a sensory diet right for my child?
    In 1991, occupation therapists Wilbarger and Wilbarger created something called a sensory diet, which was a personalized plan of physical activities as well as accommodations, designed for the person who Read more
  • How can I teach my autistic child to take medicine?
    At the age of six, Donovan developed a bad respiratory infection; his pediatrician recommended he take an antibiotic for ten straight days. This mortified his mother, Amber, who knew that Read more
  • Can ABA therapy be performed at home?
      Because ABA therapy is typically the gold standard in care for kids with autism, it can be expensive. Some insurance companies don’t cover it; some therapists won’t accept insurance for Read more
  • Music and Autism: A Beautiful Connection
    Composer and pianist Amadeus Mozart is perhaps the most well-known and prolific musician of his time, having composed more than 600 symphonies, operas, and concertos. At the age of four, his parents recognized he had an inexplicable and distinctive way of learning and remembering music, learning a piece within the space of half an hour. By the age of six, he had begun composing, and at eight, he was creating symphonies. Read more
  • Treatments for Autism: Evidence-Based, Complementary & Controversial Therapies
    Thanks to the internet, a wealth of helpful information about autism and scientifically sound treatments for it are just a few keystrokes away. Unfortunately, so is an endless trove of Read more
  • Fighting on Multiple Fronts: Health Problems and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Autism spectrum disorder is a multidimensional, complex disorder, made even more challenging by physical and mental health problems that often accompany it. It is not easy for families to coordinate therapies and work to meet the child's wide-ranging needs, but it is possible. Early intervention delivers significant improvements in behaviors, cognitive development, social skills, emotional health and well-being. Read more
  • Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism
    There is no quick fix for children who suffer from a sensory processing disorder. But much can be done to lower distress, improve tolerance to stimuli, and reduce disruptive behaviors that result from sensory processing disorders so common among those with autism. Read more
  • End the Food Fight: Tackling Autism Eating Problems
    If left unchecked, autism eating problems can have detrimental consequences that range from malnourishment to social stigmatization. But considerable improvements in nutrition and eating behaviors can be achieved with support and patience. Does your child suffer from disordered eating like severe food selectivity, pica or food neophobia? Alliance ABA can help. Call to schedule a consultation today. Read more
  • Problem Behaviors in Autism: Help for Struggling Kids
    Impairments in social interactions, speech, cognitive abilities, as well as deficits in executive functioning pertaining to emotional and impulse control, are common in children with autism and may predispose them to abnormal behaviors. Read more
  • What Parents Should Expect From ABA Therapy
    Your child has autism are words that no parent can ever be fully prepared to hear. It’s a diagnosis that raises fears and endless questions—what will my child’s future look like? can he or she learn? why did this happen? do autism treatments work? what can I do? Read more

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