Online Journal Club for BCBAs and BCaBAs

Just like teachers want to see their students continue to learn and grow, long after those students graduate from their classes; many professional organizations also want to ensure their certified practitioners are up to date with the most recent information in their field. Let’s talk about a fun option for continuing education for BCBAs! Behavior […]

ABLG TV interviews President of National Autism Association on Safety

We had the great fortune to sit down with Wendy Fournier, President and one of the Founding Board Members of the National Autism Association. She is also parent of an individual with Autism.  We got to talk about wandering and elopement, and we learned some fresh perspectives on taking a “multi-layered approach” to addresses these behaviors. […]

Symptoms of Autism: Joint Attention

symptoms of Autism_Joint Attention

Have you heard about “joint attention?” It’s important to get to know it. Failure to develop joint attention is a key symptom of Autism! Joint attention is also a critical Social Skill. Joint attention occurs when two people engage in:verbalizations, gestures, and/or eye contact between each other and a common object. There are two sides of […]

ABA Therapy in Middle School

ABA Therapy Beyond elementary school

Author: Christen Russell, MS, BCBA, ABLG Clinical Manager Many people have the misperception that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is only for young children with Autism or those with challenging, problem behavior. ABA can be used across the lifespan with many different populations of people. ABA programs can apply to birth through adulthood. As children age, their […]

Household Safety for Children with Autism

Now that kids are home from school… it’s time to do a household safety check! Have you downloaded our FREE ebook, QuickStart Safety Guide for Individuals with Autism? It covers: Wandering and Elopement, Household Safety, and Community Safety. We’ve broken down these overwhelming areas for you.. just take one step at a time to create […]

What the heck are “Modalities of ABA?’”

What does Modalities of ABA mean?

What does an ABA Agency, Clinic, or Provider mean when it says, “We use multiple modalities of ABA?” When you’re new to Applied Behavior Analysis, it sounds great to have all the “bells and whistles”. You might not know what “multiple modalities” are, but it sure does sound important to have them. Let’s talk about […]

Strategies for a Squabble-Free Summer

Stop Summer Squabbles between kids with Autism and their Siblings

As the school year comes to a close, many of us may be looking ahead to the long, unstructured months of summer, thinking, “What am I going to do with all the kids home?” Every household, regardless of the presence of a disability, has experienced sibling squabbling. Throw in more free time to spend with […]

Drowning Prevention

Prevent Safety Accidents for people with Autism

Summer is here… which means water, water EVERYWHERE! Today’s post is a little sobering, but we don’t feel we’re doing anyone a service if we beat around the bush.  So many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders are attracted to water.   Summer means open pools, and lakes, rivers, and streams that are running and appealing.  […]

What can we learn from United Airlines?

Recently, United Airlines had an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Why? To remove a teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder and her parents from the plane. You can read the mother’s postings about the incident here. At Above and Beyond Learning Group, we acknowledge that there are three sides to every story. That’s a […]