Taking Steps Toward Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

April is known around the globe as Autism Awareness Month.  Countless individuals sport the color blue, puzzle pieces, and ribbons to represent autism.  Parents and professionals gather to hear experts in the field speak about treatments, education, and stories of accomplishments and success.  Reporters share statistics and, for a moment, we take the time to […]

IEP vs. 504: Which one is right for your child?

IEP vs 504

ABLG often speaks to parents who are concerned with their child’s school performance.  They think their child may benefit from additional supports, but it can be difficult to decide what to do.  One of the most common questions is what’s the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).   First, let’s […]

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. […]

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 […]