DDDC Summer Sibling Group

DDDC Sibling Group

The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University will be holding a Sibling Group this summer!  Sessions will be held on Thursdays during the months of June and July 2016.  The group will provide an opportunity for siblings of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder to share their experiences and learn from others, and of course […]

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 […]

7 Things to Know About ABA

7 Things to Know About ABA

Myths and rumors about Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, can stop a lot of parents from seeking this effective form of therapy! Here’s a few myth busters from ABLG! 1. Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is a slice of of a much larger field of study. Behavior analysis is the scientific study of behavior. This […]

Autism, High School, and ABA, Oh My!

        The transition to high school is exciting and terrifying all in the same.  Some students – with or without Autism – may be overwhelmed by new peers, teachers and the school itself.  Peer pressure becomes a more significant aspect of daily life. High school is a time for teenagers to gain new freedoms […]

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 […]

Special Needs Vendor Fair – Sewell, NJ

The Everything Special Needs Radio show presents: A Special Needs Vendor Fair WHEN: July 27th 7-8PM EST (during the radio show) TO TUNE IN: 1360 AM WNJC or online www.wnjcradio.com TO JOIN IN PERSON AND MEET THE VENDORS: 123 Egg Harbor Road, Suite 302, Sewell, NJ Join ABLG Clinical Manager Christen Russell on the radio […]

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 […]