Ocean County Council for Young Children

Ocean CCYC April

Above and Beyond Learning Group has recently connected with the Ocean County Council for Young Children!  The CCYC makes it possible for parents and community partners to come together to help make a better community for our children.  Meetings are currently being held to determine the needs of the community – families are encouraged to […]

Monmouth County Council for Young Children

Monmouth CCYC

Above and Beyond Learning Group has recently connected with the Monmouth County Council for Young Children!  The CCYC makes it possible for parents and community partners to come together to help make a better community for our children.  Meetings are currently being held to determine the needs of the community – families are encouraged to […]

Dr. Kryzak on Building Lifelong Relationships with Siblings with Autism

Queens College Annual Conference on Autism and Developmental Disabilities

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th, 2015 (Register by April 5th for an early registration discount!) Join our Clinical Director, Dr. Lauren Kryzak, for her talk on developing lifelong relationships with siblings with Autism. She will be presenting at Queens College’s annual Conference on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. This conference features topics on: Effective Family-Clinician Partnerships Implementing Activity […]

How do I talk to my teen with Autism about Sex?

How do I talk to my teenager with Autism about sex?

Sexuality, Adolescence, and Autism, oh my! Most parents dread having “The Talk” with their children. As children grow into adolescence, it’s crucial to arm them with information about their sexuality, changing bodies, new social rules around dating, safety… It can be overwhelming for any parent to know where to start and how to teach all […]

Autism New Jersey conference 2014

Lauren Kryzak D’Amato

Lauren Kryzak D’Amato, one of ABLG’s Clinical Managers, presented on the topic of Stimulus Equivalence in the Classroom at the 2014 Autism New Jersey conference. How can we teach efficiently and effectively in the classroom using procedures derived from the research on stimulus equivalence class formation? Stimulus equivalence, or the behavior analytic theory of how […]

What’s an “Autism-friendly” performance?

Autism-friendly performances

An inviting new trend in theater is the “Autism-Friendly” performance. Movie theaters and playhouses in New Jersey and New York are reserving special matinees and evening performances designed to be comfortable and appealing to individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Besides a judgment-free zone, what does an Autism Friendly performance provide? According to the Theatre […]

Faces 4 Autism Parent Training

Christen Russell, ABLG Clinical Manager of Southern NJ, gave an informational workshop for the parents of FACES 4 AUTISM in Branchburg, NJ. ABLG is fortunate to have passionate parent trainers on board, and our core team shares the belief that the most important factor in a child’s outcome is parent participation, follow through, and parent […]

2013 Beach Bash

ABLG 2014 Beach Bash

ABLG was delighted to join Autism Family Services of NJ for the 9th Annual Beach Bash in Belmar, NJ. The Beach Bash is growing in attendance every year, and was originally created as a fun day in the sun for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Today, the event consists of music, food, […]