What the heck are they saying??? A Glossary of ABA Terms

The science of Applied Behavior Analysis utilizes its own language often referred to as “Behavior Speak.” Many times, you will hear professionals in the field of Autism and ABA reference these terms and will wonder what they are saying and what does it mean. ABLG has provided you with a simple Glossary of Terms to […]

Shared Leadership Capacity Building Series – May 2016

SPAN Shared Leadership

In collaboration with the County Councils for Young Children, the START Project/SPAN present the Shared Leadership Capacity Building Series!  This training will be held in 3 locations throughout New Jersey, and is designed to give both parents and community partners necessary tools for employing shared leadership and working together to benefit the community as a […]

Ocean County Council for Young Children – April 2016 Meetings and Events

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 – April 2016 Meetings

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Happy Mother’s Day to Moms of People with Autism

Dear Moms, We wanted to pause for Mother’s Day and say not just thank you, but “wow!”  As the people providing your ABA and Speech Therapy, we are so focused on your child that we might forget to look at the whole picture and say, “You’re amazing!” Disability Scoop reports that “Autism Moms have stress […]