Here are five tips on how to keep morning routines consistent and calm for children on the autism spectrum. Continue reading 5 Tips for Keeping Morning Routines Consistent for Children with Autism
Raising a child with exceptional needs is often overwhelming for families. Even if the child receives the services and support they need outside the home, they may still struggle at home. I am excited to announce that I will soon be launching Big Abilities Caregiver Coaching.
Raising a child with a developmental disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder can have a huge impact on a family’s finances. Families of children on the spectrum often have less income because one parent may need to leave the workforce to be the primary caregiver. In addition, the expenses of an ASD diagnosis can spanContinue reading Top 5 Free Autism Resources in 2021
In this episode, I have a conversation with Meegan Winters. CEO and Co-Founder of Able Eyes, a virtual platform that offers people with disabilities access to virtual tours, of businesses, video modeling “How-To’s”, and social stories. Continue reading Pod 37: Meegan Winters of Able Eyes
The Premack Principle, often referred to as First/Then or Grandma’s Rule, is a simple behavior modification strategy parents can easily implement to help children overcome challenging behaviors.Continue reading The Premack Principle: How Using First/Then Can Improve Behavior
Learn how to use visual schedules and the benefits it can bring for children with autism.Continue reading Using Visual Schedules For Children With Autism
Learn how you can increase compliance with your child by creating an environment where doing what you ask of them is more fun than anything else they could be doing.Continue reading Being Fun Will INcrease Compliance in Children with Autism
If you want your child to develop better communication skills, try drawing simple pictures on napkins and placing them in their lunchbox each day. Then when you pick up the child at school ask them what was on that napkin!Continue reading Using Simple Drawings to Increase Communication in Children with Autism
Amy shares how social story videos help her son with new and/or challenging experiences and offers step-by-step suggestions for creating your own.
Continue reading Using Photos and Videos to Create Social Stories