its ava’s turn today

01.07.13

You always wonder about the second child, or first, last, or whatever child doesn’t have autism. You wonder of many things, but one specifically…will that child feel left out. Will that child feel the same support and encouragement you give the child with autism. Because after all they are capable of learning much more rapidly read more…

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A case study on Cali

12.17.12

I have mentioned this before, but to repeat…my younger sister Sydney decided to obtain a masters in Autism Education and ABA therapy about three months ago. I remember the day she called me to tell me she was going through with this, and I got chills. My heart was so full that day.   One read more…

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Christmas Card turned therapy

12.10.12

When my good friend sent out her Christmas cards for this year, I’m pretty sure she didn’t know her idea would be therapy related. Let me explain…   Along with her, as usual, beautiful magazine, model/celebrity style family pic, was a separate card. Her family pics were themed around fly fishing, so the additional card read more…

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Cali’s Bedtime Book

12.03.12

About six months ago, Cali was having a VERY difficult time staying in her bed when going to sleep at night. No matter how many times I told her to stay in bed, she wouldn’t stay. No matter how many times I promised rewards for staying in bed, she didn’t care. No matter how many read more…

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who says you can’t do therapy during mealtime?

11.28.12

I purposefully waited to serve Cali lunch until Madi showed up for the therapy session. I’m pretty good about implementing therapy techniques during our day-to-day activities and routines, but I wanted to get some specifics on what exactly I can be doing during mealtimes to help Cali improve. These were some of the suggestions Madi read more…

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