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Top 25 Autism-Friendly Holiday Events in Central Texas in 2018

There are plenty of autism-friendly businesses and events in Central Texas for families in the special needs community. Action Behavior Centers’ team has compiled a list of the top 25 organizations and events to enjoy this holiday season, all of which accommodate children of all developmental levels and provide fun for the entire family. Organizations As […]

Top 50 Online ABA Master’s Programs and Certificates in 2018

There is a recent and growing need for qualified professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA therapy, the leading treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), helps children on the Spectrum improve in many areas of development, including communication, social skills, and day-to-day living skills. The ABA field is led by Board Certified […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Sensory Resource Guide

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior in both boys and girls. The signs of ASD often include delays in social interactions, repetitive or self-injurious behaviors, and sensory sensitivities.  Many individuals with ASD also struggle with verbal or non-verbal communication. What is Sensory […]

2018 Autism Travel Guide

Traveling can be a challenge in some way or another for all families – particularly so for families with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Unfamiliar places, frequent transitions, large crowds and loud noises are just a few things parents try to avoid when planning a vacation for a child with special needs.   […]

18 Autism-Friendly Things to Do in Houston

Having difficulty with big crowds, loud sounds, and transitioning to new places goes hand-in-hand with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As such, planning sensory-friendly family outings is a must for those in the special needs community. In Houston, families with children on the Autism Spectrum have a generous selection of autism-friendly events and activities to do […]

Catalyst: How We Track Your Child’s Success in ABA Therapy

Parents love hearing snippets of daily successes from their child’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist at the end of the day. As important as these more casual reports are, it’s also essential to have concrete data being collected throughout the therapy day. ABA therapy’s main mission is to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder overcome […]

2018 Autism Sleep Guide

Sleep can be difficult at times for anyone and everyone, but individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are particularly vulnerable to having sleep issues. Both falling and staying asleep can prove troublesome for those on the spectrum. In the recent years, researchers have been delving deeper into autism, gaining more insights about sleep’s role in […]

100 Things to Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a group of developmental disorders: autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and childhood disintegrative disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 individuals are affected by ASD. Autism Spectrum Disorders can be diagnosed as early as 18 months to […]

Top 35 Autism Blogs in 2018

News, scientific research, and education on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are constantly evolving. Online autism blogs are a perfect venue for staying up-to-date on all things autism. The online autism community continues to flourish as more parents, teachers, and autism therapists create blogs to share their experiences. Many individuals who are on the autism spectrum […]

Autism Anti-Bullying Guide

Facts and Statistics Bullying can affect children, teens, and adults of all walks of life. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), however, can be particularly vulnerable to bullying. In fact, the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) conducted a large survey of nearly 1,200 children with ASD (ages 6 to 15), finding that an overwhelming 63 percent […]