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At Action Behavior Centers, we believe parents, educators, and individuals on the Autism Spectrum can largely benefit from the variety of insightful and educational autism-related blogs across the internet. ABC is here to highlight some of today’s top blogs on all things Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, and living with ASD.

Action Behavior Centers is a Texas-based ABA therapy provider for children on the Autism Spectrum. One of the main goals of ABC is to raise autism awareness and educate both local and online communities on ASD. 

Below are ABC’s selections for the Top 25 Autism Blogs in 2020 (in no particular order) to help others stay connected and informed. Some of these high-quality blogs made last year’s line-up of autism blogs too! These carefully curated resources are loved and praised by parents, teachers, and professionals in the autism community. Read more

 

Summer is a great time to get children outside and involved in fun and engaging activities. However, it can be a challenge to find sensory-friendly activities for children on the autism spectrum. Our team has compiled a list of fun community outings and events for the family, including peaceful hiking spots, sensory-friendly movie experience, fun camps for kids, and more. See our list below for several summer hot spots and community events to get on the calendar. Read more

Autism Blogs

Parents of children on the autism spectrum, teachers seeking out new resources, and individuals with ASD can all benefit from the online blogging community. Blogs are a perfect way to research and connect with like-minded individuals on the topic of autism. Finding the best blogs can be quite a challenge, especially when there are over 50 million results on Google for “Autism Blogs” alone! Our team at Action Behavior Centers decided to help with the lengthy search process by highlighting today’s top autism blogs. Read more

 

After a child receives a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it’s natural for parents to be full of questions. The good news is that the autism community is full of parents who understand ASD and are eager to share their knowledge with those who are new to the community. We compiled 14 expert tips from individuals with autism, autism professionals, special education teachers, and parents of children with autism and special needs: Read more

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. Read more

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 Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who are responsible for creating all of the individualized treatment plans and supervising one-on-one therapy sessions with Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

For students seeking a career as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), below are the top 50 colleges (in no particular order) that offer fully web-based ABA or autism-related programs in the United States. Read more

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. Read more

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.  

To help families best prepare for vacations, we created an Autism Travel Guide, packed with travel preparation tips, road trip tips, flying tips, and the most autism-friendly vacation destinations in the United States. Read more

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 with their little ones. Below are some of the most autism-friendly businesses in the Greater Houston area. Read more