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      Helping children with autism develop a growth mindset can foster greater learning, confidence and success in school  
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      10 Ways to Teach Your Child with Autism How to Have a Growth Mindset

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents

      How to Teach Your Child with Autism the Art of Caring and Kindness Teaching caring and kindness to children with autism is an important part of social-emotional development. Having empathy and kindness towards others..
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      Teaching Kindness: The Kindness Rock Project

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12)

      Letters from the CEO

      For children with autism, using building blocks in play is a beneficial activity for their physical, cognitive and social-emotional development. Building with blocks is a favorite pastime for many young children...
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      The Benefits of Playing with Building Blocks for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Early Childhood Education, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12)

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      10 Ways to Build Social Skills Using Online Gaming for Teenagers with Autism Online gaming has been shown to improve social skills in teenagers with autism.  It is estimated that more than 41% of adolescents with autism..
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      Autism, Gaming and Building Social Skills

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      Topics: Teen (13-17)

      Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

      A Letter from the CEO: Vote to Protect Special Education Never has there been a more important time to vote. In 2016 only 60% of eligible voters actually voted! That missing 40% of voters would have had a huge impact on..
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      Pushing the Envelope: Voting to Protect Special Education

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      Topics: Pushing the Envelope: Letters from Our CEO

      Social stories are carefully designed short stories that help children with autism understand new social situations. These social situations can include any type of interaction involving other people such as riding a..
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      Social Stories: Helping Children with Autism Understand Social Situations

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, ARIS Autism Curriculum, Elementary (4-12), Activity Sheets

      As schools have switched over to more online remote learning there is an increase in opportunities for online bullying to occur, especially for children with autism COVID-19 has led to a new way of rethinking all..
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      Cyberbullying: What it is and How to Prevent it for Students with Autism

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      Topics: Autism & Emotions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17)

      This step-by-step guide is focused on teaching new skills using ABA therapy for a child with autism Today we are going to discuss the basics of collecting data when teaching your child new skills. Data collection is a..
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      A Guide to Data Collection for Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) for Children with Autism

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Articles, Data Sheets

      Letter from the CEO: Authentic Leadership Among my favorite books is Authentic Leadership by Bill George. The book opens with:
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      Pushing the Envelope: What Does Authentic Leadership Look Like?

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      Topics: Pushing the Envelope: Letters from Our CEO

      Summer is near end and it’s almost time to head back to school! Gearing your child up for a normal school routine after summer fun is no easy feat; however, practice makes perfect! We know children with autism thrive..
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      7 Tips To Get Your Child Back Into The School Routine

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      Topics: Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      There can be many benefits to having a service or therapy dog, such as an autism assistance dog, for children with autism. The following article provides information to help you decide if a dog is right for your child..
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      Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs for Children with Autism

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      Language development can be challenging for students with autism and can impact reading comprehension. Using sight word instruction is a great tool for helping children with autism succeed! So much of a students’..
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      20 Best Sight Word Books for Students with Autism

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      Topics: Autism and Language, Elementary (4-12), Parents, Articles

      A growing community of inclusive exercise programs promises that fitness can be a source of fun, rather than one of frustration, for Children with Autism. By choosing activities that will have a greater likelihood of..
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      Finding Fun and Fitness: Exercise for Children and Young Adults with Autism

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      Topics: Health & Nutrition, Advice for Parents and Caregivers

      Self-stimulatory behaviors with autism What is stimming?
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      What is Stimming?

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      Topics: About Autism, Parents, Articles

      One mother’s tried and true recommendations for helping your child with autism get ready for an early wake up time once school starts. Are you dreading your "au-some" child's first week back to school because he or she..
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      From Sleeping in to Prepping for School: Strategies for Avoiding Wake-up Wars

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      Topics: Autism & Transitions, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-21), Articles

      Julia, the new character on Sesame Street can help all children better understand autism Sesame Street is a treasured TV show that has educated children worldwide for more than 50 years. It has brought characters like..
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      5 Ways Sesame Street’s Character, Julia, Teaches People About Autism Spectrum Disorder

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      Topics: Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

      Use zones of regulation and occupational therapy insight to find the best coping strategies for your child with autism The phrase “coping strategy” can be thrown around often in the autism (ASD) community. But what are..
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      Coping Strategies: Find What Works Best For Your Child with Autism

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

      Two BCBAs explain ABA and how to determine the level of support needed to ensure success for each child with autism Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a common practice used with individuals with high functioning..
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      What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) And How Can It Help My Child With Autism?

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      Topics: Autism Treatment Options, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Parents, Articles

      What we know about ASD is largely based on research on boys with autism: New studies are telling us how different girls with autism are from their male counterparts The issue of gender bias is as antiquated as it is..
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      Girls and Autism: The Impact of Gender Bias in Research on Autism

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      Topics: About Autism, Current News and Research, Parents, Articles

      A Letter from the CEO: Girls and Autism? We’ve wanted to do an article about girls and autism for some time now. There is so much to say: under-diagnosis, different presenting characteristics, treatment options… where..
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      Pushing the Envelope: Girls and Autism?

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      Topics: Pushing the Envelope: Letters from Our CEO