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How To Continue Progress During Covid-19

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their caregivers have been finding it difficult to continue to make progress during the COVID pandemic. The difficulty is primarily due to the disruption of schedules, lack of access to support services, changes at work, as well as delays, rescheduling, or closing of schools. However, there are still…

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Keeping Kids Connected To Loved Ones Online

Millions of children and young people have had their lives changed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, both private and public schools have had to change their attendance policy at nearly every level, moving much of their teaching online to a virtual learning environment. Some students have been able to adapt, while others have struggled.…

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Challenges Of Holidays For Children With Autism

As the holidays get closer, many families are faced with finding ways to prepare themselves. When a family member or members has an autism spectrum disorder (or ASD), the holiday season can be difficult. Becoming aware of the holiday challenges for children with autism is the first step in learning how to accommodate your family…

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Applied Behavior Analysis Lessons

Applied behavior analysis or ABA is one of the most effective therapies to assist individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to improve their social interactions and adjust behaviors. It breaks down desired behaviors, reactions, and responses into three parts: antecedents, target behavior, and consequences. When a therapist, parent, caregiver, or educator uses ABA, they…

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How To Help Teens With Autism Transition To Adulthood

With 1 in 54 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or ASD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s clear there is a growing wave of teens with ASD moving through our educational system. While there are more resources and treatment programs for teenagers with ASD than ever before, parents…

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Autism Diet and Nutrition Tips

Parents and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, can face significant challenges during mealtime. It’s not uncommon to have tantrums, ritualistic eating behavior, or food selectivity and sensitivity. All of which makes providing proper nutrition difficult. However, Ascend Autism can work with families to address the underlying behavioral root causes…

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5 Autism Parenting Tips

Autism spectrum disorder or ASD covers a wide range of behaviors. ASD can cause issues with communication, anxiety, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. This can make parenting children diagnosed with autism a challenge. Ascend Autism understands that every child with ASD has unique needs requiring support geared specifically to them. However, some broad autism parenting…

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Autism Telehealth Therapy Programs

Autism Telehealth Therapy Programs

Autism telehealth therapy allows the experts at Ascend Autism to provide individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents or caregivers with real-time interactions, support, and treatment no matter either party’s location. Being able to reach out via desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to our clinicians gives caregivers and parents a resource to turn…

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5 Sensory Activities for Children With Autism

5 Sensory Activities for Children With Autism

Children with autism have unique ways of interacting with the world around them. Part of the challenge of autism spectrum disorder or ASD is helping children manage how the world impacts them. Finding and designing activities for children with autism helps them do this. Learning through play is very effective to teach new skills to…

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