Behavioral Traps and How To Avoid Them
Celebrating the Special Qualities of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder*
Combatting Stress on the Homefront: Advice for Military Families
Halloween Tips for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
Helping Individuals with Special Needs Manage Sensory Overload*
How to Help Individuals with Special Needs Benefit From and Enjoy Community Outings*
Limited, Supervised Screen Time Can Be Beneficial for Young Children
Managing the Stress that Accompanies an Autism Diagnosis
Plan Ahead for More Relaxing Holidays
Putting Positive Reinforcement to Work with Kids at Home
Use Token Economies to Provide Positive Reinforcement and Modify Behavior
What is an Out-of-District Placement?
When a Family Member is Diagnosed with Autism
At its core, communication is a social process; therefore, the social communication issues experienced by individuals with ASD also impact their communication partners. Family members, friends, teachers, SLPs, and other service providers who interact with someone with ASD are faced with the challenge of learning to respond to subtle bids for communication, interpreting the functions of problem behavior, and modifying the environment to foster active, social engagement. Peers often feel ineffective when engaged in social exchanges with an individual with ASD and may avoid that person and/or react in a negative way (., teasing or bullying) to social overtures, which can have a negative impact on the development of appropriate social skills.