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The Power Of ABA: Sebastien’s Story

sebastien350Sebastien was diagnosed with autism at age 3 in the late 1990s. Back then, applied behavioural analysis (ABA) in the treatment of ASD wasn’t popular like it is today; but his parents decided it was the only therapy that made sense for their son, as he continued to deteriorate and life became more unbearable. The choice was good: Sebastien, now 21, has achieved many milestones because of ABA. Here is Sebastian’s story of ASD and ABA. Read More »The Power Of ABA: Sebastien’s Story

Overcoming Autism: Tamar’s Story

autism storyTamar is a 20-year-old who’s majoring in Child and Youth studies at Brock University. She lives with roommates, cooks for herself, socializes with friends, belongs to a club and studies hard just like many other scholars. You’d never guess that she was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Early ABA intervention really helped Tamar transform from a timid caterpillar into a confident butterfly. Here, she shares the highs and lows of her journey. Here is Tamar’s story about Autism and ABA.Read More »Overcoming Autism: Tamar’s Story

Growing Out Of Autism: Shane’s Story

 growing autismShane, an 18-year-old who was diagnosed with autism at age 2, has made remarkable gains in his life. He’s grown from an anxious child who found it hard to make friends into a young man who’s thriving as a biology student at Trent University. He loves living away from home and has a solid social circle. He credits his successes, in part, to ABA therapy conducted by Shayna Gaunt. Here, Shane shares highlights of his story. Read More »Growing Out Of Autism: Shane’s Story

Sensory Overload Simulations

sensory overloadWished you could wear the shoes of your loved one with ASD to experience what he experiences? Here’s a little insight: Imagine going for a walk and being bombarded by lights and sounds so intense that you can’t help but scream and meltdown. Whoa! Yes, that’s what a stroll down the street can be like for someone with autism who is experiencing sensory overload.Read More »Sensory Overload Simulations

How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3

tantrum350If you did the ABC homework we outlined in Part 2, you should have a clearer idea of what is triggering your child’s tantrums and under which category the antecedents (triggers) fall. The next step is to implement the behaviour management strategies to manage challenging behaviours. (To find the right strategies for you and your child, look under the applicable antecedent category.) As you’re doing so, remember to reinforce every time Tina or Thomas acts appropriately. Consistent and frequent praise goes a long way in shaping positive behaviour.Read More »How to Manage Challenging Behaviour – Part 3