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Episode 124: Expanding the Definition of Inclusion in ABA with Chris Collins

Chris Collins is the Executive Director of Ability to Include. Here, Chris shares insights into inclusion, which he believes extends beyond kids with autism. Our conversation with Chris also includes how he obtains funding, his thoughts on the future of ABA, and why we need better training and development for RBTs.

Episode 109: Autism Back to School Advice

Getting back into the routine of a new school year isn’t always easy. Here, we discuss the best ways to help our learners with autism transition back to school. We discuss how to help kids get used to routines throughout the school day, adjusted schedules, the importance of a good communication system, and when to introduce behavior plans.

What is Autism?

Episode 102: What is Autism?

To put it simply, autism is a different way of thinking and viewing the world. Here, we dive into the technical definition of autism as stated in the DSM-V. We discuss each level of severity and the criteria for a diagnosis and how to classify autism in terms of behavioral excesses and behavioral deficits. Our conversation also includes discussion about repetitive behavior and how the approach to programming and goal setting is as unique as the individual client.

early intervention for autism and play therapy

Episode 095: Early Intervention for Autism and Play Therapy with Kaylin Moss

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 BCBA and play consultant Kaylin Moss is one of our members. She works in the field of early intervention for autism and natural environment teaching. Kaylin started her career as a teacher at a local charter school for children with autism. She was inspired by the behavior analyst at the school, who was aRead More »Episode 095: Early Intervention for Autism and Play Therapy with Kaylin Moss
Thriving and Succeeding with Autism with Shane Finkelstein

Episode 093: Thriving with Autism – ABA Success Story!

Shane Finkelstein is one of Shana’s original ABA clients from 20 years ago and is here to talk about his experience with autism. Here, he shares his favorite aspects of ABA, especially weekend outings, which helped him form healthy relationships and thrive in social settings. We also talked to Shane about the skills he’s currently working on and his experience in the workforce.

Guiding Parents through Autism with Erin Porter

Episode 092: Guiding Parents through Autism with Erin Porter

Erin Porter is a family autism coach from Ontario, Canada who supports parents who have newly diagnosed children with autism. Erin shares her thoughts on the major gaps and challenges she sees. Some of the challenges start before the diagnosis, including how to talk to doctors. We also talk to Erin about how she assists parents through her Guided Autism Program.

Linggo: A Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

Episode 090: Linggo: A Picture-Based AAC System for Children with Autism

We are rebroadcasting this episode where Ling and Jane join us to explain their AAC platform, Linggo. Communication is a complex concept and requires an interdisciplinary approach while keeping the needs of the child front and center. Linggo is much different than traditional AACs and the company also provides training for both parents and practitioners, which helps with adoption and adherence. For more information on our upcoming CEU event with Ling and Jane, head to our website.

Emotional Regulation in Autism

A lot of the students that we work with often have trouble with emotional regulation. So what are the best ways that we can help them learn this really important life skill? Today’s topic is all about emotional regulation in autism.