Does your client have rights? The overwhelming answer to this question should be YES!! However, many of us still have written into our behavior plans, “Ignore the student” or “Don’t let the student escape.” Client assent and client dignity are extremely important in the world of ABA and education. But what does this look like? What does it mean for our clients?
Remember Simon? The kiddo is going through a tremendous growth spurt! Along with getting taller, the 8-year-old with autism is making monumental social, behavioural and academic gains. He’s blossoming into a humorous, mild-mannered chatterbox who reads like a pro and loves to play games with his peers. One of his favourites: Zombie tag with the kids at summer camp. Thrilled with his progress, his parents asked us to update his story here:Read More »Simon’s Story Part 2: How ABA Has Helped Him Soar
Simon is really excited about Halloween. For weeks, he’s been pretending to be scary monsters and spooky ghosts, giggling as he tries to scare his ABA therapy team. BOO! ROAR! He asks everyone what they’re going to be for Halloween and shares that he’s dressing up as Super Mario. Such sweet words to hear! Just four years ago, Simon was nearly non-verbal and had a lot of tantrums; and now, after a few years of ABA, he’s an enthusiastic talker with a great sense of humour. Here are the highlights of his story.Read More »Simon’s Story: How ABA Has Helped Him Communicate
Some kids moan and groan about going back to school. Not Carter: He’s pumped to start Grade 2! We’re excited, too. Just a few years ago, Carter wasn’t able to communicate; now, after a lot of ABA therapy, he is a child excelling in the classroom and chatting with peers. Woo hoo! Here are the highlights of his story. Read More »Carter’s Story: How ABA Therapy Has Helped Him Thrive
Sebastien 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
Tamar 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
Shane, 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
Click here to read about what it is like to live with Autism. Hear it from his perspective, and not someone else’s point of view!… Read More »Autism Spectrum Disorder: From a 9-Year Old