The Intangible Foe

     They met on a Friday night in August. Katie had been hesitant to take part in this particular social group because history had proven to her that such gatherings consisted mostly of cliques—small clusters of young adults who had been attending the groups for years. No structure, no methodology was in place to introduceContinue reading “The Intangible Foe”

I really DID see it on the internet!

In 2012, Katie’s formal ABA program had ended approximately 14 years before, and I had always wanted to document our experiences. After my daughter graduated from high school in spring 2012, she began classes at a local community college that fall, and I would drop her off and wait in the library until she wasContinue reading “I really DID see it on the internet!”

The Impact of ABA and Discrete Trial Training

As I noted in my previous post, my daughter and I talked with many Navigating Autism Today conference attendees last week, and some of them were concerned about the use of aversives. I was taken aback by the topic since so much has been written about the fact that aversives are no longer used whenContinue reading “The Impact of ABA and Discrete Trial Training”

What a Day!

The Navigating Autism Today conference is over, and my daughter and I have thankfully decompressed. Unfortunately, I had spent so much time gathering everything we would need for our table that I missed my self-imposed deadline for my next post. At the same time I was trying to think of a topic, my husband askedContinue reading “What a Day!”

Sign Up Today for Autism Conference!

Great News! On March 6, Autism Alliance of Michigan is presenting the 2020 Navigating Autism Today conference at Wayne County Community College Ted Scott Campus. Dr. Rick Solomon, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician Medical Director, Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is the keynote speaker. Dr. Solomon developed what is known as the P.L.A.Y.Continue reading “Sign Up Today for Autism Conference!”