The Burden of Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism

How We Set Up Children With Autism and Behavior Challenges to Fail  Today I watched a child answer questions accurately, give great answers, generate a story all the while his shoes were off, he was jumping out of his seat every three seconds, and making silly faces.  Focusing and marveling at his ability to multi-task …

THE REAL RESPONSE TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY CRITICIZE YOUR CHILD, YOUR PARENTING

Living Free.  Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs or Otherwise. I have a two year old. My two year old listens. Sometimes he doesn't. But on this particular day, he was doing all the right things.  Walking. Hands to himself. Not running. Quiet voice. Following a parent. What happened? We had been sitting in church …

Parent Education vs. Parent Training for Families of Children with Autism

FIVE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS TO THE PARENT TRAINING For the past few days, my social media has been bombarded with retweets and shares of summaries of the article printed by the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The JAMA article looked at the Parent Education vs. Parent Training models  and their effectiveness, per parent report, in …