Every year, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are entering adulthood. Unfortunately, opportunities for many of these young adults are few and far between. In fact, the estimated unemployment rate for adults with ASD is an incredible...read more
The number of children being diagnosed with ASD in the United States continues to rise—now 1 in 40, according to the December 2018 issue of Pediatrics. Early diagnosis can make a huge difference and lead to significantly improved outcomes. However, many children with...read more
Collaborative Care: How a Superior Treatment Model Helps Children with Autism Get a Better Quality of Life
Overcoming Challenging Behavior Jane’s parents and pediatrician were concerned that the little girl had issues with food and eating, weight management, and dental and self-care. She insisted on eating the same half dozen or so foods, and it took her hours to consume...read more
It’s a fact: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is becoming more widespread across the United States. There is no consensus on why the prevalence of the condition is continuing to rise. Theories range from more awareness, to better diagnosis, to genetic mutations… even to...read more
The number of children in the United States who have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is increasing dramatically. The December 2018 issue of Pediatrics, reports that 1 in 40 children in the U.S. have been identified with ASD.[i] This is...read more
The holiday season brings families closer together to enjoy quality time, fun festivities, and often gift exchanges. Having a child with ASD doesn’t have to change the spirit of the season. Many children are thrilled to tell you what they hope to receive from Santa....read more
Alternative Behavior Strategies, (ABS), a leading provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, announced today that Natalie Roth, PhD has been appointed Vice President of Clinical Services, a new position within the company. She previously served...read more
In this blog, we cover the purpose and process of conducting a diagnostic evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You will learn what the evaluator is looking for, what areas are evaluated, what kinds of tests are used, and what to expect during and after the...read more
There are a lot of reasons why Halloween is a favorite holiday for so many individuals: the costumes, the decorations, and definitely the treats! Here are a few tips to help your child have a spooktacular time this October 31st: Practice Children with autism are...read more
Preparing for a natural disaster can be a challenging time for a family. This is especially true when a member of the family has autism spectrum disorder. The following information may assist in planning ahead for this stressful time (helpful links included below):...read more
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