Autism & “Collaboration”

Collaborate: intransitive verb col·lab·o·rate \kə-ˈla-bə-ˌrāt\: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor. Merrium-Webster.com Collaborate: [kuh–lab–uh-reyt] verb (used without object), collaborated, collaborating: to work, one with another; cooperate, as on a literary work: They collaborated on a novel. Dictionary.com Ask almost anyone and they will agree that collaboration is very good. Ask the average person to define collaborate/collaboration and you’ll get almost as many different answers as there are Google search engine results…

Autism: “We Are ONE”

It’s that time of year, when kiddos of all ages head off to school—be it kindergarten or college. And much like parents of neurotypical children, many parents of children with ASD can’t help but compare their child’s progress and performance to that of their peers (with or without ASD). As someone once said, “If you’ve…

Clearing the Fog: The Nebulous “ABA Therapist”

In the past decade, the demand for qualified as well as cost-effective Applied Behavior Analysis services has exploded. Not only are parents seeking home support, so are school districts and agencies who serve individuals with Autism. Until recently, anyone could market themselves as an “ABA Therapist”, “Behavior Specialist”, “Autism Teacher” or any similarly hazy title…