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In the World of Autism-Momhood

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In the World of Autism-Momhood

Written by Guest Blogger, Shannon Biancamano   Lots of new faces from all sorts of new places, so I think it's time to introduce myself again Hi, I am Shannon! I am a wife and mom to four littles that are growing oh so super fast, and if you could tell me the secret in slowing it down, that would be great!    I recently finished school in the behavioral health field, run my own part-time business as an educational autism advocate {Behavior and Me Advocacy, LLC} I virtually help families with their children's I.E.P's, accommodations, modifications, etc.. I love...


6 Reasons Why Your Child Will Benefit From ABA

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6 Reasons Why Your Child Will Benefit From ABA

by Whitney Sarnowski We’ve all heard about this trendy practiced called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) but what is it and why is ABA important? ABA is an evidence-based practice used to improve socially significant human behavior and enhance people’s lives. Socially significant behaviors include: social skills, language and communication, daily living, academic, vocational, and leisure behaviors that improve the individual’s daily living or effect their significant others (caregivers, teachers, peers, employers) by interacting more positively towards the individual. Ring a bell? I know what you’re thinking, “How can one program possibly cover all these areas?” Easy. A well rounded ABA...


How an Autism Assistance Dog Helps Our Daughter

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How an Autism Assistance Dog Helps Our Daughter
Guest blogger and autism mother, Sara Sythe, shares her perspective on the huge impact that Bo (an autism assistance dog) has had for her daughter Isla and their family. Read more to to learn about how this sweet companion positively affected and changed their lives as an autism family.

Growing Up with Autism

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Growing Up with Autism
Louis Scarantino reflects on growing up with Autism. This blog features his past struggles, current accomplishments, and his encouraging words for parents of children with Autism. Louis was born in the 90’s when Autism Awareness wasn't as common. Now a self-advocate for Autism, he helps increase awareness & acceptance.

To A Newly Diagnosed Parent

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To A Newly Diagnosed Parent
Danielle Mager shares positive thoughts to a newly diagnosed parent one year after her son, Noah, was diagnosed with Autism.

"And I'm not one to give advice or anything, but I wanted to share a few things that have been on my heart lately for anyone who is newly diagnosed. First and most importantly, I want you to know your kid is still your kid. And an autism diagnosis doesn't change that. All the amazing, wonderful and happy they are, they still are...Try not to waste too much time waiting for things to get better. Or for things to be "fixed." Your little one is fine. Really they are. And if you're always searching for who they will be, you'll miss who they already are dancing right in front of you. " 

Visit this blog to read more of her story...
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