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Our Autism Blog

At The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis, we want our clients and their families to feel fully supported and informed. Our autism blog offers additional resources about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ABA therapy, and addresses common topics discussed amongst families and friends of individuals with autism. Click below to explore our content and contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more!

How ABA Therapy Helps Children with Autism Become Independent

How ABA Therapy Helps Children with Autism Become Independent

How ABA Therapy Helps Children with Autism Become Independent One of the essential reasons parents of children with autism leave no stone unturned with searching for effective treatments is that they want their kids to be able to function with independence now and in the future. Helping children with autism achieve age-appropriate independence milestones is central to The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis. We rely on applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet children wherever they are in...

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What Goals Should Be Met After ABA Therapy?

What Goals Should Be Met After ABA Therapy?

How Can ABA Goals Help Your Child with Autism? ABA therapy stands for Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy, a type of therapy used to help people with autism by analyzing how behavior works, what causes behaviors to occur, and how learning takes place. Each child in ABA therapy is unique, so the therapist will work with them in real situations to find out what behaviors are helpful and which will affect learning outcomes. One of the main strategies in ABA therapy is positive reinforcement,...

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What are the Triggers in Children with Autism?

What are the Triggers in Children with Autism?

What is a Trigger? The word trigger has been heard in reference to mental health disorders, behavioral health conditions, or for individuals living with a history of trauma that has continued to impact your day to day life. While the word trigger is commonly used, it is important when parenting a child with autism or supporting a child with autism to have an understanding of triggers and how they can influence a child's behavior and responses. A trigger is characterized by an action,...

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The Best Skills to Learn for Social Anxiety to Teach Children with Autism

The Best Skills to Learn for Social Anxiety to Teach Children with Autism

How Does Autism Affect Social Skills? Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder will often experience side effects that impact their ability to learn and adapt to social skills. Although they may experience challenges with social skills, it does not mean that there is not a desire and needs for social interactions. But instead, it means that children with autism need to have proper support to develop the tools and skills for healthy, positive social skills and interactions.  Children with autism...

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13 Benefits of Autism Group Therapy

13 Benefits of Autism Group Therapy

What is Autism Group Therapy? Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), includes a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), autism affects approximately one in 44 American children. One thing that’s helpful to those with autism is autism group therapy.  People with autism may also have different ways of learning, moving, or paying...

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How to Help Your Child with Autism Adjust to Moving

How to Help Your Child with Autism Adjust to Moving

What Are Considered Stressful Events for Children with Autism? Moving is considered a stressful event for everyone, even the neurotypical. Other events that can be especially stressful for a child with autism include: Domestic violence Divorce Loss of a loved one Problems at school such as being bullied Physical or mental issues (aside from autism) Routine and ritual changes Any kind of disruptive change can be stressful to a person with autism, whether or not others might consider it...

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