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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!
5 Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children with Autism

5 Tips for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children with Autism

Whether it comes as a total shock or confirms a suspicion you’ve long held, an official autism diagnosis is a life-changing event for you, your child, and your entire family. But remember: an autism diagnosis does not fundamentally change who your child is. It simply allows them access to treatment and accommodation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that will better support them as they learn to navigate the world.

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A Brief History of ABA Therapy

A Brief History of ABA Therapy

Whether it comes as a total shock or confirms a suspicion you’ve long held, an official autism diagnosis is a life-changing event for you, your child, and your entire family. But remember: an autism diagnosis does not fundamentally change who your child is. It simply allows them access to treatment and accommodation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that will better support them as they learn to navigate the world.

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Bullying and ASD: What to Do if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Bullying and ASD: What to Do if Your Child Is Being Bullied

Whether it comes as a total shock or confirms a suspicion you’ve long held, an official autism diagnosis is a life-changing event for you, your child, and your entire family. But remember: an autism diagnosis does not fundamentally change who your child is. It simply allows them access to treatment and accommodation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that will better support them as they learn to navigate the world.

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How to Talk to Your Children About Autism

How to Talk to Your Children About Autism

How to Talk to Your Children About AutismMany parents of children with autism struggle with how to talk about autism with other children, whether it’s your own children, their cousins, their playmates, or their classmates. Even if you don’t have a child with autism, talking to your children about diversity and inclusion will help to normalize their acceptance of people who are different than them — including those with autism. The truth is that children tend to be smarter and more empathetic...

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ABA vs. Other Autism Therapies: What You Should Know

ABA vs. Other Autism Therapies: What You Should Know

When your child is diagnosed with autism, your pediatric psychiatrist may recommend different interventions and services depending on their diagnosis and your child’s needs. These recommendations may include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or even a combination of the three.

Whether you’re waiting on the diagnosis or your child’s current autism therapy isn’t going the way you’ve hoped, it’s important that parents stay informed of the different types of autism therapy available.

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Importance of Consistency in ABA Therapy

Importance of Consistency in ABA Therapy

Children with autism sometimes have a certain degree of difficulty making sense of what goes on in the world around them. Sights, sounds, and actions that make perfect sense to neurotypical people may be overwhelming or confusing to those with autism. This is why many people with autism find repetition to be comforting, and why it’s so important to them that people, places, and daily experiences in their lives remain consistent.

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism? NO — And Here’s How We Know

Do Vaccines Cause Autism? NO — And Here’s How We Know

The answer to this question is so important that we put it in the title of the blog. “Vaccines cause autism” is one of the more harmful myths surrounding both vaccination and autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. But a single faulty study, even after being thoroughly debunked and denounced, has had effects more far-reaching than anyone could have anticipated.

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Myths About ASD

Myths About ASD

If you’ve ever searched autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the internet before, you’ve probably realized that there’s a lot of information, and not all of it is accurate. Even movies and television depicting people with autism can sometimes perpetuate harmful tropes about ASD.

At The Cardinal Center for Behavior Analysis, we want to be a resource for you and your family, and that means arming you with the correct information to help spread awareness and acceptance for autism. Let’s talk about three of the most common myths about autism, and why they’re misconceptions.

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Signs of Autism in Children

Signs of Autism in Children

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) looks different in each person, because no two people with ASD are the same. With that said, there are certain things that many children with autism have in common, especially when it comes to their developmental milestones.

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Can Autism Be Cured?

Can Autism Be Cured?

“Can autism be cured?” is a common question that parents or guardians have after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, and the short answer is no: most experts agree that there is no cure for autism.

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