Keys to a fun Thanksgiving

It’s about to be Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving can be an exciting and fun holiday, but it can be stressful for autistic people at the same time. Do you want to know some ways to help an autistic person have a good and fun Thanksgiving? Here are some ways to help out: What are some other waysContinue reading “Keys to a fun Thanksgiving”

Accommodations and accessibility for successful workplaces

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 15 live with a least one disability, or that 42% of baby boomers over the age of 65 or older live with more than one disability? It is time for workplaces to include people with disabilities. Workplaces must provide accommodations and makeContinue reading “Accommodations and accessibility for successful workplaces”

Voting

It’s that time of the year when people vote and share their voices on important matters by using a ballot. People with disabilities should be voting like everyone else. Why you ask? Everyone’s input matters! In fact, people with disabilities have a lifetime’s worth of experience adapting and navigating the US systems of health care,Continue reading “Voting”

Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA

The seven dimensions of behavior help behavior analysts impact their clients through effective and research-supported interventions. Baer et al. (1968) shares the seven dimensions of behavior: generality, effective, technological, applied, conceptually systematic, analytic, and behavioral. Generality refers to generalization of behaviors and skills. A behavior analyst helps clients generalize their new behaviors/skills through multiple people,Continue reading “Seven dimensions of behavior in ABA”

Purdue University Global

When I was little, doctors told my parents I would never attend and graduate from college due to challenges of my autism. Well guess what just happened? On October 22nd, 2022, I graduated from Purdue University Global for my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)! I thought I was onlyContinue reading “Purdue University Global”

Self-regluation onto IEPs with Martin Slyngstad

I got a returning guest who wanted to talk about an important topic with our community: Martin Slyngstad is an autistic self advocate who is an author of a book: Chatterbox- My life with Autism. He works full time as a behavior specialist. He returns on “The World of Autism” to share an important messageContinue reading “Self-regluation onto IEPs with Martin Slyngstad”

Inclusive Companies

As part of National Employment Disability Awareness Month (NEDAM), there are many companies helping people with disabilities gain employment: Publix- The store allows people with disabilities to use assistive technology while working to communicate with colleagues and costumers. Also, they permit service animals in public spaces at the store. Learn more about their program here:Continue reading “Inclusive Companies”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! I have been so fortunate to be working full time as a paraprofessional for a public school district in FL. Currently, I am in my second school year within the public school district in FL. I have continued to showcase my love and passion for working with studentsContinue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022”

Time management

A lot of autistic people sometimes struggle with time management. This can be due to focus on special interests or even many demands on their plate causing meltdowns and/or procrastination to occur. What are some ways to balance everything and reduce stress at the same time? Here is some advice on developing time management skills:Continue reading “Time management”

Extracurricular activities

Want to know some benefits about extracurricular activities for the neurodiverse community? If not, extracurricular activities can benefit so much for the neurodiverse community. Extracurricular activities can provide neurodiverse individuals who struggle academically with opportunities to shine and grow. Plus, they provide opportunities for neurodiverse individuals to focus on their strengths and interests, develop skillsContinue reading “Extracurricular activities”