Approaches for increasing communication and social skills

In Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), did you know behavior analysts use many approaches to increase people’s communication and social skills? Here are some interventions and procedures used in ABA to increase people’s communication and social skills: Verbal operant approaches: 2. Functional Communication Training (FCT): a differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) approach in which teachesContinue reading “Approaches for increasing communication and social skills”

Interview with Merrick Egber as an Autistic board for Florida ASPE and ELS for Autism

When is it important to teach self advocacy skills to autistic people? Its not about the age of the person with autism to teach self advocacy skills. It is more important to teach them these skills when autisitc people many skills mastered or improved on, such as communication and social skills. All of these skillsContinue reading “Interview with Merrick Egber as an Autistic board for Florida ASPE and ELS for Autism”

Interview with Sam Mitchell as an autistic podcaster and entrepreneur

How many of you have heard of podcasts talking about autism? Podcasts about autism have been growing more than ever before. Podcasts are being created and hosted by parents of autistic children, therapists who work with autistic people, teachers, and autistic self advocates. It is truly amazing! Now get ready for a new guest inContinue reading “Interview with Sam Mitchell as an autistic podcaster and entrepreneur”

Inclusive companies for Autistic people

Did you know autistic people still struggle with employment, from being unemployed to working below minimum wage? Personally, I work with an inclusive ABA company that hires autistic people to work in various roles for the company. As you may know, I am their main blogger. Also, I am a team member of the highContinue reading “Inclusive companies for Autistic people”

High school to college transition

It is graduation time already!? Many schools already had their graduation commencements back in May or during this month. As for me, I graduated from my high school 6 years ago and now I will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in October of this year. I recall my transition from high school to collegeContinue reading “High school to college transition”

Prompting

Prompting is a teaching procedure that comes before the behavior/skill/response occurs. It is used to support a person as they learn a new skill/behavior/response. There are different prompting systems used to teach people new behaviors/skills/responses: Least to Most prompting: a person providing no assistance at first and then moves to a more instructive prompt ifContinue reading “Prompting”

Interview with Michael Gilberg as an autistic special education lawyer

Did you know students with disabilities have rights to gain appropriate education? Students with disabilities, like autistic students have rights to appropriate education based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. My latest special guest can tell you about these acts and the importance of disabilityContinue reading “Interview with Michael Gilberg as an autistic special education lawyer”

College success stories of 2022

2022 is the year for the disability community in the college arena! There are two students with disabilities who have been getting recognized all over social media for their achievement of graduating college this May! Now let me tell you about these two amazing women with disabilities who graduated from college this year: Elizabeth BonkerContinue reading “College success stories of 2022”

Interview with Michelle Zeman as an autistic BCBA

Did you know more autistic people either are pursing work in the ABA field or already work in the ABA field? Currently, I have been working with an ABA company on the side as I am growing myself in the ABA field. I work alongside with 7 other autistic colleagues, which most of are eitherContinue reading “Interview with Michelle Zeman as an autistic BCBA”

Interview with Corben Heaver as an autistic union advocate

Employment has still been a big issue in the disability community for years. People with autism are more unemployed and working lower wage jobs than people living with other disabilities. Although, there is one guest that I brought on who is advocating for that change as a union advocate. Here is my latest guest inContinue reading “Interview with Corben Heaver as an autistic union advocate”